Aside from your birthday, Father’s Day is one of the few days during the year where you can truly relax – only if you play your cards right. Learn from Glen and Craig how to make this Father’s Day the best ever! Join us for the advice and stay for the banter. You are not alone!
Father’s Day Fast Facts (Courtesy of Hallmark):
Here are the top eight most popular holidays based on number of cards sent:
- Christmas: 1.6 billion
- Valentine’s Day 151 million
- Mother’s Day: 141 million
- Father’s Day: 93 million
- Easter: 57 million
- Halloween: 17 million
- Thanksgiving: 13 million
- St Patrick’s Day: 7 million cards
Father’s Day Fast Facts (Courtesy of CNN):
- According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 93 million cards given every year.
- Fifty percent of all Father’s Day cards are purchased for fathers, according to Hallmark. Almost 20 percent of Father’s Day cards are given to husbands.
- The US Census Bureau estimates there were 70.1 million fathers in the United States in 2008.
- Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is credited with starting Father’s Day after hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day while attending church with her father.
- Dodd wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran who raised six children after his wife died during childbirth.
Father’s Day Timeline:
1910 – Spokane celebrates the first Father’s Day on June 19.
1924 – President Calvin Coolidge publicly supports plans for a national Father’s Day.
1966 – President Lyndon Johnson signs a proclamation calling for Father’s Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June.
1972 – President Richard Nixon signs into law a permanent recognition of Father’s Day.
The Origin of “Dad”
While the exact date that the word dad came into use is unknown, it is estimated that it began around the late fifteenth century. It is believed that it was simply derived from baby talk, as in many languages “dada” or “tata” refers to a baby’s acknowledgement of father.
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