Father’s Day is fast approaching and hopefully this year some of us may be able to visit our Dads (or other significant father figures) and give them a hug!
Did you know that Father’s Day is a relatively modern tradition, unlike Mothering Sunday which has been part of the Christian calendar for centuries? Father’s Day was first celebrated in the state of Washington in America in 1910, at the instigation of an incredibly determined woman called Sonora Smart-Dodd who wanted to celebrate the achievements of her own father who had brought her and her five brothers up as a single parent.
However, the celebration did not really take off until during the Second World War when it became a way to recognise and give thanks for the men who had gone to war. After this time it became an annual date in the calendar which eventually became a recognised national holiday in the USA in 1972 and has been celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year since in many countries around the world.
In these busy modern times it is often tempting to send a quick text or Facebook message to our loved ones but taking time to choose and send just the right card creates an emotional connection that can bring a sense of well-being, joy and happiness to the recipient.
So on 20th of June this year cook your Dad his favourite roast dinner or take him to the pub for a pint of beer or two, but please be sure to also buy him a Father’s Day card to show him that you love him - bring a smile to his face and maybe even a tear to his eye!
Check out our fantastic Father's Day Cards and choose from our range of funny, sentimental, or modern cards. We have a lovely selection of Father’s Day cards from Janie Wilson, Stop The Clock, Five Dollar Shake, Bexyboo, Belly Button Designs and Rachel Ellen.
In his proclamation of 1972, which made Father’s Day a national holiday, president Richard Nixon wrote “Let each American make this Father’s Day an occasion for renewal of the love and gratitude we bear our fathers, increasing and enduring through the years”.
And so say all of us!