Fathers Day Wishes

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Home Made Gifts For Your Dad: Few Tips

1. Make a Kite with Dad
Things You Need
* Plastic trash bags
* W wooden dowels (1/8")
* Plastic tubing (1/8" inside diameter)
* Nylon string
* Posterboard
* Pen
* Scissors
* White marker
* Glue
* Sandpaper
* Tape measure
* Duct tape

How To Make It
First, trace your sail. Make a template from posterboard and use it as a guide to cut out the plastic bag sail. Next, make a skeleton, by connecting the spine (the backbone that runs down the length of the kite) to the spars (the support sticks that extend horizontally over the spine and out to the sides). Now it's time to connect your kite. For this, take a short piece of plastic tubing can be used as a spar connector. To add a little strength, bend the edges of the sail over the skeleton before taping them together. End your craft with a tail. A tail or, a long strip of paper, or plastic, adds drag to your kite and gives it stability.

2. How to make a Paperweight
* Buy or ask someone to help you find a small block of heavy wood;
* Buy or find a single piece of fine sand paper. Sand the block nice and smooth;
* Paint the block a nice bright color;
* After it's dry, decorate the top with one of your school pictures;
* Decorate the sides with other pictures, stars, hearts, stickers--use your imagination!
Give your gift a nice shiny finish by using a clear acrylic spray. The acrylic also will protect it .
Use a Clear Acrylic Spray
Acrylic spray costs just a couple of dollars at your local hardware store. And, it will be useful for many other art projects.
Ask someone older to help you follow all directions for using it.
Your dad will never forget who gave it to him!

3. Make him his favorite dessert
* Plan to do it the Saturday before Father's Day. Ask someone to help you get him out of the house.
* Make enough for the whole family, including you!
* Frost it, sprinkle it, write on it with special icing—make sure Dad sees how much you love him!
* Store your creation in an air-tight container so it won't spoil. If it needs to be kept cold, ask your helper to keep it for you in the refrigerator.

4. Handprint Poem or Quotation/s
This is a gift for an adult to make with a young child. It's a poem or quotation/s, with a handprint and an optional photo of the baby/preschooler. This project is EASY to do.

Things You Need
* Small child in play clothing.
* Print out of handprint poem (make extra copies).
* Optional small photo of child.
* Water based paints - finger paints or tempera paints.
* Bowl or something to hold the paint.
* Brush or sponge to apply paint to child's hand.
* Paper towels or some other way to do a quick cleanup!

How To Make It
Write a significant poem or quotation/s about Father, Father's Day, or Fatherhood. For this, you can choose one from any of the 60 Poems from NetGlimse's Poems for Father's Day page, or collect one or more quotations from NetGlimse's Quotations for Father's Day page. There are lotssa poems & quotations for you to copy. Format and print in your favorite word processor.

What to do:
1. Print the poem (make extra copies).
2. Apply the paint to the child's hand, then press their hand to the paper near the poem. This might take several attempts to get a good print, patience is the key.
3. Clean that little hand, before you get handprinted, too!
4. Personalize with the date and name (if it isn't already).
5. Let dry, then glue on a photo, if desired.

5. Father and Child T-shirts
Things You Need
* T-shirts in appropriate sizes for both father and child
* Crayons or markers for child to draw picture with
* White paper
* Local photocopy center (see tips for alternative method)
* Pencil
* Fabric paint in colors to match child's picture
* Straight pins

How To Make It
1. Have your child draw a picture, any size, of anything he or she wishes to draw for his or her Dad.
2. Go to your local photocopy center and enlarge or minimize the child's drawing so it will fit on a father's shirt and also for the size of your child's shirt. By making a matching shirt for your child, you can surprise them too.
3. After copying your child's picture, draw around (using heavy pressure) the general outline of the copied picture on the back side (use a window if needed to see through the paper), sized for the father, with a pencil.
4. Put the picture face down on the father's shirt.
5. Color the entire back of the picture with a pencil while it is still in place on the shirt. You may want to pin the picture to the shirt so it doesn't move around while you are coloring.
6. Unpin the picture from the shirt. You should have a lightly transferred copy of your child's picture on the father's shirt in pencil.
7. Use fabric paint and paint in the picture on the father's shirt using the same colors your child used.
8. After copying your child's picture, draw around the general outline of the copied picture, sized for the child, with a pencil.
9. Put the picture face down on the child's shirt.
10. Transfer and paint the shirt just like you did on the father's shirt.
11. Wrap up the two shirts and have your child present it to his or her father. Your child can even make his or her own wrapping paper.

