September's National Grandparents Day Highlights Popularity of Faith-Based Gifts

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - National Grandparents Day 2009 is September 13 and as Americans focus on honoring their family members, many will celebrate the day by presenting a special faith-based gift to their loved ones.

According to Internet retailer, National Grandparents Day provides significant opportunities for families: to honor grandparents, to celebrate the special bond between the generations, and to recognize the strength, wisdom and guidance that comes from these special members of the family. The growing interest in faith-based gifts continues to gain momentum, reinforcing a spiritual foundation that transcends generations.

"We are seeing increased popularity in faith-based gifts such as decorative (or Heirloom) Bibles with engraving of a special message from a loved one for National Grandparents Day and other key holidays," says Joanne Brunskill of, an online destination for glorious gifts of inspiration. "Personal messages combined with the meaningfulness of a gift of faith create a long-lasting impression. It never goes out of style."

The Top Gifts for National Grandparents Day, According to

--  Family Keepsake Bibles. A great way to start a family tradition,
    keepsake Bibles are beautifully embellished with colorful jewels, accented
    with sparkling crystals and edged with antique brass filigrees. Customized
    designs that include a message to commemorate National Grandparents Day
    make this gift a  true family heirloom certain to be passed on to future
--  Prayer Journals. Wonderful ways to celebrate faith, journals
    commemorate special life moments and capture heartfelt prayers and
    sentiments. Add a personal touch of a favorite scripture, date or name to
    the cover, and a family has a special place to record life events, answered
    prayers, and track spiritual growth.
--  Personalized Ornaments. No longer exclusive to Christmas, ornaments
    are a simple treasure appreciated year after year. Personalization also
    makes for a one-of-a-kind gift and a reminder of a grandchild's love for
    their grandparents.

The first National Grandparents Day was held in 1978 after a campaign spearheaded by Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife and grandmother of 40. National Grandparents Day is held on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

"National Grandparents Day provides the perfect opportunity for families to share the Word of God and stand strong together in their faith," says Brunskill. "The consumer reaction that we're seeing in faith-based gifts is a testament to the importance of faith today across generations."

For more gift ideas for National Grandparents Day 2009, visit

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