FATHER’S DAY 2021

Happy Father’s Day: messages, quotes, images and memes to celebrate

Father’s Day is upon us once again and to help ensure the dads in your life feel celebrated, we have compiled some quotes, messages, and more.

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Happy Father’s Day: messages, quotes, images and memes to celebrate
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Father’s Day got off to a slow start taking over six decades to become nationally recognized. It became a national holiday in 1972 after President Richard Nixon declared the third Sunday in June a time to reflect on the importance of fatherhood. Americans are celebrating their dads on 20 June this year.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend more than $20 billion dollars for Father’s Day, an average of $174 per person.

What do dads want?

This year will be a special Father’s Day, having to forgo being with their beloved last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, so most would just enjoy the company of their loved ones. But their children and spouses may have other plans.

Now with over 50 percent of the population with at least one shot of covid-19 vaccine “Consumers are showing they are comfortable with pre-pandemic behaviors and activities, particularly as we head into the summer season,” Prosper Vice President of Strategy Phil Rist said.

“Many are planning to take Dad out for a special meal or experience this Father’s Day, which wasn’t an option last year during the shutdowns,” Rist added. Around 46 percent of Americans plan to gift a special outing such as dinner, brunch or another fun activity to their father.

Here is a list of the ten most popular gifts for dads:

  • Greeting Cards: 59%
  • Clothing: 49%
  • Special Outing: 46%
  • Gift Cards: 45%
  • Personal Care: 28%
  • Books/CDs: 26%
  • Electronics: 25%
  • Home Improvement/Gardening Tools: 24%
  • Tools or Appliances: 24%
  • Sporting Goods: 22%

Writing a card for that special father

It can be difficult to express just how much someone means to you, and with fathers it seems like we need to go that extra mile. As long as it is from the heart you can’t go wrong. But before you put pen to paper, take a minute to think about his personality to get the creative juices flowing and go from there. You may want to throw in a quote or two.

Father’s Day quotes

"Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor."— Lailah Gifty Akita

“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes

“What we become depends on what our fathers teach us.” — Umberto Eco

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” — Tim Russert

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” —Steve Martin

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” —Linda Poindexter

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” —Unknown

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” —Anne Sexton

“My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” —Liza Minnelli

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.” —Max Lucado

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” —Harper Lee

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.” —Émile Gaboriau

“What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.” —Jean Paul

“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” —Jerry Seinfeld

"Remember what Dad really wants is a nap. Really."— Dave Barry

"If you're not yelling at your kids, you aren't spending enough time with them."— Mark Ruffalo

“Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” — Jon Stewart

“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” —Robert Frost

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadworth

“Buying your kid a goldfish is a great way to teach them about responsibility for 24 to 36 hours.” — Conan O'Brien

"My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic." — Bob Odenkirk

“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.” —Hillary Lytle

“You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said, “Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.”” —Melanie White

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