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Wonderful suggestions for Fathers Day. Find ideas that convey loving thought on Father's special day.
From Father's Day history and trivia to gifts suggestions and ideas for Dad on his special day.
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History of Father's Day

Father’s Day, 3rd Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane,Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.

Father's Day Gift Ideas



  • Give him a hug - A big one!
  • Say the words - make it simple - "I Love you Dad"
  • Leave a poem in a place where it could be easily found
  • Email him at work - Address it to "#1 Father"
  • Plan a Fathers Day fishing or golfing trip
  • Polish his shoes on Fathers Day
  • Make his favorite dinner.
  • Clean the garage for Dad
  • Bake him some cookies for Fathers Day
  • Check out these great Ties!
  • Offer to house sit or dog sit.
  • Call him on the telephone if you can't be there
  • Mow the lawn for Dad
  • Wash his car
  • Dads don't care how much it costs.
  • They only care about what it means.
  • Put your heart into it, it will mean the world to him.
  • Say I love you, on Fathers Day.

Father's Day Poetry

God Made Dads - Poem

God took the strength of a mountain
The majesty of a tree
The warmth of a summer sun
The calm of a quiet sea
The generous soul of nature
The comforting arm of night
The wisdom of the ages
The power of the eagle's flight
The joy of a morning in spring
The faith of a mustard seed
The patience of eternity
The depth of a family need
Then God combined these qualities
When there was nothing more to add
He knew His masterpiece was complete
And so
He called it ... Dad


~~Author Unknown.~~

A Tree - Poem

My special tree stands up straight,
Even when hanging on the branch.
We jump and swing and climb,
But the tree stands up straight.
Through rain and hail and snow,
Through winter, spring, summer, fall,
Through seasons all and all,
My tree stands up straight.
After all my troubles,
Ups and downs,
My tree stands up straight.
All my life to the end,
Even after the tree is gone,
It stands up straight in my heart.
That tree was always there for me.
For there is no tree.
All along, it was my dad.
My dad was there for me.

~~by Eileen Collins ~~

 

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