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Father’s day is a day to honor not only our own father but all the fathers in our lives. Many of us may take for granted all that fathers do, so this holiday is a chance to show them just how important they are. Including sons, brothers, cousins, husbands, or friends, use this year’s celebration as an opportunity to do something special with a father.

While there are several ways to celebrate Father’s day, something simple but unique can go a long way. This year, avoid the commercialized gift baskets, crowded restaurants, and the hassle of cooking a large meal by doing something that you may have never done or don’t usually do. Here are some suggestions on how to uniquely celebrate Father’s Day.

1) Take him on a Spa Day

While spa days might not be the most masculine thing in the world, no one can argue they aren’t a relaxing way to spend your day. Make reservations if necessary at the nearest spa or the one of your choice. Nothing will relieve his stress from the years of caring for his children like a full body massage.

2) Take him to a baseball game

Now that baseball season has begun, take him out to a ball game this Father’s Day so he can enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. If there are no MLB games close by, try to find a minor league game or go support some local youth baseball! Nothing says Father’s Day like a day at the ballpark.

3) Have a Picnic in the Park

If the weather permits, a picnic in the park is a great alternative to paying for some pricey meal at a crowded restaurant. Take him to the closest park with a blanket and some food from home and set up your picnic in a nice grassy, open area. This is a great way to get some fresh air while spending quality time with him.

4) Go see a drive-in-movie

Although they may be scarce, a drive-in movie theater is a great place to go and enjoy a film. While traditional movie theaters have unbelievably high snack prices, you can bring your own snacks to the drive-in-movie. What he will probably enjoy most is the fact that he doesn’t have to wait until the movie is over to complain out loud!

5) Take him on a scenic drive

Using a quick internet search, you should be able to find a scenic driving route. Let him ride in the passenger seat while you take the wheel and show him the beauty of nature from the comfort of the car. There is nothing he will enjoy more as long as he gets to have control of the radio.

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Did You Know May 18th Is Visit Your Relatives Day? //wp.readers.com/blog/did-you-know-may-18th-is-visit-your-relatives-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/did-you-know-may-18th-is-visit-your-relatives-day/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 13:41:17 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14302   When your family is spread out across the country you start to look for any excuse to get everyone together. If you find yourself missing your family members a little extra this week we’ve found the perfect excuse for you to plan a family reunion. May 18th is designated as Visit Your Relatives Day, […]

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When your family is spread out across the country you start to look for any excuse to get everyone together. If you find yourself missing your family members a little extra this week we’ve found the perfect excuse for you to plan a family reunion. May 18th is designated as Visit Your Relatives Day, and provides the perfect opportunity to start a new family tradition!

Although Visit Your Relatives Day is outside of what we traditionally think of as family oriented holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years, this day gives you the chance to pay special attention to the ones who have supported you and influenced you throughout your life.

Few things are more precious than family, and that is something worth celebrating. Here are a few ways you can celebrate your own family this Visit Your Relatives Day:


Send them a card

With everyone’s busy schedules, we know it can be challenging to get your family together on the same day. Sending your family members a card is the perfect way to make them feel special and show them that you are thinking of them.


Plan a group video call

If you and your family have to travel a good distance to see each other, a Skype group video call might be just the solution for you. Skype allows up to 25 people to participate in a group video call at one time. This is a great way to see everyone’s face and get caught up on each other’s lives.

By using Skype, you can still make your video call into an event. Send out invitations for the day and time of your call (e-invites might work best if it’s short notice), then login on the set date and enjoy the time with your loved ones!


Plan a get together

For those who have relatives that live nearby, an informal get together is always a fun option for celebrating! Request everyone bring their favorite snack, or have lemonade and cookies. Everyone will enjoy the chance to be together, and leave feeling appreciative of their close family ties.


Focus on a weak relationship

If you have a weak relationship with a specific family member that you would like to strengthen, Visit Your Relatives Day could be a good day to focus on that relationship. Let that person know you still think of them and care for them by sending them a text, card, or giving them a phone call.


Make it a family tradition

Maybe your Visit Your Relatives Day celebration went so well that you want to turn it into an annual tradition! This is a great way to set aside time to be intentional with your family and stay active in their lives.

Visit a relative


A great way to celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day is, of course, to simply drop by and visit with one of your relatives. This doesn’t have to be anything more than sitting with a relative and hearing how their day was, or phoning a relative you may not get to visit with as often. This small act has an enormous impact on the bonds you have with your relatives.

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5 Thoughtful Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day //wp.readers.com/blog/5-thoughtful-ways-to-celebrate-mothers-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-thoughtful-ways-to-celebrate-mothers-day/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 17:01:10 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14294   As Mother’s Day approaches, many are filled with nostalgia as they reflect on how they celebrated the holiday with their own mother during their childhood. When we are children Mother’s Day is often celebrated with handmade crafts, special meals, or flowers. However, as we get older the holiday becomes less about commercialism and more […]

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As Mother’s Day approaches, many are filled with nostalgia as they reflect on how they celebrated the holiday with their own mother during their childhood. When we are children Mother’s Day is often celebrated with handmade crafts, special meals, or flowers. However, as we get older the holiday becomes less about commercialism and more about time spent with loved ones and honoring the role your own mother played in your life.

This Mother’s Day keep in mind that this holiday isn’t just about people who are mothers, but it is about everyone who has a mother. This simple shift in mindset broadens our perspective on ways we can celebrate this day. Whether you are spending time with your own mother, or gathering with others to reflect and celebrate motherhood, here are 5 thoughtful ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day:

 

A get together of the generations

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than spending time with the younger and older generations within your family? This is a great opportunity to share stories about your own mothers, and experiences with motherhood. Gathering with the women in your family is a great visual of the impact mothers have had on your family and the generations to come–a great memory that will last a lifetime!


Help other mothers in need

One of the best ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day is to help other mothers in need. Mother Teresa once said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Dedicating your time on Mother’s Day to assist a mother who could use your help is a powerful and thoughtful way to honor motherhood, even if it is as simple as taking one mother to lunch.

 

Have tea with senior women in your community

As we age we realize the value of time. A great way you can make someone’s Mother’s Day extra special is to give a community member your time. Having tea or coffee with an elder woman in your community is a great way to not only brighten someone else’s day, but also enlighten your day as well.

 

Make a one of a kind booklet for your mom

Present your mother with a booklet filled with childhood pictures and handwritten notes. This booklet will have your mother feeling special and she’ll love looking back on how her family has grown over the years.


Plant flowers together

Planting your favorite flowers side by side is a great way to enjoy the day and create memories. As you tend to your flowers you will be able to reflect on the time you spent together and celebrate your mother all over again.

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