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Sophisticated Gifts For Your Dad: 10 Ideas

Finding a sophisticated gift for your dad is quite simple; just think of all the activities your father enjoys, then surprise him by planning a full day together. The gift will show your appreciation, but it's the time spent together that will be the icing on the cake.

1. Watch
If your father is still wearing that old 10-year-old watch, it's time to replace it with a timepiece that speaks volumes about a man's style and taste. Let your father know that you appreciate the time he took to raise you with values.
Why?: As you get older, time flies by quickly, and with this new watch, it'll fly in style. Your father will remember you every time he checks the time.

2. Sports Event Tickets
Every father has a favorite sports team. Why not take the time to thank your father for taking you to the ballpark when you were a little kid, by taking him to cheer for his favorite pro team?
Why?: This gives you the chance to catch up on old times and bond with the man who raised you to be the man you are today. Plus, you get to rub it in if his team loses -- again.

3. Facial Care
Everything a man needs for skin and hair care is now in a kit. The MaleFace Six-Pack skin care is a great gift set to give your father. The pack includes: deep cleaning face scrub, 2 vitamin enriched shave creams, rejuvenating moisture cream, facefixer (instantly stops bleeding caused from razor cuts), shampoo/conditioner, and a travel bag. Why?: It is everything your father needs to quickly rejuvenate his skin, making him look younger and more handsome.

4. Grooming Kit
The Tweezer man is the perfect grooming kit for all men. Built with the highest quality material, this elegant leather case contains a point tweezer, facial hair scissors, a skin care tool, a sapphire nail file, a toenail clipper, a power nail clipper, and a power hangnail clipper.
Why?: The perfect gift for the businessman who enjoys the rugged outside weekend lifestyle, yet wants to keep his hands and fingernails looking great for office duties.

5. Wine
Get your father started with his own wine cellar. If he already has one, then why not help add a whole world of international wines to his collection?
Why?: Take your father on a wine tasting adventure by exploring the wines of the world with selections from around the globe.

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6. Leather Dress Wallet
A style often seen today among the sophisticated business professionals are more rectangular leather wallets. Although trendy, these are not too practical if your father tends to keep his wallet in the back pocket of his pants.
Why?: If worn in the breast pocket of a three-quarter coat, it will make your father feel like a million bucks.

7. Set Of Golf Clubs
A basic set of golf clubs is all any father needs to start playing the game. Three woods, a collection of three 9-irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge, and a putter are all that's required. As his game develops and improves, more specific clubs can be added to suit his abilities.
Why?: Daddy's worked very hard all his life to provide a comfortable life for his family. It's time for your dad to enjoy a little bit of life's greatest pleasure -- golf.

8. Fishing Gear
If your father loves outdoor activities such as fishing, why not offer him some new fishing gear for Father's Day? Everything he needs from bait and fishing rods to depth/fish finders is not tough to get, and can be found everywhere, as also online.
Why?: Your father will appreciate this gift, as it is a great excuse to get away from the wife for a full weekend.

9. Swiss Army Hunter Red Knife
Surely, you'll never forget the look in your father's eyes when you would first give him a brand new Swiss Army Knife. You can never really think that, such a small gift could give so much excitement to a grown man.
Why?: With so many features -- a corkscrew, large and small blades, a can opener, a small screwdriver, a bottle opener, a wire stripper, a tweezer, scissors, and a woodsaw -- the Swiss Army knife is the perfect tool for any man, specially, who gets lost in the wilderness.

10. Auto Card Manager
The auto card manager allows a person to carry all of his important cards; ID, driver's license, debit cards, credit cards, and cash, all in one functional, stylish and compact device.
Why?: The auto card manager will help your father stay organized, save time, and keep his plastic cards intact for good by protecting them from cracking.

