and I treasure my own even more now I’m watching the levels of effort and sacrifice that go into my husband’s parenting. Dads are heroes and they ought to be celebrated!
There are many ‘gift guides’ around at this time of year, mostly written by marketeers wanting you to spend shed loads of cash. However, if you really want to celebrate the special Dad(s) in your life, meaningful and heartfelt is so much more memorable. Here’s an easy, frugal and fun way to show Dad he’s special.
First, make up some quick signs. These are great not just for Fathers Day but for Grandparent gifts and many other occasions.
Choose your 3 best and get them printed. If you don’t have a working printer with actual ink in the cartridges, something that only happens once in a blue moon around here, get them printed at the booth at the supermarket or something. It won’t break the bank for just 3.
Crop and glue to some card – the cropping suggested the way I folded this.
Obviously, if your children are of the age to make cards, these are always treasured. Get them involved in the build-up!
We also printed off and framed a beautiful quote I’d found on Pinterest.
Framed quotes are always, if carefully chosen, a great present which show you really know the person. I found this one, free to download, here.
Finally put it all together as a surprise for Dad to come down to in the morning.
If you want more gift ideas that children can help make or that you can create yourself, check out my Fathers’ Day Pinterest board. My quotes board might also be useful to create meaningful gifts on other occasions. Especially if you know any of my fellow coffee drinkers!
Have fun on June 21st and have fun getting ready!