Grandparents Day was September 12. For those who missed the holiday, a gift bouquet may be the best way to show your grandmother or grandfather that you are thinking of them.
National Grandparents day was created by Marian McQuade, a housewife living in Fayette County, West Virginia, in 1978, according to Grandparents-Day.com. She advocated for the holiday because she was concerned about the number of elderly adults living in nursing homes who may be feeling lonely.
McQuade also wanted young people to connect with their grandparents and understand the wisdom and heritage their elders can share, according to the holiday's website. Even if the day slipped by you, your grandmother will still be glad to receive a gift bouquet on her doorstep.
If you're strapped for time, it's easy to send flowers online. Consider sending your loved one the flower that represents their birth month, or choosing a blossom that features their favorite color.
Your gift may do more than brighten up their day. According to a study conducted at Rutgers University, colorful bouquets can help seniors maintain their memory functions.
Gift baskets filled with chocolates, fruits and other treats will also bring a smile to your relative's face.