Raise by a single father, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane Washington wanted to do something to honor her father William Smart. She began by asking her minister to have a service honoring fathers. The service was held on the third Sunday in June of 1910, which became the official Father's Day for Washington State.
The holiday spread from state to state and by 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of making it a national Holiday. In 1966, President Johnson became the first President to issue a proclamation recognizing Father’s Day. It became an Official National Holiday in 1972.
Father’s Day Facts from the Census Bureau
- There are 66.3 Million fathers in the U.S.
- 95 Million Father’s Day cards were sent last year
- Seventy-two percent of U.S. population celebrates Father’s Day.
- The Necktie is the number 1 Father‘s Day Gift. Tools are a close second.
- 147,000 Fathers in the U.S. stay home to care for their children.
- There are 2.3 million single U.S. fathers caring for their children.
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Cards, Photo Frames and Iron-Ons
Let Dad know how much you care with one of these fabulous cards, iron-ons or photo frames.
Nice selection of fun ecards for Father's Day.
Printable Father's Day Cards.
Free printable Cards for fathers and grandfathers.
Provides kids with ideas and instructions for gifts and recipes that Dad will love. Print and color a Father's Day card, stickers or poem.
Keep the kids busy making personalized Father's Day gifts with these easy to make projects from AmazingMoms.
Necktie Down the Ages
Almost every Dad has a few neckties in his closet. Learn the history behind one of the most popular Father's Day gifts.