A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life. He’s a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, often at times, thankless. But in the end, it shows in the sound, well-adjusted children he raises.
This Father’s Day, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients who are Father’s a very happy Father’s Day. We hope that you put your feet up. have a lovely meal and enjoy the time with your family.
To help celebrate this Father’s Day, we have some great ideas for presents that you can make, or help your children make for the special day. Visit our Facebook page to see these great, easy and inexpensive ideas.
Here are some other ideas that you can do for your Dad this month:
- 1. Help dad enjoy the day. Perhaps you’ll let him sleep in this morning, or perhaps you won’t badger him over something you’d normally badger him over. Whatever it is, let it be his day. Some nice ways to start it include:
- Making him breakfast in bed
- Bringing him the newspaper to read in bed
- Making his favorite pot of coffee
- 2. Make it a family event. Father’s Day is by nature a family event. Use this opportunity to get everyone in the family together for a fun day. Think about including all the dads in your family, not just your own father. Could your celebration include husbands, would-be future dads, your uncles, and brothers? If so, do it—the more the merrier! And don’t forget step-fathers—they’re important too. You don’t have to remain at home; you could go to the beach, a local park, a favorite spot of dad’s!
- 3. Consider building the celebration around an activity you all can enjoy. Some ideas include:
- Having a family picnic
- Enjoying a family braai
- Taking dad to a favourite sporting event
- Go fishing together
- Play golf together
- 4. Be creative. When it comes to making gifts for Father’s Day, perhaps steer clear of the traditional store-bought gifts of tie and socks. He’s probably still got last year’s socks stuffed at the back of the drawer. Expensive or typical gifts are not necessary, but the time and effort you put in to create a personalized tribute, will be deeply appreciated. Instead, let your own creative abilities shine and make him something special:
- Bake a cake
- Make his favourite dinner
- Make a gift basket and fill it with homemade candies, cookies, crossword or other puzzles you’ve created yourself, hand-crafted woodwork objects, etc.
- The most important aspect of the day is that you are present and attentive. It does not take material presents to make a dad happy—it takes showing your love, and reassuring your dad that you’re proud of him and all he’s done for you. For many fathers, the most rewarding part of being a father is feeling that your children love you, and the knowledge that each child is on a path to a successful future, no matter what age, and is coping well with the problems that life inevitably throws at us all.
- End his “fun-filled day” by telling your father you love him. Don’t forget his hug and kiss!