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Memories with Dad

Memories with Dad

As Father’s Day quickly approaches, we’d love to pause for a moment to recount all the meaningful moments we’ve shared with that very special man (or men) in our life. After all, a dad is fun, love, and laughter you never outgrow.

Whether learning to ride a bike or learning to drive a car…whether playing house or playing pool…whether laughing or crying, Dad’s always been there for you. With moments in time that are both vivid and treasured, we are truly blessed to associate such great times with Dad—from childhood all the way through to adulthood.

In order to celebrate that loving bond that’s so precious and unique, Blue Mountain offers many delightfully beautiful Father’s Day eCards. Blue Mountain also offers a great selection of printable Father’s Day cards.

And in order to share those memories we hold so dear, we’ve decided to reach out to our Blue Mountain family and see what personal “dad memories” they remember best—whether reminiscing of old ones or creating new ones. And here’s what they had to say:

DANIELLE KROUSE, Social Media Manager
Memories with Dad
“I can’t help but smile when I look at this picture. The father/daughter dance was something I was really looking forward to on my wedding day. My dad and I talked through the whole dance and told stories of the two of us that made us laugh. I’m so happy that special moment of happiness was captured!”

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NOHA YOUSSEF, Assistant Brand Manager
Memories with Dad
“This photo of my dad and me was taken a few years back when we went on a little family getaway to Put-In-Bay, Ohio. My dad loves the outdoors and has a real appreciation for nature, so this was a great escape for all of us to spend some quality time together. He’s an amazing man, and I love him very much.”

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MARIA ISABELLA, Content Marketing Editor
Memories with Dad
“Even though my son-in-law is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, he says the birth of his son is unquestionably his greatest accomplishment in life. He adores Avery and steals every moment he can to admire his sweet little face.”
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“My husband also loves holding Avery, who everyone says looks a lot like him. He tells his grandson about all the many adventures they’re going to have together once he gets older. Watch out, world!”

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CAROLYN ANTL, Designer/Content Coordinator
Memories with Dad
“I appreciate my dad very much. As a single dad in the eighties, he raised both my sister and me on his own. He took us with him everywhere he went, and we enjoyed many experiences together. Whether it was folding laundry, cooking, fishing, or skiing, he made time to be with us and raised us to be smart and strong. I feel so lucky to have such a loving father, and I treasure every moment I have with him. This is a picture of us when I was visiting him in South Carolina.”

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CAROLINE LEECH, Senior Editor
Memories with Dad
“This is my son, David, with his father, also David. From the very start, they’ve been two peas in a pod. David is 21 now, and I’m happy to say they are still as connected as ever.”

 

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What to Write in a Father’s Day Card

What to Write in a Fathers Day Card

Father’s Day is the one day a year solely dedicated to all the dads in your life. It’s the day we take a moment to reflect on the significant impact they’ve had on our lives—and how they continue to inspire us in their own special ways. It’s also the day we celebrate creating new memories with these influential fathers and father figures, whether a cherished dad, grandpa, father-in-law, uncle, godfather, or mentor.

A Father’s Day gift is not nearly as important as letting him know how much you care. This can be accomplished either through voice or pen. If penning a message, let it come straight and simply from the heart.

Many of us might struggle to come up with just the right words and sentiments to express our thoughts and emotions. We’re here to help you with that.

When writing a note, a letter, or just some additional thoughts to a Father Day ecard, it’s best to make it short, personal, and sincere. What’s one special moment you’ve shared together? What’s one piece of advice he’s given you that’s made a difference? What’s one trait you particularly admire about him?

