Honoring Fatherhood…The Bond that Binds!

father's day greetings Dear FatherFather’s Day…Celebrating the “Bond that  Binds” Children of all ages to their Fathers in Paternal Love! In the Bible, the Book of Matthew tells us to “Honor they father and thy mother.” In the wisdom of William Shakespeare, “It is a wise father that knows his own child.”

Fathers-day 2014-1Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort wish to pay tribute to fathers everywhere! On Sunday,  June 15, 2014 fathers in the USA will be honored in a variety of ways by their children…Far & Near!

sonora dodd & fatherFather’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th Century to complement Mother’s Day celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.  Sonora Dodd is often given credit as the driving force behind it’s establishment. Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas, organized its first celebration in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA on June 19, 1910.  Her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Anna Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, Sonora told her pastor that fathers should have a similar day honoring them. Her pastor honored that first Father’s Day with a sermon on the third Sunday of June.

fatherhoodThough it did not take hold to become annual initially, after many attempts to making it official in Congress, it did eventually become a National Holiday in 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. He designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Later it was made a National Holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Father's Day messages There are many ways to celebrate Father’s Day and Honor Fathers! The June edition of Sasee Magazine names a few Fun Father’s Day Gifts Kids can Make themselves:

  • Decade Gift Box…Assemble a box of goodies from Dad’s decade to include: candy bars, movies, games, a tee-shirt & include a hand-drawn picture made by the child.

  • Wash Daddy’s CarGet a hose & some soapy water & rags and Wash That Car Clean!

  • Handprint Art…A child’s handprint can decorate a  number of Fun Gifts…white mugs are cool ! You can find the materials at a local craft store and have Fun getting messy!

  • Stepping Stone ArtDads who love to garden will love this garden gift! Buy cement stepping stones from you local garden center, & paint them for you dad! Using outdoor paint and primer & prime the stones in advance.  What an original treasure for Dad!

fathers-day-111A US News My Money Blog Suggests other Free or Inexpensive Gifts for Dad!

  1. Yardwork Or HouseworkGive Father’s Day Off by doing the chores he usually does around the house: Mowing the Lawn, Trimming Trees, Weeding, Handyman work around the house.

  2. A Teaching SessionTeach your Dad a skill he has always wanted to learn, like learning more about his Smartphone, guitar playing, lesson in a Foreign Language you have learned. Give Dad a Certificate for a few hours of learning a skill from you!

  3. A Home-Cooked Meal…Offer Dad a Home Cooked Meal with all the family around the table…Even if By Skype for those far away!

  4. A Book About Dad…For Little Kids in the Family, hearing what they think about Dad can be heartwarming and hilarious.  Check out Pinterest for templates for books Or Activity Sheets asking kids about their Dads!  Record these childish expressions in a little book that is “All About Daddy”!

  5. Photos…A photo album for 4×6-inch photos from the past year could be a good place to start. A photo key Chain is another option which you could make yourself from inexpensive materials & Pinterest tutorials!

  6. Baked GoodsGet Creative with baked goods for dessert.  The Internet is full of man-themed baked goods, such as  Guinness Cakes & Stout Brownies!

  7. Coffee Mug CraftsChoose  inexpensive plain mug (Try Target or a Dollar Store). Decorate the mug using sharpies.  Trace you hand.  Write a message to Dad.  Color your own design. (They can be heated in the oven at 450 for 30 minutes to set the design…Let Cool before touching!)

  8. Time TogetherSpend Time with Dad – Either on the Day or near Father’s Day. Go to the Park.  Play a few rounds of golf.  Go fishing! Relax on the porch together. Time with your Dad will be the Best Gift Ever… For Dad & You!

Thanks to Blogger…Abbey Hayes for these ideas!


fathers-day-winerySilver Coast Winery …Treat Dad to Wine Tasting and/or Line Dancing

Bring Dad Or Grand-Dad to Silver Coast Winery Any Day in June for a FREE Wine Tasting! (Offer available for adult children only)

Father’s Day Line Dancing…June 15, 2:30 – 5:00 pm


fathers-day-messages-011Flowers for Dad on Father’s Day

Little River Flowers and Events offers Fowers for Father’s Day.   Take Me Out to the Ballgame Basket …Health Nut Basket & More @ www.littleriverflowershop.com

Whatever you choose to do to Honor Dad on Father’s Day…Enjoy! The bond between you lasts forever! Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort invites you to…Take Dad Out for a Game of Golf!

For Tee Times & Golf Info Call: 910-845-6936 Or 800-848-0290

Fathers_Day_Subway_Art_8x10A quote by Jim Valvano is worth  remembering: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in Me!” Show Dad how you believe in and appreciate Him! Have Fun!

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