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5 ways to celebrate Father’s Day

Father's Day is just around the corner. This is your time to tell - and show - how much you love him.
Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare Modified: May 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm •  Published: May 28, 2014

How often do you tell your father or stepfather how much you love and appreciate him? If you don’t say it enough, Father’s Day is your chance to let Dad know how much he means to you. This is your time to spoil him.

Oftentimes dads are overlooked and not thanked for their hard work. Just as mothers, they too have a tough job to do and deserve recognition.

Sadly, my father and grandfather are no longer with me. As difficult as it has been for me to experience Father’s Day for the past 25 years without my dad – and now without my grandfather – I know they are with me in prayers. Nevertheless, I hold on to the wonderful memories shared together. But if I had the opportunity to create new memories with them, I would celebrate by following the five tips below:

1. Watch home videos

Choose a time during the day when you and your mom feel is perfect to sit down with dad and watch the videos. Relive the beautiful memories by talking about what happened during those times. Whether the memories make you cry or laugh, at least the emotions are shared together.

2. Create a personalized letter or a video message.

If you decide to do a video message, send it as a text or email while you are not around him. When he clicks on the video, it will surely put a smile on his face. If you choose to go with a personalized letter, leave it next to his morning cup of coffee or newspaper. Whether you choose a letter or a video, be detailed. Thank him for specific things.

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