Celebrate Your Father/Father-Figure on Father's Day
We sent a survey out to a group of dads recently. These dads varied in age, lifestage, number of kids, lifestyles, and personalities. One of the questions we asked them was, “what makes you feel loved and honored by your family?” It wasn’t surprising to hear that most of them answered spending time together and either a note or verbal affirmation.
Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and even birthdays aren’t just about presents and throwing get-togethers to celebrate. In fact, depending on the person and their love languages, a party and gifts might be the last thing they want.
So how can you celebrate and honor your father or father-figure on this special day? Find out what their love language is and go from there!
If his love language is:
- Take him out on a special date.
- Plan a movie night or game night at home.
- Spend time with him when he does some yard work.
- Grab a cup of coffee and go for a simple walk (and stay off your phone).
WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
- Write him a letter expressing your appreciation for his role in your life.
- Post a picture on Facebook and give him some sentimental praise.
- Text him 10 things you love about him or write them on post its and put them up on your bathroom mirror.
- Search You Tube for a song that reminds you of him and send him the link, telling him why.
ACTS OF SERVICE
- Wash his car (or take it to get washed).
- Get something repaired that’s been on his to-do list.
- Make him a coupon good for taking over one of his chores or responsibilities for a period of time.
- Cook him his favorite meal or baked good.
- Think back to what he’s mentioned he liked, check his Amazon wish list, or go through his Facebook feed, and depending on your budget, surprise him by getting it for him.
- The week leading up to Father’s Day, gift him one of his “favorite things” every morning when he wakes up. (candy bar, a book, coffee mug, or t-shirt)
- Subscribe to his favorite magazine or get him a membership to something.
- Deliver a package to his work the week of and fill it with some fun gifts, notes, or general supplies like deodorant, cologne, socks etc.
- Give him a long hug and simply tell him why you appreciate him.
- If dad likes it, give him a back scratch.
- Spend some time together with cuddles, wrestling, and tickle fights.
- Who doesn’t like a foot massage?
No matter what you choose, whether it’s your biological father or a male role model who’s helped shape who you are, tell them Happy Father’s Day, and try to honor them in some way.
If your father is not around, we pray that you find comfort on this holiday by knowing that there’s a Heavenly Father who will be with you for the rest of your life and loves you very much.