Father’s Day can be a rough holiday when you feel like you are the only one without a dad. It can be tempting to just ignore the day. Instead of pretending Father’s Day doesn’t exist, or doesn’t matter, try to find fun and meaningful ways to make the day a good one.
Here are a few suggestions for ways to remember and celebrate your dad on this special day.
Connect with his friends. Ask them to share a funny story about your dad, or what it was about your dad that made them feel close to him.
Write about your dad and positive things he used to say to you. Buy or make a card that expresses what you’d like to say to you dad, his favorite quotes or write down the positive things he told you.
Watch a movie or TV show that he liked. Think about why your dad enjoyed it, and what he might have said while watching it with you.
Ask other family members to join you in celebrating your dad on Father’s Day. Spend the day with your mom, siblings, grandparents or aunts and uncles. Do something that you all loved doing with your dad.
Find a song that reminds you of your dad, and share it with us. Find a video of a song on YouTube that reminds you of your dad and share the link in the comments below, or on our YouTube channel.
Try one or two of these, or combine them all to design an entire day of celebration. You get to decide how you want to remember your dad, and what you want your own traditions to be.
Have you thought of some fun or unique ways to remember your dad on Father’s Day? Add to the comments section below to share your ideas with us.