Greeting Cards, Banners and Balloons for Moms and Dads
Greeting Cards, Balloons, and Banners for Moms and Dads When I think of Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, I think of a special day set aside to celebrate my parents. And, as a parent I look forward to being celebrated on Mother’s Day. This year, Mother’s Day is May 10th; Father’s Day is June 21st. But do we give equal time and equal presence to each? Recently a friend of mine commented that Mother’s Day is a more celebrated holiday than Father’s Day. And, while I was quick to disagree, I pondered his comment and have come to believe that it may, in fact, be true. I wondered why. I love my parents equally. I asked myself if it could be related to the fact that Mother’s Day occurs when the kids are still in school. After all, teachers help organize projects to celebrate mom. Father’s Day, on the other hand, arrives after the regular school term is over. Its celebration relies upon a self-motivated child or a mom inclined to make sure her children remember dad’s special day. Perhaps, however, Mother’s Day is more celebrated because of the traditional roles of parents. Historically children spent more waking hours with their moms. Moms tended to be responsible for cooking, cleaning and carting children off to extra-curricular activities. And as these roles change, we may also see a shift in the patterns of celebration. Tell us how you honor your father. Do you agree that more is done to recognize our moms? Do you have any ideas why that might be? If so, please share them here or on our Facebook page.