Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at The Village! Father’s Day gives us a chance to honor and spend a day thanking our dads for all they have done. Since we were little kids, our fathers were there to play catch, help us learn to ride a bike, and even cheer us on during our soccer game. Fathers have a special place in our hearts, and celebrating Father’s Day gives us the perfect opportunity to thank them for all that they do.
Mother’s Day became a national holiday in 1908 and by 1909, 45 states were already observing this day. However, Father’s Day did not come about until 1910. On July 19, 1910 Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day. There was much controversy that arose when state governments were urged to observe Father’s Day. Men didn’t like the idea of domesticating manliness with gift-giving and they thought that it was just another commercial gimmick to sell more products. It wasn’t until 1972 when Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last.
-Americans spend an estimate of more than $12 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.
-There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States.
-About 20% of Father’s Day cards are bought for husbands.
-Rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white rose represents a deceased father.
-One of the most common gifts is a necktie.
-80 million cards are given every year.
Spend Time with Dad
The perfect way to show you dad how much you care for him is by spending some quality time with him. Go golfing, camping, fishing or shooting. Enjoy the outdoors and make fun memories with your dad. Catch up on life and have him tell stories from when he was younger. You don’t have to buy your dad an expensive gift, instead just spend the afternoon together. Make sure to with your dad a Happy Father’s Day!
Make a Treat
Let’s be honest, all dads love dessert. So what’s better than a delicious chocolate cake. This cake is “better than anything” and only requires 5 simple ingredients. All you need is a chocolate cake mix, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, caramel topping, cool whip, and Heath candy bars. Follow the instructions to put the toppings on the cake. Surprise your dad with this delicious treat! Recipe link: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/06/better-than-anything-cake/
Give Him a Gift
As much as dad say they don’t’ need gifts, it’s still nice to surprise your dad with a gift on Father’s Day. Whether it’s a new tie, socks, watch, shirt or a new wallet. These are simple gifts dads uses on the daily. If your looking for a different gift idea, you could look into a grill, yard tools or tickets to one of his favorite bands’ concert.