What To Buy Daddy Bear This Father's Day May 31, 2022 Be My Bear
“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back”.
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad”
“A girl’s first true love is her father”
“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son”.
You can find so many quotes about dads, humorous and poignant, profound and provocative but every one lionises a father’s as a role model, a shoulder to cry on, a pillar of strength and a wise head. Not everyone will recognise that idealised image, but in the main the characteristics are what we have come to expect from our dads – all super heroes in their own way.
During the pandemic we have had plenty of time to re-evaluate all our relationships with all members of our families, especially our dads and mums. The lucky sons and daughters have enjoyed more dad time as lock-down brought families closer together, commutes became a thing of the past and time together was spent in developing new skills, and enjoying each other’s company. For many children every day of the pandemic has been a father’s day as dads worked from home juggling remote team meetings with assisting with online schooling and all the demands of a stay-at-home household’s day. But now comes the big one – the official celebration of fathers everywhere – Father’s Day ! It is always held on a different date in the UK, Canada and America - the third Sunday in June following Mother’s Day in March, so this year the date is Sunday, June 19. In 2023 it will fall on June 18 and in 2024 on June 16, but it is not held on the same date across the world – in Australia and New Zealand it is celebrated in September.
So that’s the easy part – date confirmed – now for the tricky bit – what to buy ? Many nay-sayers believe the day was manufactured by the commercial greetings card companies wanting to make a quick buck out of another celebratory occasion but in fact the roots of Father’s Day began in Europe in 1500’s with the celebration of St Joseph on March 19 which was traditionally marked by a feast.
You can buy a card but a hand-made greeting is so much more personal – children can draw or paint dad a picture. find a special quote which they can then illustrate or choose a favourite photograph as a centrepiece, or be ultra-creative and come up with a personalised poem – the possibilities are endless. As for presents that depends on dad - what are his interests and hobbies? Your gift doesn’t have to break the bank but it should be chosen with thought, ideally to last so that in years to come it will still be a treasured keepsake. Personalised gifts are particularly popular with bespoke aprons, plaques, jars of sweets, bottle openers and even hammers bearing your personalised message. How about a message bear from Be My Bear with a 20 second recordable voice chip to record a message; you can even add a teddy T-shirt printed with a special father’s day greeting. But gifts aside most dads would probably prefer a day spent in their children’s company which costs nothing. How about setting aside the day, and enjoying time together - a walk in the countryside, a cycle ride, football in the park with a picnic as the highlight of the day where you can really go to town with a special cake baked with love. Take lots of photographs, print them out and create a montage of your day as a memento. And whatever you do don’t forget to tell him how much you love him !
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