The Origin Of Father’s Day

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Did you know that the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which Father’s Day is celebrated?  Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, fathers-to-be all have a day to stand in the spotlight.  As “non-traditional” family structures become more common, nurturing men, like big brothers, brothers-in-law, uncles, neighbors and others who are “like a father” are also honored on Father’s Day. Some people just like to get cards and take dad to dinner, but others like to buy jewelry for dad and a lot will opt for a nice watch.

Father’s Day originated in 1909 when a woman named Sonora Dodd came up with the idea. Mrs. Dodd’s father, William Jackson Smart, had raised her and her five siblings after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at a church near her family’s home in eastern Washington State, Mrs. Dodd thought about the sacrifices her father had made for his children and the fine job he had done in raising them. Because her father had been born in June, she decided to encourage the churches in her area to honor fathers in June. Through her efforts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, during June 1910.

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On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel special.   I believe my dad is worth his weight in gold.  The bonds we have to those who have given so much to us throughout our lives are links in our chain of life.  Whatever type of jewelry, watch or gift you give just make sure to remind your dad how much you love him. How will you honor that special father on Father’s Day? 

Article by Jewelry Megastore



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