National Grandparents Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that special day is Sunday, Sept. 8. If you are lucky enough to have grandparents, show them how much you care. A wonderful gift choice is flowers. They make grandparents smile. In fact, a Rutgers research study of senior citizens shows flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age.

If your grandparents love gardening, ask your florist to create a loosely designed garden inspired arrangement. This floral arrangement has a nice relaxed feeling with its gorgeous orange roses, white hydrangea, lisianthus, genistra and Italian ruscus.

— Photo Courtesy Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark. www.shirleysflowersinc.com

— Photo Courtesy Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark.
www.shirleysflowersinc.com

My grandmother always wore corsages to commemorate special occasions. I would always send her a corsage to wear to church on her special day, like this classic white dendrobium orchid pin-on corsage with white sheer and satin ribbon.

— Photo Courtesy Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark. www.shirleysflowersinc.com

— Photo Courtesy Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark.
www.shirleysflowersinc.com

 

What do grandparents want above and beyond anything else? Quality time with their grandchildren. Invite the grandparents over for a luncheon. Decorate the table with flowers for them to take home and enjoy. Small cubes filled with a bright gerbera daisy or a succulent at each place setting are sweet touches.

Succulent Plants and Wheat Grass - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

— Photo Courtesy Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark.
www.shirleysflowersinc.com

Flowers in keepsake vases or baskets give grandparents a sweet reminder of their grandchild. Grandparents who are college football fans or whose grandchildren are in college will appreciate flowers in school colors and a mascot container.

Graduation Flowers - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., Rogers, Ark.

— Photo Courtesy Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.. in Rogers, Ark.
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How do you celebrate Grandparents Day?