In 1972, a woman named Marion McQuade got an idea. She wanted a day to encourage Grandparents to spend time with their grandchildren, and grandchildren to become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer. In 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation from Congress proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day Grandparents Day. Sunday September 9 is the 30th anniversary of Grandparents Day!
Today the holiday isn’t as widely celebrated as Mothers or Fathers Day, but in the schools in our community they hold special events welcoming grandparents to visit the schools. As scrapbookers, we often celebrate our grandparents through layouts!
My mother has Alzheimer’s Disease and is losing her memory, so I am working on a book about her life, starting with her mother – my grandmother. I’m trying to make layouts that capture her at different stages of her life, here are a couple of layouts I’ve finished:
As I work my way through my mother’s lifetime of photos, I’m also conscious that I’m creating for my children an enduring record of their grandmother as well as great grandmother.
Have you scrapped a grandparent? Or are you a grandparent who scraps to leave a record for future generations? We’re discussing grandparents in the forum, show us your layouts!