Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Don't Forget Dad

There are over 70 million Men in the United States that someone calls Dad. The 3rd Sunday of every June is celebrated as Fathers Day. In 1972 President Nixon signed a law stating it. So while Mothers Day gets most of the attention, deservedly so, we can't forget about our Dad's.

Father's Day is 4th largest card sending occasion with 87 million cards given every year. Over half of them are given to Fathers, while 15% are given to husbands. The majority of them are humorous in nature. 

\'65 Ford Mustang Bouquet

Traditional gifts for Dad include neckties, shirts, golf clubs, fishing rods or any item from one of the many hardware stores in the US. It's probably safe to assume that the majority of meals eaten on Fathers Day, are Bar B Que.

Ground Ball Planter

Though it may be surprising some Dads receive flowers on Fathers Day.
Roses are the official flowers of Fathers Day.
There is an older tradition where a red rose is worn on your lapel if your 
Father is living and a white rose is worn if your Father is deceased.