This year we will celebrate our fathers on Sunday, June 16th. According to Wikipedia.org, the first Father’s Day celebration was held in this country in 1910.
I’ll be spending some time with my father, Dick Winters. That’s my Dad and Mom (Gloria Winters) in the picture above.
How will you honor dear old dad?
The National Retail Federation has put together a survey to figure out just how people celebrate Father’s Day, and just how much they spend. You might be surprised at the results!
“Father’s Day spending has grown 70 percent, approximately $6.6 billion, since 2009. The biggest drivers of Father’s Day spending are growth in spending by consumers ages 35-44, and spending on clothing, special outings and gift cards. This year, 75.9 percent of people plan to celebrate and are expected to spend a record $138.97, up from last year’s $132.82, and up from $91 in 2009.”
If you would like to see the complete survey (and there is a ton of additional information), here is the link for the survey on the National Retail Federation website.
And here is the video I did for Father’s Day a few years ago…