Father’s Day, just like the modern-day father, has changed dramatically over the years.
We’re no longer locked in by the same stereotypes and stuffy traditions, but are left to celebrate our dads in all of the different forms they come in.
So with that in mind, just how has Father’s Day changed, how can we modernise it and what traditions should we follow?
Breaking the Mould
For many of us, Father’s Day has become a little stale – we do the same things each year and we buy the same kind of gifts.
What does this mean?
That we often lose some of the heart-warming aspects of Father’s Day because it becomes predictable.
That’s why, if you want to do something a little different this year – you should. Whether that’s treating dad to a home-cooked 3-course meal instead of joining everyone else for a Sunday carvery or it’s buying him an experience rather than a bog-standard gift, there are so many ways you can break the mould and show your dad you care.
Despite many of us feeling as though Father’s Day needs changing up a little, there are some traditions many of us will want to keep in place such as sending a heartfelt card.
Cards give us the opportunity to really open up and thank our dads for all they do (even if we do hide behind the words in the card instead of writing our own!). Once a year, we’re able to celebrate our dads for the true heroes they really are – and sending cards is a great way to do this.
That said, if you do want to make things a little different this year, you could write your own poem for the card or make a card from scratch for an extra-special touch. Or, you might just like to do the following.
Posting on Social Media
To really see how the times have changed, you only need to look at social media and the way we interact with one another. And if your dads got a Facebook account, you might want to show him just how much you care by posting a status or picture of you and your dad on this platform. This is the perfect way to shout from the rooftops about how great your dad is – but only do this if you (and your dad) will be comfortable with the public expression of emotion!
Ultimately, Father’s Day isn’t about everyone else – it’s about you and your dad and the relationship you share together. Think about what your dad would really love this Father’s Day and go all out to make this happen for him – even if that does mean going on a camping trip when you’d really rather stay in a hotel!