National Grandparents Day!

Every Sunday following Labor Day is National Grandparents Day, a day created by Marian McQuade in order to champion the lonely elderly in nursing homes and to encourage grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage that their grandparents could provide. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the holiday in 1978.

My grandparents have always had a fascinating wealth of knowledge, and I’ve always said that I would love to be friends with them even if we aren’t related. My maternal grandmother can recite our entire family history back so many generations, I can’t even count them! My maternal grandfather is a skilled woodworker; he helped me build two bookshelves which are among my favorite possessions. My paternal grandparents taught me to cook. I remember as a child playing card and board games with my grandparents, pretending to host tea time (to which my own grandfather played along very enthusiastically).

We have several puzzles which capture the love between a grandparent and grandchild—all to help you bring back memories of these special figures in our lives.

Do any of these puzzles remind you of your own grandparents? Let us know in the comments!

religious puzzles, christian jigsaw
The Blessing by SunsOut. 500 pieces.
Afternoon with Grandma by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Grandpa’s Pumpkins by SunsOut. 300 pieces.
christmas grandparents
Living Room by Pintoo. 1000 pieces.
Tea With Grandpa by Cobble Hill. 275 pieces.
Saturday Matinee by Cobble Hill. 275 pieces.
First Jar of the Year by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces.
Grampa “Watches” the Kids by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.
The Gift by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

These puzzles don’t feature people, but they do certainly evoke feelings of grandparents!

Grandma’s Attic by Ravensburger. 1000 pieces.
Grandma’s Kitchen by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.
Grandma’s Rocker by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Grandma’s Hearthstone by Pomegranate. 500 pieces.

One thought on “National Grandparents Day!

  1. Susanna

    September 7, 2013 1:45

    I grew up in a generation where parents and grandparents didn’t really play – though might’ve just been my family! I do have great memories with my mom’s mother though mostly garage sales(loved going to those with her) and she lived in the country and always had kittens or puppies it seems like and was pretty easygoing. She also used to knit and taught me the basic stitch.she was divorced from grandpa and he wasn’t as fun – actually he was sick from a stroke or some kind of brain injury just before I was born so he had a bit of a temper and was hard to understand though I remember going to his place in the country and he always had a garden – hated the garden LOL but after I got older i realized the watermelons we had nearly every visit in the summer weren’t from his garden- he bought t hem special for us and had them chilled. 🙂 my dad was next to the youngest and his mom wasn’t lovey-dovey – I remember her crocheting and she usually worked on a puzzle when we were little but nothing a kid was interested in and we’d probably been snapped at if we’d messed it up!
    I have several of these puzzles – the tea with grandpa one is nice- big pieces and some odd-shaped – no glare – they use a linen or matte type finish and the pieces are ‘hard’ – very rigid and not flimsy or easily bent. I also have the aftrnoon with grandma puzzle – mainly because I wish I had that porch LOL! loved the porch and theme…

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