- There are over 70 million fathers in the US
- The man who inspired Father’s Day was a widowed single dad (of 14 kids!) and a Civil War Vet
- Celebrated around the world and throughout the calendar, but proclaimed the third Sunday in June by some 111 countries
Father's Day Greeting Cards celebrate and honor dads on Father's Day, which is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. These cards are often sentimental, and express gratitude, love, and appreciation for fathers and their contributions to their children's lives.
The first government-denoted Father’s Day was in 1910 as recognized by Washington State at the behest of Sonora Smart Dodd in honor of her single and Civil War veteran dad, William Jackson Smart. Popularity of the holiday grew throughout World War II and was proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 made a Federal holiday by President Richard Nixon in 1972.
Why the third Sunday in June? A bit of happenstance: William Smart’s birthday was June 5 and his daughter Sonora campaigned for celebration, but local organizers required more time and thus settled on later in June.
Overall, Father's Day Greeting Cards are a popular way to celebrate and honor fathers, and to express appreciation for their role in the lives of their children.