Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day This Sunday, Sept. 7

Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day This Sunday, Sept. 7

This Sunday, Sept. 7, is National Grandparents Day in the United States. Do something to honor your grandparents—and if you are a grandparent, to honor your bond with your grandchildren. My two rugrats with my grandma, their great-grandma. Here are a few National Grandparents Day...

This Sunday, Sept. 7, is National Grandparents Day in the United States. Do something to honor your grandparents—and if you are a grandparent, to honor your bond with your grandchildren.


My two rugrats with my grandma, their great-grandma.

Here are a few National Grandparents Day ideas:

  • Pass down old family stories to your grandchild. You could fill a notebook, record yourself talking, or fill in a book of prompts such as Stories From My Grandparent.
  • You might know a lot about the lives of your own grandparents, a relatively recent generation, genealogically speaking. Even so, you could focus on fleshing out what you know with newspaper research and local histories, and/or sum up your research and your memories about your grandparent in an essay.
  • Create a “generations” photo like this one, with a member of your family’s oldest generation holding a photo of his or her child, who’s holding a photo of his or her child. In most cases, the photo is “faked”: You take a picture of each person holding an empty frame, then use photo-editing software to add a picture into the frame. Lots of tutorials are available online; here’s one.

How will you celebrate Grandparents’ Day?

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