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National Grandparents Day is a holiday celebrated in the US and UK since 1978 and recognized in a number of countries on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers' Day and Grandfathers' Day.
It is not as well-known as Mother's Day or Father's Day but a celebration of the day is growing in popularity. Grandparents have often halped out their families, and nowadays many grandparents look after their children while parents are at work too. Grandparent's Day is now a fixture on the celebrations calendar.
In the US it is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. The next US Grandparent's Day will be on Sunday 8th September 2019.
In the UK it is celebrated on the first Sunday in October. The next UK Grandparents Day will be on Sunday 6th October 2019.
It is a lovely opportunity to show your grandparents on both sides just how much you love them! You can buy your grandparents a gift or send them a card.
Better still, why not make them something special and unique! Here is a fantastic collection of Grandparents Day activities including crafts, printables colouring and homemade gift ideas.
Make this lovely card for a much loved grandparent using handprints.
You could use this cool printable to make a card for Grandparents Day too.
This would make a lovely gift to anyone, but I love this for a Grandparent as it is so personal.
This cute colouring picture would make a super gift for a grandmother or grandfather.
Stretch your brain with this Grandparents Day wordsearch - there is also an easy puzzle for younger kids too!
This is aimed at teachers, but would make a lovely decoration for your Grandparent's Day celebrations.
This adorable idea could be adapted for any vase or container. Each flower has the picture of a grandchild. This grandmother has 20 grandchildren!
This free printable would make a lovely last minute gift - you coud make your own frame from card and decorate it for your grandparents.
For more ideas for celebrating Grandparent's Day, see our Grandparent's Day Pinterest board.
Happy Grandparents Day!
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