Dads are awesome! So many care deeply and spend so much time patiently connecting with their children. It’s nice to celebrate that everyday and especially so, at Father’s day.
A 2013 survey says if you ask a hundred dads want they want for Father’s day, surprisingly over 30% would say that they would prefer to not celebrate it at all. The remainder split into three different and about equally sized groups:
- some who would like their children to take them out to dinner
- an equal percentage would like something electronic or sports-related
- and a third, hoping for something homemade this year.
However, a much smaller percentage of the respondents said they plan to give their dads something they have made for them, so here is a quick series of ideas to remedy this gap and get dad something with a more personal touch this year:
- A series of photos of the kids holding up a message for dad, one word at the time or use a great free site like ShapeCollage to put together photos you already have into a beautifully shaped message;
- A framed list of things dad does that kids love – done in different fonts – see example or you can use a free service like Wordle to create a word cloud;
- A date with mom – a Babycenter survey in fact said 2/3rds of Dads would love some time alone with Mom for father’s day. Whether you get grandparents or friends to help, or book a sitter, many dads would be surprised and pleased at an impromptu grown up time, acknowledging the man within the father role. And yes, myBestHelper can help with that 😉
Whatever you choose to do, hug a dad on Father’s day and say “Thank you!”. And do so often in the days and months following, no excuse required!