Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

On the third Sunday of June each year we set aside the day to honor fathers. Did you know that today marks the centennial of Father's Day? After being inspired by a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Sonora Smart-Dodd, one of six children who was raised by her father after her mother died during childbirth, wanted a day to pay tribute to him.  Mrs. Dodd encouraged local churches to participate in the first Father's Day observance the following year. From 1916 until 1966 attempts to make the day recognized failed. In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation making the day official, but, it did not become a permanentt national holiday until 1972 by President Richard Nixon. 

To fathers everywhere, enjoy your day. 

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info...gorgeous card!

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  2. Lovely, bright, cheerful card. Thanks for the background information on Father's day.

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  3. Beautiful bright colours and I love your layout.

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  4. Tammy, just found your blog - love your cards. I too am a cardmaker for OWH - love the opportunity to serve our military men and women and express my creativity!

    Looking forward to seeing more designs from you.

    Susan
    www.susan-MyThoughtsMyHeart.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome colors on this fabulous card, Tammy!!

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