Father’s Day has only been an official federal holiday since Nixon signed it into existence in 1972.
Mother’s Day has been around since 1914—101 years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson approved the resolution making the second Sunday in May a nationally recognized holiday.
According to History.com, men originally “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products—often paid for by the father himself.”
Today, economists say that Americans spend more than $1 billion in gifts every Father’s Day.
Why Are Dads So Hard to Buy For?
Gifts for Dad don’t have to include wacky ties or lots of glitter and macaroni. We like to keep it simple around here! A handmade card with a heartfelt note goes a long way. Dads are far more sentimental than we realize!
If you are looking for a way to honor Dad this year, canva.com is a great photo editing site that allows you to create and print your own cards and use your own images! It’s also a lot of fun, and it’s how we made the picture above!
If you are feeling crafty, we found some fun ideas on nobiggie.net as well! Or, maybe you can just give Dad the gift of no more terrible ties, right?
We Love You, Dad!
To all the dads out there, we salute you! For all those who coach little league, help with homework, and are their children’s loudest and proudest fans—we love you!
Enjoy your day!
~Dr. Marea White