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History of Father's Day

History of Father's Day

June 19th 1910 was the first Father's Day and was organised by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, USA in memory and honour of her father William Smart who was a farmer widowed by the death of his wife in childbirth and left to raise their six young children.

Mrs. Dodd when in adulthood herself realised the strength of her father in his task of raising his family single-handed and wanted to commemorate and pay tribute to him in some way. Hence a Father's Day celebration came into being. At the same time in other parts of the USA Father's Day celebrations were evolving.

As Father's Day celebrations began to grow in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father's Day to be an official national holiday. In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed into law a permanent U.S. Father's Day to be observed on the third Sunday of June.

Today

Father's Day is now celebrated worldwide and in Canada, USA and the UK is traditionally on the 3rd Sunday in June. This year in 2017 it is held on the 18th June. In Australia, Father's Day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in September and will be September 3rd this year. It has now become a tradition to spoil your Father/Dad on his special day and allow him to take it easy, put his feet up and relax. With that in mind we offer the following gift selection.

Gift Selection

All items can be gift wrapped and sent with a personal message at no extra cost.

Summer Tree of Life Large Glass Friendship Ball
Summer Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball makes a perfect gift for Father's Day
D & J Glassware is one of the UK's leading suppliers of artistic glassware, with a passion for design and quality. Their Friendship glassware range for the home and garden include Friendship Gazing Globes, Friendship Oil Lamps, Friendship Footed Candleholders, Friendship Wishing Drops, Friendship Celebration Bubbles, Tree of Life Glass Friendship Balls and Friendship Hearts. New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball
New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball makes a perfect gift for Father's Day

Winged Heart are the leading company in the UK producing handpainted stained glass gifts. Their roundels and paperweights make ideal gifts for Father's Day. All original designs and made in the UK. Beautifully packaged in a gift presentation box.

Window Roundel in Barn Owls design Window Roundel in Ploughing design Paperweight in Collie Dog and Lambs design Paperweight in Puffins design

Our pewter giftware makes ideal gifts for Father's Day. Choose from a selection of our Celtic pocket watches, flasks and pens for that special Father's Day gift.

Etched Fountain Pen in Celtic Birds design Quartz Pocket Watch in Celtic Trinity Knot design Slim Flask with Knot Panel design Pen in Celtic Birds design

Our Tumblers make ideal gifts for your Father to enjoy his favourite tipple. Sold individually we will even include that personal message from you. And for every pair that you buy, in selected designs, we will include a FREE pair of matching Coasters. See the Special Offers page for full details.

Tumbler in Celtic Cross design Tumbler in Celtic Eternity Knot design Tumbler in Celtic Tree of Life 1 design Tumbler in Celtic Trinity Knot design Tumbler in Scottish Thistle design Tumbler in Shamrock design

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