Father's Day is a well known holiday celebrated in North America and across the world. A day specifically dedicated to celebrating the father figure in your life. However, have you ever wondered how the day became to be?
Father's Day didn't become a national holiday until 1972, but the efforts of one woman in Washington began a movement to celebrate dads long before then.
It all began in 1909 when a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington was inspired to create a holiday honoring fathers. Her father was a farmer and a Civil War veteran who raised Sonora and her siblings himself after his wife passed in 1898. Sonora came up with the idea to honor all fathers after she attended a Mother's Day church service in 1909 and, within a few months, convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA to dedicate a Sunday in June to celebrate all fathers.
Just like our mom's, dad's have a special place in our hearts. Mom's are always labelled as the nurturing parent, whereas dad's are the fun one! We can all remember growing up playing little games with our dad's. Whether it be play wrestling, piggy-back horse or tea parties, our dad's always participated.
Dad's are always our biggest supporters and cheerleaders. They support us in everything we do and push us to pursue our dreams, even when we're scared! They're the extra push that we need to go out in the world and combat our fears to grow.
As well, they are our protectors. Our dad's make sure we are provided for and secure at all times. They give us the safety nest that we need to thrive in our lives and pursue our dreams. Thank them not just on Father's Day, but everyday for all that they have done!
Father's Day is on June 21st and, like many people, you may be thinking of how to honor the super hero in your life. We've curated a list of some Heat Holders® products that would make great gifts for dad:
Dads love comfort and feeling relaxed at all times. Why not gift him Heat Holders® Loungewear? It's warm, light, breathable, comfortable and ideal for sleeping or just lounging around the house. There are plenty of styles to choose from to give him the gift of comfort!
Although the warmer weather is here, dad may still suffer from cold feet! Heat Holders ULTRA LITE™ socks are perfect to provide the right amount of warmth in the warmer weather. For the fashion conscious dad, they are available in stylish patterns that will look great with any outfit.
Great to wear around the air conditioned house this time of the year while lounging! They have non-slip grippers on the bottom to provide better traction on indoor tiled or wood flooring.
Have a safe and Happy Father's Day from Heat Holders®!