Celebrating Grandparents Day This Weekend

Celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day, this year’s Grandparents Day observance occurs on September 11. Here at Hillards Chocolates, we absolutely love this holiday, because it is a wonderful opportunity to say “thank you” to our grandparents for the millions of things – big and small – that they do for us each and every day.

Whether your family decides to throw a big party or just get together for dinner to celebrate with Grandma and Grandpa, they are sure to appreciate the extra love and attention this holiday offers.

Wondering where Grandparents Day got its start? It all began with a campaign led by Marian McQuade in 1970. McQuade had been working with senior citizens in nursing homes for years and wanted to create a special day where these  wonderful people (most of them grandparents) could be recognized for all that they did for their families over the years.

Since the 70s, this special holiday observance has really taken off, and now families all across the country take time out of their busy lives to spend some quality time with the ones who have always been there to support and encourage them.

Regardless of how you are spending this special day with your grandparents, we are sure that a gourmet chocolate gift will add to the festivities! From chocolate assortments to homemade fudge, there is an endless array of chocolate and candy gift options here at Hilliards Chocolate. Pick out your grandparents’ favorites and surprise them with a gourmet treat for dessert. We are sure they will love this sweet gesture!