In 1978, Congress passed legislation declaring the first Sunday following Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by then-President Jimmy Carter…fitting, as today he is considered by many to be our national grandfather.
Grandparents often have very special relationships with their grandchildren. A unique gift, unlike anything else they might receive, is a very appropriate way to honor this relationship on Grandparents Day. We have suggestions for personalized items to create a gift that is unlike all others.
Many a grandparent enjoys working a jigsaw puzzle. This custom jigsaw puzzle can be personalized with a reproduction of a color or black and white photograph. Once you send a photo or JPEG image to the manufacturer, a 408-piece puzzle kit is created from 80-point pasted chipboard that is twice the thickness of typical puzzles.
This woven photographic throw transforms a favorite photograph into a personalized 50×60″ 100% cotton throw. The image you supply to the manufacturer is woven, not printed, on the throw so it’s machine washable and dryer-safe, and the image will not fade.
An ideal unique gift for the grandparent of a younger child would be this recordable storyteller. A grandparent can record themselves reading a picture book page by page, even inserting personal messages. The recorder recognizes each page visually, so if a child skips to the end or flips back to the beginning, the narration switches accordingly. The device stores up to 250 minutes of audio—about 50 books.
Because grandparents provide such a vital link to our history and heritage, this Sunday, be sure to reach out with a phone call or personal visit to let the grandparents in your life know they are honored, respected and loved.