The first Father's Day was June 19th in 1910, just one year after Mother's Day was established as a national holiday. Years later, in 1966, President Lydon B. Johnson designated it to be the third Sunday every June. Six years later, President Richard M. Nixon declared it to be legally a national holiday.
Moms and dads have an extremely important role in the lives of their children: nurturers, teachers, providers, fashion guides, comforters, role models, cheerleaders, chauffeurs, coaches, shepherds, nutritionists, medical experts...and on and on. We are a little bit of everything for our kids! Some parents are doing it all on their own. They are both mom and dad - a double-responsibility!
Here is some sweet inspiration from Leo Babauta about fatherhood: How to Be a Great Dad--12 Awesome Tips.
The best Father's Days are days spent together. Go to a ball game, have a picnic, do something fun that HE loves!
Looking for a great gift? Here is a quick Father's Day shopping guide:
- Baseball Lovers
- Golf Lovers
- Sportsmen - Hunting / Fishing
- Tool Time
- Green Thumb - Lawn & Garden
- Photo Frame for Daddy
- Dress Your Dog Like a Father's Day Card
- Let Him Buy Something Great For Himself
- Movie Lovers
- Coffee Drinkers
- Book Readers
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