Here at Texas Treats we love Holidays!
Moms get Mothers Day and dads get Fathers Day, but what do grandparents get? Maybe you didn’t know this, but there is a special holiday for those people who spoil the kids with treats and goodies all year round. On Sunday, Sept. 8 you have the opportunity to show grandparents just how much you love them! Whether it be treating your grandparents to a special dinner (whether it’s early bird or not…) or just giving them a call to tell them just how much you are grateful for all the the treats they snuck you behind your parents’ backs, don’t miss this chance to say, “Grammy (or Grandpa), thank ya for bein’ the best darn granparent I coulda asked fer!” It’s that simple. Don’t be shy!
Never heard of National Grandparents Day? Check out the story of how it started (found from Grandparents-day.com):
“In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents. Through concerted efforts on the part of civic, business, church, and political leaders, this campaign expanded statewide. Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV) was especially instrumental in the project. The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1973 in West Virginia by Governor Arch Moore. Also in 1973, Senator Randolph introduced a Grandparents Day resolution in the United States Senate. The resolution languished in committee.
Mrs. McQuade and her team turned to the media to garner support. They also began contacting governors, senators, congressmen in every state. And they sent letters to churches, businesses, and numerous national organizations interested in senior citizens. In 1978, five years after its West Virginia inception, the United StatesCongress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the ‘autumn years’ of life.)”
Also, don’t be afraid to treat your grandparents with a little gift! I’m sure they would love any one of a plethora of items that Texas Treats has to offer. Whether it be a Texas Horseshoe with a little note on it or a gift basket with some goodies like Texas Pralines that remind them of long days gone by, Texas Treats can speak to senses that words can’t! Don’t let them just hear you say, “Love ya, pops!” Let them taste and feel it!