Celebrated annually in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day is often thought of by retailers as a “second Christmas for fathers.” The holiday was not created as a consumer event only. However – the day is observed in many ways in over 142 nations globally.
The origin of the day for dads has a bit of a murky history. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908, and just a couple of months later, Grace Clayton sponsored an initiative to establish a matching holiday for fathers. In 1912, Methodist pastor J. Berringer was instrumental in creating a celebration in Vancouver, Washington, and although he claimed, he was the “first” to do so, in 1915 Harry Meek, a member of the International Lion’s Club, claimed that Fathers Day was his original idea. Regardless of who gets the credit, it wasn’t until 1966 when President Johnson signed a national declaration; and 1972 when President Nixon finally made it a national holiday.
Regardless of its confusing start, we certainly agree with the sentiment behind the day. Dads are the best! This year, bypass the ties and the kitschy coffee mugs and get Dad a gift that he can enjoy both today and into the future. Green and flowering plants, succulents and dish gardens will add sophisticated elegance to his office or study – but make sure you add some treats for him to snack on during his special day!
Fathers, stepfathers, mentors or friends – on Father’s Day, give them recognition for the role they have played in your life. Zeidler’s Flowers has the sophisticated, beautiful and tasty gifts that will make every dad happy – what will you find? Stop by one of our Evansville shops to explore the options!