Remember Nan and Pop tomorrow
QUEENSLAND is getting ready to celebrate its inaugural Grandparents’ Day tomorrow.
Acting Community Service Minister Phil Reeves said families don’t need to buy expensive gifts to get involved.
“Grandparents’ Day can be about a yarn, having a family day out or even baking a cake,” he said.
“Even a phone call to your grandparents would most likely be more than welcome.
“It’s a great opportunity to show how much you care about and appreciate your grandparents and it doesn’t need to cost a thing.
“Across the state, clubs, schools and community groups are also getting behind Grandparents’ Day with their own celebrations and I encourage Queenslanders to get involved in saying thanks to grandparents.
“Grandparents are being offered reduced-price tickets of $10 to the one day international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Gabba on Sunday, November 7 in recognition of the significance of the day.”
Mr Reeves said Queensland was leading the nation by holding the country’s first official Grandparents’ Day.
Free postcards and certificates of recognition for grandparents could be collected from state electorate offices and downloaded from the Department of Communities website.
“We’re also recognising how tech-savvy grandparents are and we’ve developed special e-cards that can be sent.
“The postcards and certificates can be personalised with a special message so you can show your grandparents how much you appreciate them.