“I smile because you are my Father.I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it”
Well, it’s Father’s Day soon and time, once again, to celebrate the most important man in most people's lives.
The tradition of Fathers Day comes to us from the United States where a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd, inspired by Mother’s Day, thought there ought to be a day to honour fathers as well.
Although celebrated since the early 1900’s in America it is not thought to have gained popularity here in the UK until as late as the 1970’s.
Because, here in the UK, it is observed on the third Sunday in June some suggest there are perhaps some pagan roots connecting it with summer solstice and the sun's representation as the father of the universe.
Seen by early cynics as merely a commercial endeavour it has been embraced, I think deservedly, by those of us who wish to acknowledge our Dads and say 'thank you' for all the things they did, and do, for us.
For the most part, I should imagine, we will buy our Father a card and perhaps treat him to a pint and a meal but there are some times when you might just want to treat him to something a little bit special.
I sometimes think our poor old dads get a raw deal when it comes to gift giving. Who hasn’t gone down the socks and scents route? The thing is, they are always grateful.
So, whatever we get them we can be sure it will be received with a smile.
I thought I would now share with you a couple of ideas that may inspire and hopefully help you find something that little bit special to help tell the main man in your life know what he means to you.
So here we go, my little list of things that might help make this Fathers Day a little bit more special: