5 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Partner this Father’s Day
He is supportive, caring, and protective. He is responsible. He loves being involved with family because he adores you and the kids. He’s a caretaker. He highlights the best in you, and provides guidance for the children. He is your teammate, your partner in life, your husband, and your best friend. No one else is better suited for this position. He is your better half.
While we are happily cluttering up the kitchen table with paper, glue, scissors, and crayons, helping our little one with a Father’s Day craft, perhaps we should think about something we could do for the wonderful man who contributes so much to help us raise our children. Here are some ways you can say “thank you” this Father’s Day:
Give him an envelope full of handmade coupons that he can use anytime, personalized just for him. Make vouchers for something he loves, but doesn’t receive very often. You can include one for detailing his car, making that favorite meal you hate, but he loves. You could also include a massage, or you mow the lawn for a week to give him a break. The coupons he deserves are endless.
Fill a little box with pictures of your life with him so far. Include a letter of why you are thankful for him, and why you love him. Include writings of your memories together, any inside jokes, and put in pictures of your children, vacations, important events and such, to document milestones of your life together.
Fill a basket, or a cooler or tool box, with things he needs and just plain likes, but wouldn’t buy for himself. Fill a cooler with new fishing equipment and beverages. Fill a tote with barbeque tools and sauces to go along with that case of Omaha Steaks you ordered for him. Pack a bucket with detailing tools to clean his beloved car with. Bundle together a bunch of movie goodies and a new movie. You can make tin foil dinners ahead of time, and then fill a portable fire pit with fire logs, matches, roasting sticks, and the makings for S’mores. Gift baskets are great because not only are they never-ending in possibilities, after you present them to him, they can be followed by an activity he loves.
I’ve Missed That
We know, as parents, that the time and energy we once spent participating in our much loved hobbies is now invested to our family. While making this small sacrifice for our loved ones is worth every second, sometimes we miss doing what we loved. So, maybe for Father’s Day, help the well deserving man recharge by taking him to do something he loves to do, but rarely gets to anymore. Take him hiking, spend a day at the golf course, go fishing, or go with him to a baseball game. Take a moment to remember what his passion was and treat him to a day full of it.
Is there a more welcomed surprise than receiving a little, hand-written sentiment from someone you love? Write little notes to him and leave them in unexpected places. Put them in his shoes, pockets, car, lunch box, laptop, calendar…and so on. You could even write a note for him on his phone and set it as a reminder.
Celebrate and spend time doing something special for the better man in your life this Father’s Day, and let him know that he is appreciated.