Many of us are tired of all the hallmark holidays that appear every couple of weeks. There is always reason to give thanks to people who have given to you all your life. In today’s business world these are seen as opportunities to make a quick buck. So we thought it would be interesting to look back and see where the idea of Father’s Day came from.
It is believed that Father’s Day was first celebrated all the way back in Spokane, Washington in 1910. The idea of Father’s Day came, surprisingly, from Mother’s Day that pre-dated Father’s Day by around a decade. It is important to note that Mother’s Day wasn’t an official holiday until 1914. Father’s Day became an official holiday in 1966.
As mentioned before these holidays have become much more gift orientated and that leads to the question – how much do I spend? The truth is that the thought behind the present is much more important than its monetary value. But a survey company has carried out some research and found some interesting figures behind the gift giving on Father’s Day.
The surveys showed that although the holiday is very popular 30% of respondents do not celebrate it at all. There may be many factors affecting this number but that is still a fairly large proportion that do not celebrate. From the respondents that did celebrate Father’s Day 20% felt that giving him a call to wish him a happy Father’s day was enough while 29% made the effort to meet up with him in person.
Looking at the monetary value that people think is respectable 44% of participants believed that Father’s Day gifts do not need to be of monetary value. And from the survey the results showed that the largest proportion of respondents (13%) believed that spending between £10 – £20 was adequate for getting a gift.
So perhaps people are not too caught up in the monetary gift giving that has become a staple of holidays that hallmark has created. Father’s Day is this Sunday so you still have time to make, buy something. We have put together a bundlr to try and give you a bit of inspiration.
Do you celebrate Father’s Day? If so what are you going to be getting him this year? Any advice or comments please leave in the comments section below.
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