Sunday, June 15th is Father’s Day, a day of celebration of fathers and the influence they’ve had on the lives of their children.
Father’s day was started by Sonora Smart Dodd in 1910 as a complement to Mother’s Day. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
So how do you celebrate Father’s Day? There are any number of ways such as gifts, a meal, or just spending time with you Dad. However, a new survey taken from the RetailMeNot.com site found that Dads may be getting gypped. According to the survey, more people buy gifts for Mother’s Day than Father’s Day. Not only that, 11 percent of the people surveyed admitted they’ve even forgotten to wish Dad well on Father’s Day.
How do you make this year different? Here are some of the best Father’s Day gifts, according to the website teachmama.com:
- Surprise Dad with tickets to see his favorite baseball team.
- Take him hiking.
- Find out his favorite music group and get him concert tickets.
- Get his lesson: riding lessons, woodworking, cooking, or dance (with Mom, of course!).
- Get him some sessions with a personal trainer, or golf lessons.
- Some Dads would enjoy a spa day
- A subscription: satellite radio, a premium television channel or a magazine.
- Consider things with a personal touch such as making a meal, taking over his household chores for the day, or treating him to a foot massage.
So, whether you buy Dad a gift or just spend time with him, all he really wants to know is that he’s loved and thought of on his special day. And should you need funds to make Dad feel really special, we’re here 24/7.