Should You Give Flowers to Your Father on Father’s Day?


The answer is: it depends, first on the desires of your heart and second on the level of your emotional intelligence.

This year, people will celebrate Father’s Day on June 19, 2011. What does this day represent? It symbolizes the contribution that fathers make to the lives of their children and families. Father’s Day does not receive the same emotional attention as do Mother’s Day, because it considered a macho thing. Sometimes, it feels like as if this day passes unnoticed with a celebration just in words only.

Who is a father?

He can be your real father, grand father, great-grand-father, uncle, stepfather, father figure and some more. Fathers are people with a lot of love and sensitivity who deserve the same worldwide attention.

What roles do fathers play?

Fathers usually have a larger set of responsibility. For their children and families, some fathers may carry different other set of hats to maintain their household. For instance, they may perform many job functions that are not their vocation: such as hairdressing, plumbing, bike repairing or general repairing, teaching, cooking, gardening, driving, little league coaching, and many more. In general, they are usually heads of household, bread winners and providers. Finally, they are sometimes the ones who keep law and order in their household and are therefore the disciplinarian.

What should you give to your father on Father’s Day?

In most culture, on Father’s Day, most fathers would receive the usual ties, necktie, shirt, t-shirts, sweaters, jackets, handkerchief, pair of socks, pair of shoes, leather belts, sunglasses, work gloves, tools or tool boxes, cologne, electric shavers, books, e-books, Amazon Kindle 3G, iPhone, iPod, blackberry, exercise equipments, gym or country club membership, gift baskets, gift certificates and a number of similar items fit for a gentleman. Everything may be included with the exception of flowers.

Why are flowers not included as well?

Because most people do not look at the emotional side of Father’s Day, they look more at the macho or masculine side of the fathers on that day.

As we already know that flowers are for all occasions. Flowers do bring beauty, joy, happiness to everyone and they can do the same for all celebrating fathers. What one cannot say in words, one may say them with flowers. In a resounding “Yes”, fathers do deserve flowers on Father’s Day to show love and appreciation for all they have done for their children and families.

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