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Father's Day Celebration in India

The concept of celebrating Father's Day is very new in India. The idea of celebrating Fathers Day has been imported from western countries mainly US, perhaps less than a decade ago. However, it is remarkable to note that the idea of observing a day in honor of fathers has been appreciated by Indians to a large extent. Today, millions of people in India observe Father's Day on the third Sunday of June by expressing gratitude for their father or men who are like father. Father's Day celebration in India takes place in the same way as in UK or US though in a limited way. Awareness about Fathers Day festival is much greater in metropolitan cities and bigger towns due to the greater exposure of people to the western cultures in such places. But thanks to the rigorous advertising campaign launched by card companies and gift sellers the idea of celebrating Father's Day is fast catching on with people in smaller towns and cities of India.

Just as in UK and US people in India too, celebrate Father's Day by expressing gratitude and love for Papa. Children gift cards, flowers and other gifts of love to their dad to show their affection. Dining in restaurants or going out for picnic or movie is another common way of celebrating Fathers Day in India. Several schools and cultural societies in India organize cultural programs on Father's Day. The idea behind such programmes is to inspire children to pay due respect to their dad and take care of them. Fathers are also encouraged to spend quality time with their children and instill in them noble values and manners.

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Father's Day Celebration in UK

Father's Day in UK is celebrated in much the same way as it is celebrated in US. In UK too, Father's Day festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and therefore the date of the festival is never fixed. People celebrate the occasion by honoring their father and expressing affection for them by presenting popular gifts like cards, flowers, chocolates and neckties. Little children often give handmade gifts to their dad. Several clubs, schools and cultural societies in United Kingdom organize Fathers Day parties and get-togethers and provide people an opportunity to celebrate the day. Games and fun-filled add joy to such celebrations. It may also be noted that Father's Day festival has been commercialized in England to a great extent. (father's day snap)

Days before the festival marketers launch an aggressive advertising campaign to lure people and cash in on the sentimental value of the occasion. Though critics are very much against rude commercialization many people feel that marketing of the festival helps to create awareness about the day and therefore strengthen the bond of love shared between father and a child.

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Father's Day Celebration in Australia

Father's Day in Australia is celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy. What is noticeable about Father's Day in Australia is its unique time of celebration. Unlike in US and several other countries where Father's Day is celebrated on the Third Sunday of June, Fathers Day in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. Hence, the date of Father's Day is never fixed.

Fathers Day celebration in Australia takes place in the same way as in several other countries around the world. Taking opportunity of the occasion, people express gratitude for father and thank them for all their care and support. Most often children gift flowers, neckties, chocolates or other gift to honor their dearest dad. Though the occasion is celebrated privately in households, several clubs and societies take initiative to organize special programmes to encourage and entertain people. Breakfast meeting for families is a common feature of Father Day celebration in Australia. Various types of games and activities are organized in such Father's Day get-togethers to strengthen the bond of love between father and a child.

Very Special Man...
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An Inspiring Presence In My Life...
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Father's day Celebration in South Africa

Like many countries around the world, people in South Africa do not miss the opportunity to honor fathers by celebrating Father's Day. In South Africa too, Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Marking the beautiful occasion, people express love and affection for their father and thank them for their great support and guidance. As a tradition, children also pamper their father or men like father by presenting loveable gifts like cards, flowers, gourmet gifts, neckties or other any other present their father love to receive.

As Father's Day is celebrated on a Sunday, people get all the opportunity to enjoy the occasion with the family. Many people in South Africa go out for picnic, fishing or just for a meal in restaurant. Apart from private celebrations, several social and cultural societies in South Africa host Father's Day celebration to stress on the important role played by fathers in nurturing children and building stronger society.

