Like most people, I bet you thought Father's Day was started to sell greeting cards as a compliment to Mother's Day.
According to website I have listed below, Father's Day was created by Mrs. John B. Dodd of Washington. Apparently, she simply wanted a day to honor her father.
It seems her dad was widowed when his wife, passed away during chilbirth and left him with 6 children to raise. When she became an adult, Mrs. Dodd realized strength and caring of her father during those years. It was her way of showing her appreciation to him.
Father's Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. President Calvin Coolidge recognized a national Father's Day in 1924 but it wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Do you remember making a special gift for you Dad for Father's Day? I remember tracing a hunting knife around a piece of cardboard, then cutting it out and coloring it just for him!
Here's a link that will take you to a site to give kids ideas to make something a little special for their Dads.