In 1910, the state of Washington declared the nation’s first Father’s Day celebration. The idea of honoring men for their domestic role was considered quite controversial for many years. It wasn’t until the Great Depression that the holiday became universally accepted. Struggling businesses began marketing the occasion as a “second Christmas” for dads, and families all over the country adopted the tradition. In 1972, Father’s Day became an official national holiday.
To celebrate Father’s Day, take a moment to connect with all the wonderful dads in your life: fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and sons! Personalize a free Father’s Day eCard for each of these important father-figures to express your love and appreciation. Happy Father's Day!