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.
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 2018 it is held on the 17th June. In Australia, Father's Day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in September and will be September 2nd 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.
All items can be gift wrapped and sent with a personal message at no extra cost.
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.
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.
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Celtic Glass Designs offer a range of stunning hand painted glassware and matching embroidered table linen for all occasions - Birthdays, Corporate and Special Events, Anniversaries, Weddings, Burns Night, Valentine's Day, St Davids Day, St Patricks Day, Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, May Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, St. Andrew's Day, Christmas and Hogmanay.
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