#FunFactFriday – Father’s Day

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Father's DayYesterday we said goodbye to Bre Krager. We would like to thank her for her contributions to HMA Public Relations. Here is one last #FunFactFriday from Bre.

Last year, we dedicated the month of June’s #FunFactFriday to the June solstice, which actually turned out to be much more interesting than I anticipated. This year, we’re putting the spotlight on Father’s Day.

In addition to some fun facts (because what would #FunFactFriday be without those), I’ll also give you all a few helpful sites as to what you can get the special dad(s) in your life on their day.

Father’s Day Facts

  1. President Nixon officially declared Father’s Day as a holiday in 1972, making it much newer than Mother’s Day, which was made official in 1914.
  2. According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards every year.
  3. The official flower of Father’s Day is the rose. A red rose is worn on your lapel on Father’s day if your dad is living and a white rose is worn if he has passed away.
  4. One of the most popular gifts for Father’s Day is still a necktie. All in all, $15.5 billion was spent on clothing gifts for dads last year.
  5. Is it Father’s Day or Fathers’ Day? Originally, it was spelled Fathers’ Day on Sonora Smart Dodd’s (who led the efforts to create a day for dads) original petition. But in 1913, the Father’s Day spelling was used on the first bill which attempted to establish the holiday. And so it remains.
  6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of the fastest-growing groups in the United States are stay-at-home-dads; they now number 214,000 men.

Great Gifts For Dad

Even though neckties are still one of the ultimate Father’s Day gifts, think outside the box and get him something he doesn’t already have 52 of.

Here are a few great websites/articles to peruse for one-of-a-kind gifts:

  1. Uncommon Goods
  2. Think Geek
  3. The Grommet
  4. This article by Esquire
  5. And this Ask Men article
Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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