July 26 is National Aunt and Uncle’s Day. This day provides an opportunity to spend time with those relatives we trusted and leaned on growing up. Aunts and uncles are like the “cool” mom and dad, and you get to spend holidays together, family times and sometimes even sleepovers. You ask them for love and life advice, you tag along with them on road trips, and a lot of times you tell them your secrets so they can help you hide them from your parents.

Aunts and uncles definitely fill our lives with fun, laughter, love and wonderful memories. That’s why today is a good time to relieve those moments by calling your aunts and uncles, stopping by for a visit, sending them a card or a bouquet of flowers, or maybe even take them out for dinner. Reminisce the good old times by looking through photographs, reliving memories of Christmas time or 4th of July picnic, or that super fun vacation you all took together.

To help out with the celebrations, here are 21 quotes, wishes and messages for our cool aunts and uncles!

For Aunts:

“An aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side.” – Sara Sheridan

“Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend.” – Unknown

“Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite like the aunts in the book, but I definitely do have a couple of them, and a couple of old aunties.” – Donna Tartt

“An aunt is someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherish with love.” – Unknown

“It is not money my aunt thinks about. She knows better than to value worldly wealth above its price.” – Anne Bronte

“My father's sister never married in order to raise me.” – Marcel Carne

“Aunt: A cherished friend and personal cheerleader who will always see you through rose colored glasses.” – Unknown

“ I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt.” – Ann B. Davis

“I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.” – George Eads

“ Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.” – Rudyard Kipling

For Uncles:

“I have confidence that you filled with joy my dad’s life when you were kids, because you’re a nice person and especially with an excellent sense of humor.” – Unknown

“There is no greater happiness in this world to know that, apart from my parents, I have an uncle who loves me and is always available to listen.” – Unknown

“Uncles are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” – Unknown

“Only the best brothers get promoted to an uncle.” – Unknown

“It was my uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.” – P. G. Wodehouse

“I’m as lucky as can be. The world’s greatest uncle belongs to me.” – Unknown

“Uncle: The brother of your father or mother; someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherish with love.” – Unknown

“An uncle is a blessing. It means so many things. Words could never tell the joy an uncle brings. An uncle is a bond of faith that even time can’t sever, a gift to last all of our lives. An uncle is forever.” – Irene Banks

“Uncle: Thank you for giving me your time. We may spend it to do some mischief to play, but it will always be worthy at the end of the day.” – Unknown

“An amazing uncle is like a glass of refreshing lemonade in the hot summer of life.” – Unknown