Take the time and say thank you to those father figures in our lives; I am not necessarily talking about the biological ones, but those men that are an important influence in our lives and in the lives of our children, too, and really make Father’s Day special!
These men deserve the recognition even if it is just once a year, a day when they’re pampered, loved upon or just recognized in some way that shows them the appreciation that you feel towards them and all that they do for you.
It should never be about the gifts you can lavish on others, but the true feeling of gratitude that you give, it could be just as simple as a thank you, or as elaborate as an expensive gift or a meal out!
What matters is how sincere the message is!
How To Celebrate Father’s Day
How you choose to celebrate Father’s Day will depend on your own personal circumstances and this is OK.
You don’t have to conform to how others celebrate this day, it’s unique to you and your dad and that’s what’s important!
If you want to create traditions, then talk about what you want to do and how each year you will follow those traditions!
Look at the logistics of the situation, following traditions can be difficult, especially as children get older and have their own lives and children.
Knowing when it’s time to change a tradition and to move to something new is important and one that you need to be able to discuss with your family!
Ways To Make Father’s Day Special
Men are difficult to shop for, they have their own likes and finding the right gift isn’t easy!
You have to think about their wants and needs as well as considering your budget too!
I get bombarded with the question, ‘what dad want?’ Often, it’s the simplest of things that can and will make the biggest impact!
The cost of these gifts must factor into your budget and this will determine how much you can afford to spend!
If that means finding a cheaper, yet still precious gifts to give your dad or your children’s dad is important.
Some Gift Ideas For Dad
Getting the right gift and one that’s in budget is tough!
You need to start thinking about your options and what your budget is before the big day!
- Looking for some card ideas which your children can add their own touch to, maybe some colouring or a special message! If you are looking for ideas, this printable is just perfect for Father’s Day.
- If you are more creative, then these 20 ideas are just the cutest; I did stone painting with my children many years ago and I still have my stone in a plant pot in the garden and it just takes me back to when we made them together.
- I just love this ‘Dad Stuff’ stand, it looks good and it’s practical too!
- Father’s Day just isn’t the same unless you give him some socks! These ones are perfect!
- A simple photo frame full of dad memories is a classic for any home!
- For those cash-strapped kids how about a book of vouchers, something that you can exchange, from mowing the lawn to just a kiss! They are printable, which means you include the perfect ones for your family!
Make Father’s Day Great!
If you are planning something special for Father’s Day it is important that you don’t stress over the details, especially if things start to go wrong.
It is the memories that you make together which are the most important part of the day.
The fun and the laughter make the memories!
It’s important to relax too and spend time enjoying the day with family.
Planning Father’s Day
If you are planning anything for Father’s Day, or just looking to make Father’s Day great, don’t forget the planning.
Getting things ready in advance will help to reduce the stress of trying to bring all the important points together.
Spread the activities and crafts out, don’t try and do them all on one day!
You don’t want to print out a card and have your children colour it, whilst you are struggling to pull breakfast together.
Planning is the key to any successful event, but it is important that whilst the details before the event help to make things run smoothly on the day, worrying too much on the day itself can mean missing out on the quality time together as a family.
If you are making items beforehand ensure that you have everything you need or, if you are planning to let little ones make a breakfast in bed, make sure there is adequate help to ensure that they don’t hurt themselves during the preparation and the items you choose to make are simple enough that they can help to do things too.
Take the time and enjoy those moments with your dad, creating memories are so important when it comes to family, it’s the memories that will last a lifetime and not any gift that you buy!