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Make Your Dad Feel Special on Father's Day

Make Your Dad Feel Special on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s the perfect opportunity to make your father feel special.

Just like Mother’s Day, people across Canada usually celebrate Father’s Day by giving thoughtful gifts to dad, spending time together, sharing a meal, or simply giving their dad a call.

Here are some thoughtful ways to honour your father on this day:

Spend quality time together: Do an activity that your father enjoys, whether watching a movie, going for coffee, or just having a good conversation.

Write a heartfelt letter: Express your gratitude and love through a personal letter, sharing memories and acknowledging the impact your dad has had on your life.

Make a donation: Contribute to a charity or cause that is close to his heart, such as a veterans’ organization or an animal shelter.

Volunteer together: Participate in community service or a charity event together, making a positive impact while spending time with each other.

Create a special memory: Organize an event or activity that is unique to your relationship with your father, like a family BBQ or a trip to a place he loves.

Support his hobbies: Take part in his favorite hobby, even if it’s not something you usually enjoy. It’s the shared experience that counts.

Digitize home movies: Convert old home movies to digital format and enjoy watching them together, reliving cherished memories.

Cook his favorite meal: Prepare a special meal or treat that he loves and enjoy it together as a family.

The most important thing is to make the day meaningful for your father, showing him how much he is valued and loved.

When is Father’s Day celebrated in Canada?

In Canada, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. In 2024, Father’s Day will fall on Sunday, June 16th. It’s a day dedicated to honoring fathers and father figures, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for the role they play in our lives. Remember, it’s not a public holiday, so most businesses will follow regular Sunday opening hours.

Who started Father’s Day?

Father’s Day was created by Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington. Inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon she heard in 1909, Dodd wanted to establish a similar holiday to honor fathers, especially her own father, William Jackson Smart, who was a Civil War veteran and raised her and her siblings after their mother passed away. She campaigned to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers, and government officials to win support for her idea, and her efforts paid off. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington State on June 19, 1910.

Father’s Day and roses:

Roses were always a big part of the original Father’s Day celebration, though people are more likely to give funny or thoughtful gifts today instead of flowers. In the past, daughters would hand red roses to their fathers, and children wore roses on their clothing to honor their fathers—red for the living and white for the deceased.

Did you know?

The third Sunday in June was chosen by accident. Originally, Dodd wanted Father’s Day to be on June 5, her father’s birthday, but it was moved due to the need for more preparation time.

Interestingly, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending occasion in the USA and Canada, with almost 100 million Father’s Day cards sent each year.

Remember and honour your dad on Father’s Day. Show your gratitude and enjoy the time together.