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❤️ 5 Facts about Father's Day That May Surprise You

❤️ Father's Day is a celebration that has been around for over a century now. This day is meant to be a special one where fathers all over the world are recognized and appreciated for their hard work and dedication to their families. Father's Day presents us with an opportunity to express our love and gratitude for the amazing dads who have impacted our lives in so many ways and continue to do so.

But did you know that there are some fascinating facts about this beloved holiday that you may not be aware of? From its interesting origins and traditions to its wacky celebrations, here are five facts about Father's Day that may just surprise you!

1. Father's Day Mastermind

Sonora Dodd Hill masterminded the idea of a dedicated day to honor fathers. She was inspired by the idea of Mother's Day and wanted to create something similar for fathers who had not been properly recognized. The day she chose had special significance as it was her father's birthday, creating a meaningful connection to her own family. This special holiday has since become an annual event celebrated around the world in recognition and appreciation of all fathers. who play important roles in their families' lives.

2. First Official Father's Day Celebration

The first Father's Day was officially celebrated on June 19th, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. At that time it was a day to honor dads who had been involved in the family for one year from the time of their child's birth or adoption.

3. First Father's Day Banner

In 1914, the National Father's Day Committee made history when they decided to use their first $5,000 budget to create a stunning banner featuring an illustration of a loving and doting dad surrounded by three children and bright flowers. It was the very first Father's Day banner ever created and has since been seen as a symbol of appreciation for all dads around the world.

4. Best Father's Day Tribute

The timeless poem "The Best Dad" was first penned by Professor Robert Hart in 1919 and has since become a classic that is adored by many. With its heartfelt lyrics and adorable illustrations, it continues to make readers smile and bring back fond memories of their own father figures. It is a touching tribute to the special role that fathers play in the lives of their children.

5. Third Largest Retail Sales Day in the United States

Not to be outdone by Mother's Day, Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to show Dad just how much he means to you and your family. There are many different traditions and customs for honoring dads on Father's Day, but the most popular is usually giving dad a card or gift, such as a funny tie or a new barbecue set, as well as roses (which can even be edible!) and cooking him breakfast in bed or dinner with all his favorite dishes. It's also an excellent opportunity for some quality time with Dad by going out for a fun activity together such as miniature golfing.

Year after year, the card industry generates an extraordinary amount of revenue - over a billion dollars to be exact - on just Father's Day! It's no surprise that so many people around the world are eager to express their appreciation and love for their dads, so it makes sense that the card industry is thriving. With new technologies emerging and consumers increasingly turning to digital cards, it's clear that this industry is here to stay.

Father's Day is one of the biggest days in terms of retail sales, ranking third behind Christmas and Thanksgiving - even though it isn't a necessity, like those two special days of profligate spending. Despite that, each year people purchase presents and gifts to show their appreciation for their beloved fathers. In fact, many consider Father's Day the perfect opportunity to surprise dad with something funny or outrageous!


In countries that celebrate both Father's Day and Mother's Day, it's a great opportunity to recognize the efforts of mom and dad in bringing us up, by showering them with love, affection, gifts and more! This is especially true for those who have both parents around. For those who don't, we can always pay homage to our dearly departed mothers or fathers in our own special way!

Father's Day is a special day to celebrate the bond between fathers and their children. It's a day to show appreciation for all the hard work, love, and support that dads provide. Whether it's through words of affirmation or acts of service, Father's Day is a great opportunity to let your dad know how much you care about him. So don't forget to give your dad a hug and tell him how much you appreciate him this Father's Day. ☮️ Peace… Jamiese of Pixoplanet

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