September will soon be upon us, the month in which it becomes fall or spring, depending on which side of the globe you call home. September has a number of fun holidays that you can mark with parties and flowers, including the solstice, grandparents’ day, and Labor Day. We covered the last one with our previous blog post, so let’s move on to some of the more unusual celebrations of September.
The first Sunday after Labor Day, September 7th, is Grandparents’ Day. This is the special day when you can remember Gran and Gramps with a beautiful bunch of flowers. Never forget that flowers are for men, too, and with the ability to combine flowers with wine or chocolates, nobody need feel left out on this special occasion.
Also on September 7th is Neither Rain Nor Snow Day. This marks the completion of the New York Post Office Building in 1914, which bears the famous moniker. Clearly, this is a day to show appreciation of your postal carrier, but we’d suggest talking to your postal carrier first to find out what his or her rules are regarding gifts.
National American Legion Day is September 16th. The American Legion was founded in 1919 on this day, to support troops returning from service or in retirement. It started with World War I veterans—something especially timely this year due to the 100th anniversary of that war—but now supports all veterans. Perhaps you know a volunteer who deserves flowers, or a veteran; or perhaps there’s a branch near you where you can volunteer some time.
Also on September 16th is Step Families Day. If you have a complicated modern family, this is a time to get together, perhaps with a lovely floral centerpiece, and appreciate the fact that your family or families decided to merge.
We’ve kept a few more of the September holidays back for more detailed discussion later in the month, but we hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to celebrate the month, with or without September flowers—not to mention helping Virgos and early Libras have a wonderful birthday. Enjoy!