Every day of the year seems to be dedicated to some occasion, person or event. From Rose Day to Friendship Day to even a Slurpee Day. But none of this takes away the importance and relevance of one of the most important days that truly need a celebration, Grandparents Day.
The day marks an acknowledgement of what the contribution of the older generation to the lives of children, youth and young adults. Saluting their experience and guidance and a lifetime commitment to family.
And of all bonds
that exist, the one between a grandparent and grandchild is extremely
special. Just a simple phone call to tell them you love them is the
easiest thing to do on Grandparents Day. They cherish nothing more
than getting to spend time with their grandchildren, so take time out
and spend the day with them. You could even go a step further and
make a picnic out of it or organise a day out to their favourite
In some countries
this day is a national holiday giving people a chance to truly
indulge. While some countries believe that every day should be
dedicated to the elderly. But no matter what the date or way to
celebrate, the importance of Grandparents day is recognised all over
Some people shy away
from celebrating such things, assuming them to be marketing gimmicks.
But Grandparents Day goes way beyond that. It is a time to connect
multiple generations and make family bonds stronger.
One of the sweetest
memories of childhood is our grandparents. While we fought with, got
scolded by and constantly argued with our parents, it’s with the
Grandma and Grandpa that we got to be in our happy place. From gifts,
to treats to sharing secrets with, they have always been there.
Not just when we were young children but also well into our teens and youth, they have always been there for us no matter what. They pampered us all their lives and now it’s our turn. let’s give our grandparents the special treatment they truly deserve.
But of course, it can be pretty tricky to figure out what to gift to your grandparents. Instead of looking at the usefulness of a gift, it would be wonderful to focus on the emotional gifts.
Make them laugh and cry with joy with these cushion sets that have words like ‘Dada-Dai’, ‘Nana-Nani or ‘We Love You’.
Or take them down memory lane with these beautiful personalised rotating lamps.
Another sweet gift idea for your Grand Mom and Grand Dad is this cute clock that proclaims them to be the best grandparents in the world.
Whatever you choose as a gift for your beloved grandparents, you know that what really matters to them is the thought behind it, the fact that you care and want them to know that you love them!
On Teachers Day one would wish to make their teachers feel special by giving them memorable gifts, to make their day special. It is hard enough to think of gifts for our friends and family, people we know intimately. When it comes to teachers, despite meeting them day in and day out in school or college, there is not much we might know about them. This makes it hard to think of the right gift for them.
A great gift is not always one that is useful or expensive. As the popular saying goes, it is the thought at counts. These lovely personalised mugs are a great gift idea for teachers.
The teachers’ name on the mugs makes them extra special.
Or one with a touching message on it.
Another one that is a bit more fun, the magic mug that reveals the name on it as you fill it with a hot beverage.
Take your pick and gift a mug to your favourite teacher and watch them place it on their desk with pride and joy!
One thing we are always doing in life constantly is ‘learning’. We get these nuggets of knowledge and information from many quarters of life and many teachers as well.
Our teachers vary at every stage in life. While the word ‘teacher’ is associated with those at school and college, we have many more teachers who show us the way in life outside of school. Parents, grandparents and siblings are an important influence in our lives. Our families could have many such teachers. Another important teacher many of us fail to recognise are our best and close friends. There is much that we learn from these important relationships.
Sometimes children act as teachers to their parents as well. There is no age bar to who can teach whom. Bosses, employees, co-workers, one could find a teacher in any walk of life and at any point in life.
While we focus on commemorating our teachers from school and college on Teachers Day, it would be worth a thought to consider all those people who have taught us something along the way and appreciate them on this special day too.