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Caring Across Generations For Grandparents Day With These 25 Fun Ideas

By Caring Across Generations

Grandparents Day is this Sunday! On September 7, 2014, families all over the United States will honor and celebrate their grandparents. Like National Siblings Day this past April, which went viral with millions taking to social media to boast about their brothers and sisters, Grandparents Day is poised to have millions of grandchildren showing off their grandparents with photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

This holiday has flown under the radar, but with grandparents more involved in their grandchildren’s lives than ever before, 2014 is the year to solidify Grandparents Day as a national holiday with cards, celebrations, and media coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.7 million children live with a grandparent. Given the tremendous impact on the lives of America’s younger generations, below are 25 ways to cover Grandparents Day with silly, cute, and inspirational lists.

  • Celebrities we had no idea were grandparents
  • Grandparents who care for their grandkids
  • Famous politicians and their grandparents (or grandkids)
  • Before they were grandparents: photos of grandchildren and grandparents at same age
  • Gadgets grandkids have and the counterpart their grandparents would have used
  • 15 Grandparents still acting like 15-year-olds
  • Our favorite grandparent-grandchild pairs
  • How did Grandparents Day Start?
  • Grandparents looking cooler than we ever could (better clothes, on motorcycles, etc)
  • Famous politicians and celebrities that were raised by their grandparents
  • Fables your grandparents told you that you still believe
  • Grandparents who know how to “dougie”
  • Photos of celebrities who take their grandparents to award shows
  • Hilarious moments/gifs showing grandchildren trying to pull one over on grandparents, or vice versa
  • Social expectations that haven’t changed since our grandparents were kids
  • Animal grandparents and their offspring
  • The best parts of having grandparents summed up in photos
  • Women wearing their grandmas’ wedding/engagement rings
  • The importance of grandparents in our lives
  • Popular songs your grandparents listened to that still hold up today
  • Movies your grandparents love, and you do, too
  • Recipes only your grandma can make
  • Gadgets that grandkids invented for their grandparents
  • Items your grandparents had that you would kill for today
  • Popular fashion trends that your grandparents started

logoAbout Caring Across Generations

Caring Across Generations brings together aging Americans, people with disabilities, workers, and their families to protect all Americans’ right to choose the care and support they need to live with dignity. We are a movement of family members, workers, and fellow Americans supported by a growing coalition of organizations advocating for a system of quality, dignified care. By working together we can increase every family’s access to the care and support they need at a price they can afford and create millions of high quality in-home care jobs. For more information visit: https://www.caringacross.org/

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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