I do love choosing a Fathers Day card. That is… If I’ve left enough time to do so and am not standing in the card aisle in ASDA at 10pm the night before the event (has happened way more than I would like to admit). Buying cards online has been my go-to for a few years now, but I always get the card sent to me first so I can fill it in before sending it on. I’m not really a fan of sending digitally filled in cards (although have done so in the past when living in Oz). I genuinely get a lot of joy out of sitting down to write something funny or sentimental and I don’t think I’ve ever just written a standard ‘To…’/’From…’ card in my life.
So in light of the fact that Fathers Day is coming up, and the fact that I was uber organised and have bought all the Fathers Day cards already… Here’s a little round up to save you from spending two hours browsing the online shelves like I did! 🙄
From The Little Kids
There is something terribly adorable about getting inside the head of little kids and what they think about you, which is why I absolutely loved these two fill-it-in cards for Daddy and Grandpa from Thorful. Along the same line, this sticker card also makes for a great personalised token and a good little one activity. I bought the ‘Daddy, thanks for wiping my bum’ card for Gavin’s last birthday and it certainly got a lot of laughs. This card from ‘the bump’ is adorable. ‘Grandaddy cool’ and ‘Daddies Are Very Comfy’ are simple but still cute. A special mention has to be reserved for Thortful who have teamed up with Kicks Count to produce a range of cards named Forgotten Fathers, heartbreakingly for those Dads who have loved and lost their little ones.
From The Big Kids
As we move into the realm of Fathers Day cards from the big kids, things get a little cheekier. This smug Etsy card gave me a giggle and the impending threat of this one is enough to strike fear into any Dads’ heart. There’s a card for Star Wars lovers and another that rips into the card industry itself. Although if you’re looking for simple and sentimental then this one and this one are a good bet. And if you’ve taken a loan from The Bank of Mum & Dad before then this card could be the one. I got a laugh from this little number. And my heart swelled with the thought of any Dads receiving this card this year.
From The Other Half
A few of my friends (and our Editor, Lauren) were surprised to hear that I always buy Gavin a Fathers Day card. He always buys me a Mothers Day one too. I don’t know exactly why we ever thought of doing this, but I take it as an opportunity each year to let him know that I’m so delighted we scrambled our DNA together to make small people. This lovely letterpress card is straight to the point. This one is perfect for all the new parents out there. But this… Is the one I chose for Gavin this year. Because our kids are cute and that’s half down to him. Don’t worry, I’ll write something sickeningly lovely inside.
It’s important to acknowledge that some of our lovely readers and in fact, some of our team, would give anything in this world to be able to write one more heartfelt Fathers Day card. It’s not an easy day for everyone and is often a day for grief and remembrance.
For those of us who can, I think that writing a heartfelt card to our menfolk is such a gorgeous way to let them know that they’re loved and appreciated. Or even just a good opportunity to give them a giggle. A few words can really mean the world to someone.
Where do you tend to go to buy your cards?
And do any of you buy cards for your other half on Fathers Day?