A special day for Daddy
Father’s Day is a celebration honouring Fathers, grandfathers, stepdads, godfathers and anyone who has a positive influence on a young persons life.
History - In the olden days
In Catholic Europe, Fathers day was celebrated on March 19th ( St. Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages.
The celebration was taken by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19th is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June falling on 16th June this year (2019)
The idea of a special day to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mothers Day celebrations to plan a day to honour fathers.
Father’s Day has been celebrated in June in the USA since 1910 but it is thought that here in the UK we did not start to celebrate our Fathers until shortly after the Second World War.
How do you spend Fathers Day?
On Father’s Day, many people make a special effort to visit, and often take or send cards and gifts.
Preparing for the big day
In the days and weeks before Father’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or gift for their father. Mothers and other family members may also help children to make personalised gifts, such as drawings or paintings made by the children.
Common Fathers Day gifts
Some of the most common Father’s Day gifts are ties, socks, underwear, sweaters, slippers and other items of clothing. Other people give tools for household maintenance or garden work, luxury food items or drinks.
Many Father’s Day gifts have slogans such as “The World’s Best Dad”, “For My Father” or just a simple “Dad” as well as Happy Fathers Day on them.
Things to do on Fathers Day
Some families celebrate Father’s Day by planning a trip. This may be a simple walk in the countryside or a whole planned “experience”. Popular Father’s Day experiences include driving a fire engine, rally car, tank or even aeroplane or taking a golf, football or cricket lesson with a celebrity coach. Other families organise a special meal at home or in a pub or restaurant, usually a traditional roast dinner. He might be a sports fan and in which case maybe a trip to a local game or tickets to a big match. Why not add a sports cookie to that?
How can Cookie Doodle Doo help you?
If you would like a personal gift for your Father, Dad, Daddy, Stepdad, Special Uncle, Godfather or someone special then look no further. I can bake, decorate and post a personalised love heart royal iced biscuit to provide a delicious and special thoughtful gift. I can also put a personal note in the package from you or your little ones.
The special cookie boxes are easily purchased via my Online Shop at any time as I will take your order and diarise it so that I can create your cookies in good time for the special day and I will post them direct to Dad or to you so that you can add a lovely cup of tea or coffee to surprise him.
Thanks for reading.