What does Father’s Day mean to you? Is it just another day, another chore on your to-do list, or is about something more than that – an opportunity to say thank you to the parent who so often gets a bad press and comes second in the cuddles line?
I’m not a father myself (obviously), but imagine it must feel like a tough job sometimes. Unless you’re one of the new breed of stay-at-home-dads then chances are you don’t get to spend a lot of time with your children and especially when they are young you can often end up feeling like you are playing second fiddle to mummy.
Daddies are important though, and by daddies I don’t necessarily mean the man who makes up half your DNA – I mean the man who is there for you, sees you every day, helps you with your homework, tells you off sometimes when you are naughty. The traditional 2.4 kids family isn’t the norm nowadays, and I think that all those men around the country bringing up children, whether they actually fathered them or not, need to know how admired and cherished they are.
Father’s Day is just a fortnight away then, so best start thinking up some adorable gift ideas and getting out the finger paints for the home-made cards. If your kids are past the finger painting stage and would rather just hand over a card and a grunt by way of a token of their love and devotion, you might want to check out the fantastic range of Father’s Day cards online at Hallmark.
Hallmark asked dads to share with us their proudest, funniest or most unexpected parenting moments and received many wonderful responses. They chose their five favourite quotes to create a range of beautiful cards that are sure to raise a smile among fathers everywhere.
What will you be doing for Father’s Day this year?
I have been compensated for this post as part of a project by Hallmark to celebrate Father’s Day.