Happy Fathers Day!

We wanted to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Fathers Day for tomorrow! We have made so many cufflinks and keyrings over the last few months and hope that the children enjoy giving their gifts, and of course that all the Dads enjoy opening them. No doubt there will be lots of lie ins granted tomorrow morning and little ones carrying a much deserved cup of tea and card to wake Daddy up somewhere around 10am!

Whatever your plans tomorrow, we hope you and your family enjoy Fathers Day.

Here are some Fathers Day Facts we thought we’d share with you….

  • Father’s Day was introduced by an American lady Sonora Dodd from Washington. She wanted to honour her widowed father, William Smart who took care of his six children in the civil War as a single parent. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.
  • According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending holiday and in the UK 7 million Father’s Day cards are sent each year, compared to 13 million Mother’s Day cards.
  • On average people will spend £29 on their Dads on Fathers Day.
  • Surprisingly, the trusty pair of slippers isn’t the most popular Father’s Day present – it’s actually a tie.
  • The world record for having the most number of children officially recorded is 69 by the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), a peasant from Moscow. His first wife gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. Dinnertimes must have been hectic!
  • Marilyn Monroe famously sung Cole Porter’s ‘My Heart Belongs to Daddy’ but she did not know who her real father was.
  • Unlike in the UK and America when Father’s Day is on the third Sunday in June, in Australia Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September

And here are some of our favourite Fathers Day Quotes…..

‘A father is a man who has photos in his wallet where his money used to be’ Anon

‘The most important thing that a Father can do for his children is to love their mother’  Anon

‘Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the God and the weight of her world’. John Mayor

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