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Father's Day Celebration in Canada

Father's Day in Canada, is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and fanfare. Since, the tradition of celebrating Fathers Day moved to Canada from US, Fathers Day in Canada is also celebrated on third Sunday of June. Just as in US, people in Canada too wear roses to express gratitude for their father. Traditionally, if the person is wearing red rose, it symbolizes the person's father is alive. Likewise, white rose means that the person's father is no more. Children in Canada express affection and honor for their dad by presenting them cards, flowers and chocolates. ( father's day snap)

In modern times, several other gifts of love including neckties, shirts, electronic gadgets, stationery items etc are also gifted to father by loving children. Another noticeable trend about Fathers Day celebration in Canada is that apart from their biological father people wish “Happy Father's Day” to their grandfathers, stepfathers, foster father, uncles or any other man who is as affectionate and loving towards them as a father. Immense popularity of Fathers Day festival has turned the occasion commercial to a significant degree. Days before the festival markets wear a festival look as gift and card sellers try to lure the people and harp on the emotional significance of the occasion. Dining out with family is another popular Fathers Day tradition in Canada. No wonder, restaurants and eating joints witness a bumper rush on the occasion.

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Father's Day Celebration in USA

Father's Day in USA is celebrated with great enthusiasm and lot of fanfare on third Sunday of June. Observing the day, people reflect on the invaluable role played by fathers in building the character of children and in the development of the nation. On Father's Day people honor their father and express gratitude for his love and affection. As a Father's Day tradition, people in US also pay tribute to grandfather, stepfather, foster father, uncle or any other men who are like father.

Fathers Day celebrations in USA takes place with lot of gaiety and enthusiasm. The day is observed as a time for family reunion in families, as children who are staying away from families take time out to celebrate the day with their father. Indulging daddy with breakfast in bed and gifts like cards, flowers, chocolates and neckties is the traditional way of celebrating Father Day in USA. Massive popularity of Fathers Day Festival has led to extensive commercialization of the occasion. Critics rue that rigorous marketing campaign has spoiled the noble idea of honoring fathers on Father's Day as many observe the day by performing the mere formality of presenting gifts to dad. Others, however, see the positive side of commercialization and say that it in fact helps to raise awareness about the day and encourages children to honor their father.

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Father's Day Around The World: Celebrations

Happy Father's Day
Mothers give birth, they help us to see the light of the day. Fathers shape our strength. They nurture our tiny little minds, help to grow them, encourage to generate energy...they scream when we run in the race, hug us when we win one, scold us when necessary and again wipe out our tears in rainy days and whenever we look behind, we fall from our stands, we admit our faults, we are in severe despair... it is our dad, always behind us. From the rays of blistering sun to the smooth full moon nights, he is there as the pillar of power and strength. They love us and so do we, but very often we express the deepest feelings. With all his charms he guides, he stands by our sides and Father's Day is perhaps the most unique time to thank our dads for their wholesome dedication.

All around the world this celebration takes a twist and is been celebrated with lots of energies and happiness. The celebration takes place in often both inside and outside our homes. Jerry Miguel of Columbia, a father of a 6 year lad, exclaims, “It is an awesome feeling to be a father. When you return your home and a kid starts nagging with all sorts of complains... you often feel disturbed, but trust me it is such a disturbance that you love the most, as much as you can't live without it.”

Celebration not only means a hard core party, because many households from all corners of the globe celebrate it in their houses itself. People, specially kids share a huge amount of interest and enthusiasm to greet their dads. They color their rooms, decorate them with home made papers and drawings, affix balloons and posters on the walls and give it a Christmas like celebration mood and look. Party animals always party in Father's day. They arrange pool parties or even a banquet to celebrate the day with their fathers and drink a lot with their papas.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

History of Father's Day

Father's Day is a primarily secular holiday inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities.

In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. [1][2] It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December. This explosion killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent immigrants to the United States from Italy. Another possible inspiration for the service was Mother's Day, which was recently celebrated for the first time in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles away.

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Sonora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a "father's day." She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.
Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to 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. After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day. President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.

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Unofficial support from such figures as William Jennings Bryan was immediate and widespread. President Woodrow Wilson was personally feted by his family in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge recommended it as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father's Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon.

In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by selling male-oriented gifts such as electronics and tools. Schools and other children's programs commonly have activities to make Father's Day gifts.

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