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History of Father's Day

We have been celebrating Father's Day in the United States for over 100 years. It is no doubt that with the celebration of Mothers during the Civil War, it was only fair to celebrate the father soldiers as well. Sonora Dodd, daughter of a veteran who raised six children alone, came up with the concept in order to honor her father. On June 19, 1910, the first unofficial Father's Day was celebrated. According to, the United States government did not acknowledge the celebration until 1924 when Dodd urged President Calvin Coolidge and state governments to observe the holiday. The momentum slowly spread throughout the United States. Many men however did not like the sentimental holiday because they viewed it as a commercial gimmick to sell more products-often paid for the father himself. When World War II began, activists argued that celebrating Father's Day was a way to honor American troops and support the war. While it technically was not a federal holiday, it was still celebrated nationally. In 1972, Richard Nixon made the holiday official by signing it into law on the third Sunday in June.

Today we celebrate Father's Day annually by holding family gatherings and giving gifts to the father figures in our life. Celebrate with us and shop the perfect gifts for your dad!

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