I’m not sure if it’s a sign of getting
old older, but I seem to be steering away from commercial holidays this year. To be fair, Stephen and I have never been big fans of Valentine’s Day, but have always made a bit of a fuss on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. And yes – I go BIG at Christmas. I can’t help it – it’s such a magical time of the year.
But when it came to Mother’s Day this year, all I really wanted was a special card. That’s it. In fact, Stephen was so worried that he made me have a little lie down with a cold facecloth on my forehead. The thing is – I didn’t want more STUFF that had been bought because it was expected. And if I am very honest, there is very little that I actually want or need right now. What I am really craving is TRAVEL – I want to see the world and experience different cultures and see the sites and sit in little cafés watching the world go by. I want experiences, not things. Memories not mementos.
And so, for Father’s Day (19 June), we will be keeping it meaningful yet simple. Kayla (10) has decided that she would like to make Stephen the world’s best waffles (so much for my 30- Day Sugar-free challenge!), Bella (3) wants to “dwaw Daddy a picture”, and I’m keen to find something a little different to give him as a gift.
A few fun ideas that caught my eye this week:
- Father’s Day Newspaper Printable – such a clever idea. It can be printed or placed in an inexpensive frame from Mr Price Home. Click here to download a copy.
2. Father’s Day Cutout Card or Framed print – another fabulous idea if you have the time and the inclination! Otherwise use the wording to inspire your own creation.
6. Father’s Day Photo Ideas – I saw some really clever ideas on Pinterest and have pinned them all on my “Simpler Father’s Day” board – click here to have a look. Here are a few of my favourites:
7. Upcycled Photo Frame – such a clever idea if you have access to wooden Scrabble letters. Alternatively, you can buy some online for R200. The image below is of one I found being sold overseas, but you could quite easily make your own with an ordinary frame.
There you have it – some fun, inexpensive and yet really thoughtful gift ideas for Father’s Day. Hope it’s a special one, however you choose to spend it!