Father’s Day…Do you know how the day originated?

I look forward to Fathers Day every year. Take Dad out for a breakfast give him his new socks for the year and toast to a great dad that has given us kids every opportunity in life. But I am embarrassed to admit that I have no idea how Fathers Day came about.

So in light of this Sunday I made it my mission to find out.

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.

She was raised by her father after her mother died and Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man.

I’m THAT one in my family that is known for bad present buying. So I did some asking around early this year to all the fathers here in the Springfree™ Trampoline AU office and this is what they thought might be a nice idea for fathers day..

The Norm….

  • Socks
  • Boxers
  • Pyjama’s

A little bit different….

  • Zoo Tickets (so you can share the day togetherJ)
  • A massage
  • Anything from Bunning’s!
  • A golf day

Straight from the heart….

  • Personalised photo frame decorated by the kids
  • A poem
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • Make a video about the ‘best Dad in the world’

OR you can check out our page tomorrow as we will be doing a nice little competition to celebrate Father’s Day. Just like we did for Mothers Day

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