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18 June 2016

Who's your Daddy?

Posted in General Information

It’s Fathers Day on Sunday 19 June.

Time to celebrate the "fathers" in our lives.

Want to know more about this day and why it’s so special?

Want to know how you can bless the father in your life?  

 

                                                                                                                                                  

THE HISTORY

Father’s day originated in the USA and was celebrated by many churches as a day honouring Fathers everywhere.  

President Lyndon B Johnson declared the day a national holiday in 1966, but it was declared a permanent holiday when Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.  Despite initial resistance Father’s Day has become a popular holiday, rivalling Mother’s Day. 

The commercial value of Father’s Day is substantial and it remains a day celebrated all over the world.  In South Africa it is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June.  This year it happens to be on the 19th of June.

Being a father does not necessarily have to be purely a biological connection.  You can father a person without any family ties.  How often we hear successful people saying “he was like a father to me, and I owe him so much”.  Such wonderful words of recognition are precious and affirming.  

Being a father is such a huge responsibility that recognition and appreciation are due in spade-fulls for the fathers of this world. Fatherhood doesn’t end when your children are grown. It is, like motherhood, an ongoing and never-ending commitment to the welfare of your ‘off-spring’.  Acknowledgement of this commitment and the daily work that it takes to be the best father possible should be a daily priority, but sadly we take our fathers’ totally for granted.  That is why Father’s Day is such an important day in the calendar.

Whether you have a father or are a father yourself, we at Linen Drawer feel that this is your day to show, or be shown recognition of the valuable contribution fathers make to our society.  

This is the day when you want Dad to wrap up in one of our wonderful Egyptian Cotton Gowns, our fluffy Towelling Gowns and Bath Robes and enjoy being spoilt rotten by the family.                                                                                                                                  

Dad could also be lounging under one of our marvellous Hinterveld blankets or Horizon throws, click here to view our beautiful bedding  

You can make it happen for Dad by clicking here to see what treats we have for the father in your life.