Father’s Day is just around the corner and there are plenty of Father’s Day Do’s and Don’ts. Many of us drop the ball on Father’s Day because we spend so much time, effort, and money on our Mothers in May. This year even if your biological Father isn’t a part of your life, give back to someone who has been a Father figure to you. To be successful with this, here is your Father’s Day Do’s and Don’ts.
Don’t Forget A Card
Many times the focus is on the gift or dinner, the card is forgotten. Get a card to accompany any special gift or outing for your Father. This is your chance to get sentimental and really share how much your Father means to you.
Do Have Your Children Make Handmade Cards
If you have little ones in your family, have them make handmade cards for their father, grandfather, uncle, etc. This will make Father’s Day memorable for whomever the card is for. Handmade cards allows children to sincerely express their love for their Dads, Pop-pop, and other men who they look up to.
Don’t Get Another Tie
The emptiest section of department stores around Father’s Day is the tie area. Don’t get your Father another tie! I guarantee you he’s worn the last twenty-eight ties you’ve bought him every other Father’s Day.
Do Be Creative
Instead of playing it safe with a subpar gift, really think about what your Father needs or has been talking about. Listen and pay attention when he talks because he could be dropping hints along the way. If he’s not giving anything away, think about something out of the box to present to him on Father’s Day.
Don’t Use Social Media To Bash Father’s Day
It’s unfortunate if your Father wasn’t in your life. No one should have deal with having an absentee Father. However, please don’t get on Facebook or Twitter bashing your absent Father. It brings down the day for you and others who honestly don’t want to hear that.
Do Honor Someone Who’s Been Like A Father
Father’s Day doesn’t have to be just for someone who assisted in how you were conceived. It could be an uncle, family friend, older cousin, or even a brother who’s a great Father to his children. Take time and let them know they’re appreciated.
Hopefully this helps and encourages you to put some real thought in celebrating (or not) Father’s Day.
How will you spend Father’s Day this year? Let us know!
words by: Valerye Griffin – (@valmarie)
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