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Celebrate National Grandparents Day

The first Sunday after Labor Day has been dedicated to grandma and grandpa since 1978. Share your pictures with us.

What happens at Grandma's house, stays at Grandma's house. It only works when the kids remember to wipe the chocolate off their chins before they get picked up, though.

Kidding aside, I consider my grandparents to be one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given. And this Sunday is dedicated to them.

President Jimmy Carter declared Grandparents Day a national holiday in 1978. It is always celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day.

And since we know gifts from the heart are coveted above all else, it's also a great time to get crafty with the kids to make something Grandma and Grandpa will treasure. Need a bit of inspiration? Grandparents.com has a variety of craft ideas as well as songs and activities for Grandparents Day.

What makes the grandparents in your life special? Tell us about them in the comments section below to share their story. You also can upload a photo of your grandparents to our photo gallery!

Autumn Johnson September 09, 2012 at 10:55 PM
My grandparents have been gone for about seven years now (they are in the pictures) and I miss them everyday. My sister and I both still have dreams about them now and then. They were a huge part of our lives. My grandmother died exactly one month after my grandfather had died despite that fact that her Alzheimer's was so advanced she did not know she still had a husband at the time. Somehow after so many years together, it felt like the bond was still there, even to the end of their days.

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