Hi Everyone, let’s start out this Smittys Rancho – Father’s Day Prep Session with some interesting “Dad” facts you might not know.
According to the US Census Bureau…
- The first Fathers Day was celebrated on June 17, 1910
- In 2013 there were an estimated 214,000 stay at home Dads
- In 2011 there were an estimated 21,277 hardware stores and 6,705 home centers across the country
Other fun & interesting “Dad Facts”….
- The rose is the official flower for Father’s Day – wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white one represents deceased father
- It is believed that the word “Dad” dates back to as early as the sixteenth century
- The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924
- The declaration of 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day was signed as a law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon, in the year 1972
Want to do something fun with Dad for his special day? Here are ten family activities you might consider:
- Golf / mini golf
- Ball game
- Play catch
- Visit a historic site
- Bike ride
- Build something together
- Movie night
Now, Father’s Day is about 4 weeks away, so there is plenty of time to decide on your plans for the day and what to get him as a great gift. Here at Smittys Rancho we have some really nice things that would make the perfect gift for your Dad. Let me show you a few now.
From Kaito we have these two great weather radios to keep Dad up too date on the latest news and weather
And any Dad would love keeping his necessities in this genuine camo patterned leather Webers trifold wallet
Was he an extra good Dad and you need something really really special for him this year? May I suggest you get him our Smittys Rancho Brand Compound Bow Tote in his favorite team colors – Awesome! These handy holders include matching arrow holder and can be monogrammed with his initials for an extra special touch.
Also from Smittys Rancho Brand – the microwave bowl holder – not just for soup – try these out to keep his ice cream treat cold too!
Or maybe something for Dad’s car? Check out these neat items…
Frrom Realtree – the Camo Multi-tip Charger
And from Sawyer Products – the handy first aid kit
Make sure to visit our website – Smittys Rancho – for more Father’s Day ideas… and maybe a little something special for yourself… because you’ve been good this year too, haven’t you?
Until next time, have fun planning for your Father’s Day Event and we’ll see you soon.