A Day Just For Dads!
In searching the internet for fun facts just for Father's Day, I came across so many I had never even thought of. For example, did you know it took SIXTY TWO years from it's creation to actually become a national holiday? Poor Dad!
Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 by Sonora Dodd who wanted a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his six kids by himself. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the law that made Father’s Day an official holiday.
In the 1970's there were only SIX (1-2-3-4-5-6 men) in the U.S. who would ever fess-up to being a stay-at-home dad, according to an article by The Huffington Post.
In 2015, 214,000 married fathers with children under the age of 15 identified stay-at-home dads, staying home primarily to take care of their kids while their wives work. The National At-Home Dad Network estimates that in reality, 1.4 million men are stay-at-home dads, and 7 million are the primary caregivers for their kids.
This year, Father’s Day spending is expected to jump to $20.1 billion, up from $17 billion last year and 15.96 billion in 2019.
Sixty-one percent of fathers who use social media apply the information and advice they get from social to be better dads. Social media is a great parenting resources for many fathers today.
Dads are loyal to the brands they know and trust, according to Adweek. Nearly half (48 percent) of dads say they are loyal to brands compared with just 39 percent of moms.
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