I adore my grandparents. They were essentially my second parents when I was growing up and I spent as much time at their house as I did my own. I learned a lot about love and life from my "Bobs" (yes, I call my grandma Bobs) and my "Pop."  I look up to them, respect them, and am genuinely a better person because of them.

I'm guessing if you've got a calendar that lists a bunch of holidays that you might have seen something that looks like this:

Traci Taylor

If you've seen that on your calendar and not given it a second glance, you might want to and this is why- there's an excellent chance that your grandparents know about their special holiday and that they're sad that you don't so much as call them on their day.

Yes, we have a lot of "greeting card" holidays, but do you really want to make grandma and grandpa sad?

Grandparents were asked if they knew what day National Grandparents Day is and shockingly, a lot of them said they did. 78% of grandmas and 64% of grandpas said they know about the holiday. Want more? They even know what day it falls on this year (September 10th).

36% of the grandparents who were surveyed said they think Grandparents Day should be as important to the world as Mother's Day or Father's Day is,  and they're sad that it isn't.

By the way, Grandparents Day isn't a new holiday. The White House officially proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day back in 1978.

So, if it's been a while since you talked to grandma and grandpa, pick up the phone, send a card, or go see them. Not just on Grandparents Day, but through the whole year. It'll mean more to them than you might realize.

[via PRNewswire]