Father's Day is a
day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to
not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a
father figure in your life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles,
or "Big Brothers"
Take Dad out to
a comedy club, see or rent a funny movie or BUY......a
fabulous gift basket from Elegantly Expressed !
story behind Father's Day !
IN THE SUN
for your SPECIAL DAD who loves the outdoors! Make him feel more than special
with this gourmet "Picnic in the Sun" gift basket
that has our finest gourmet items for a great backyard or
outdoor picnic. This artfully
wrapped basket includes some of our best PICNIC treats
plus two glass wine
IN ONE GOLF BASKET
up this golf bucket brimming with golf accessories: practice
balls, golf cookies, iced tea, snacks, and more.
the man who savors the good things in life. Match his style
with this debonair display: a top hat filled with luxury-blend
coffee, chocolate cookie cigars, pistachios, and more ritzy
Story Of Father's Day
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of
Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's
day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor
her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War
veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died
in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to
raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on
a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs.
Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and
selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as
a single parent.
The first Father's Day was
observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about
the same time in various towns and cities across American
other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's
day." In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the
idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President
Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring
the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.