Kellan is one lucky little guy. This year he gets to spend Father's Day with his dad and his grandfather, since my husband's parents will be in town. We don't have any big plans, because for some reason it always ends up being less thought out than Mother's Day - I guess I should take the blame for that one - still we always find some way to acknowledge dear Dad.
In honor of fun, fabulous dads everywhere here are some interesting facts about Father's Day.
· Celebrating Father's Day originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington thanks to Sonora Dodd. She wanted a way to honor her father who raised six children on his own.
· In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation making the third Sunday in June Father's Day. President Richard Nixon made it an official national holiday in 1972.
· If you bought your dad a tie or t-shirt, you aren't alone. A recent consumer survey found clothing is one of the top Father's Day gifts, along with electronics and a night out like dinner or a sporting event.
· According to the Census Bureau, an estimated 154,000 fathers are stay-at-home dads while their spouses work outside the home.
· Hallmark counts 94 million cards exchanged each Father's Day, making it the fourth most popular occasion to send cards.
Happy Father's Day to dad's everywhere! Do you do anything special to celebrate Father's Day?