Flowerama Columbus

We Operate 4 Flower Shops In The Columbus Ohio Area

Columbus, Ohio | Reynoldsburg Ohio | Westerville Ohio | Whitehall Ohio

Grandparents Day is just around the corner. Why not spoil and surprise that wonder grandparent with a lovely flower arrangement or gift from Flowerama Columbus! Do you have special and fond memories of your grandparents? I know I do. Still remember visiting my grandparents on certain weekends as we lived in the same town at one point. My grandmother, even after a long day of standing on her feet in the ladies department at JCPenney would bring us to her house. She would make us hot chocolate Ovaltine and basically let us have the run of her house. The history of this Nationally recognized day started in 1969 when a young nine year old boy, Russell Capper wrote a letter to President Nixon asking to make a special day for Grandparents. Russell received a thank you note back but it said these types of special observance days needed to be authorized by Congress. However, a housewife from West Virginia, Marian McQuade, kept up her fight for a national  holiday to honor grandparents and finally won her cause in 1978. Marian was a kind and caring person who spent many years visiting nursing homes and was touched by the loneliness of the seniors she met and how grateful they were when she would visit them. It was this loneliness and sadness of these older people that lead Marian to lobby for a special day that might encourage the younger family members or just young people in general to take time to visit these senior citizens in nursing homes.

On August 3, 1978,  President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation to designate the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day was cited as a day to “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer”. Today there are variations of Grandparents Day in numerous countries around the world. In addition to the United States, this list includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany, China, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Spain but many other countries also set aside a special day to celebrate their grandparents. The traditional flower of the U.S. National Grandparents Day is appropriately the “forget me not” which blooms in the spring. Flowerama has a number of splendid arrangements that include the “forget me not” flower.

Grandparents Day Themed Flowers

 

 

Grandparents Day Themed Gifts

 

I think we all agree that grandparents are some of the most special and precious people in our lives. For me there is so much joy in being a grandparent. Plus as the old saying goes, I can spoil the grand kids and then send them home to mom and dad.  There is actually some joy in just that. Our grandparents deserve recognition and a gesture of thoughtful appreciation for all that they have taught us and the time they have devoted to us. A beautiful flower arrangement or a delectable sweet gift basket from Flowerama Columbus is just the solution for that occasion. Flowerama Columbus is company owned by the Ozment family. Voted the best florist in Columbus, Flowerama, we focus on high quality, value pricing, and convenient locations. We love what we do, and are proud of our reputation. With four locations in central Ohio Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Westerville and Whitehall we have grown to be recognized as an industry leader and is well respected across the country as one of the best flower shops in the country. Locally, Flowerama Columbus has been selected as a Consumers’ Choice winner seven out of the last 8 years.