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Father's Day


Father's Day

In the United States, the driving force behind the establishment of the celebration of Father's Day was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Creston, Washington. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, as a single parent raised his six children in Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, the anniversary of her father's death, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane.

Unofficial support from such figures as William Jennings Bryan was immediate and widespread. President Woodrow Wilson was personally feted by his family in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge recommended it as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father's Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon.

In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by selling male-oriented gifts such as electronics and tools. Schools and other children's programs commonly have activities to make Father's Day gifts.

Source: Father's Day - Wikipedia

Personalized Father's Day Gift


Like all celebrations in honor of relatives, Father's Day is a very personal and private celebration. Therefore, Personalized Father's Day Gifts are one of the best ways to add a personal touch to the time-revered concept of showing love and respect to one's father.

Various Personalized Father's Day Gifts are available for Father's Day. Some of the most common are personalized photo frames, accompanied with a picture of the children and/or a Father's Day poem. Also, one can get a compilation of favorite poems and literature, a novel or any other books, and give them.

One can also give various male accessories after embossing them with a personalized message or the fatherís name. These gifts include cigarette cases and wallets. A monogrammed watch is also a good bet for a Personalized Father's Day Gift. Other accessories like cuff links, night suits and handkerchiefs can also be given after having them monogrammed with personal messages or names.

Traveling dads will be happy to receive gifts like torches, traveling bags, or traveling shaving kits with special messages or names carefully embossed on them. Hand-made cards with special messages, chocolates or other surprises also help in reminding dad of the special times you had together. Various handwritten cards offer special messages to be written on the cards.

For the golf lovers, there are various monogrammed golf accessories like golf balls, horseshoe sets and bocce sets.

Personalized Father's Day Gift baskets are another great idea for personalized gifts on Father's Day. Make a collection of things your father likes and put them together into a gift basket.

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