To help you get started, here are some ideas that may be just what you’re looking for:

For Your Own Dad

(for males) Dad, you are the man I’ve always wanted to be…
(for females) Dad, I’ll always be your little girl…
For all the things you have been in my life, Dad…
You are the person I model myself after…
Dad, you put the super in hero…
You made my childhood memories the happiest they could be…
I am the (man/woman) I am today because of you…
To my friend, my mentor, my father…
Having a dad like you made growing up so much (better/sweeter/happier…)

For Any Dad

You inspire me to live life to the fullest…
It takes a special kind of man to make others smile from the heart…
Your love is as warm and bright as a sun-shiny day!
What makes your (advice/love) so special is that it comes from you!
You’ll never know how many lives you’ve touched, or how deeply your love has been felt…
You’ve been a mentor and a friend and you’ve made the/my world a better place…
My day is filled with hope and inspiration because of you…
Everyone should have someone as special as you in their lives…

For Husband

You are my knight in shining armor!
My life/Our lives would not be the same without your love…
You are my rock, my partner, my love…
For the man who helps make my/our world complete…
You fill my heart with joy, happiness and hope each and every day…
You are the compass on our life’s journey together…
You are the man of my dreams…
Lucky me/us–having you to love!

For a New Dad / Dad-to-Be

(for girls) Your new little princess is ready for her fairy-tale dad!
(for boys) Your new little sports fan is ready to cheer you on!
Love is on the way with your little one about to arrive…
Wishing you all the joy and happiness fatherhood will bring…
Your arms will be filled with a bundle of joy, and your heart will be filled with love… Tender moments are right around the corner…
It takes a special kind of love to make a father like you…

More Messages

With warmth, love, and a special place in my heart…
Hoping you make the most of your special day…
Wishing you all the happiness you can handle on this Father’s Day…
With the fondest of memories…
With love comes laughter…
Relax, enjoy and celebrate…

 

 

 

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Choosing the Perfect Father’s Day eCard

Choosing the Perfect Fathers Day eCard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day is almost here!  Spending time with Dad to celebrate all he’s done and the love he’s given is what makes this day so special.  No matter what you decide to get for a Father’s Day gift, a Father’s Day eCard makes a great addition. They are fun to send and receive, and best of all, they let all dads know you’re thinking of them on their special day.

Whether it’s sharing an inside joke or simply tickling his funny bone, you’re sure to find some laughter in Funny Father’s Day eCards!  Make your greeting more heartfelt and personal with a Talking Father’s Day eCard and customize your message with a choice of characters and voices.  Looking for the softer side of fatherhood with a sentimental touch? There are plenty of traditional choices to celebrate the men in your lives throughout the collection. Plus there are great Father’s Day postscards to pick from too!

Whether it’s for dads, stepdads, brothers, husbands, or sons with kids of their own, BlueMountain.com makes Father’s Day eCard giving easy with clickable categories found to the left of the screen.  Previewing is easy with just a click, and sending couldn’t be simpler, whether by email or posting to Dad’s Facebook page.  Not a BlueMountain member?  Sign up today—it’s easy!

Once you’ve selected your Father’s Day eCard, what do you say?  To help, here are some Father’s Day messaging suggestions for some extra special sentiment:

  • Thanks for being my hero, Dad!  Love and Happy Father’s Day!
  • Thanks for all the smiles and laughter, Dad!  Happy Father’s Day!
  • (for females) I’ll always be your little princess!  Lots of love and Happy Father’s Day!
  • (for males) To the best role model ever!   Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
  • Dad, you mean the world to me!  Happy Father’s Day!
  • Dad, you put the “Happy” in Father’s Day! Love you lots! 
  • Dad, you’re the best!  Above the rest!  Happy Father’s Day!
  • You’ve got a special place in my heart, Dad!  Happy Father’s Day!
  • Thanks, Dad, for making me always feel special!  Happy Father’s Day!
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Famous Fathers

Famous Fathers“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”

—Author Unknown

Fathers are the foundation of our lives, the cornerstones of our character, and the mentors who nurture our dreams, transforming them into reality.

Countless fathers and father-figures have shaped the course of history.  Some have pioneered paths, others have touched our hearts sharing from their own lives, and still others have left a legacy that many of us treasure, long after they’re gone.

Here are some examples of famous fathers, past and present:

  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, John Jay—“Founding Fathers” of theUnited States
  •  John Muir—“Father of theUnited StatesNational ParkService”
  •  A.A. Milne—author of the Winnie-the-Pooh book series, who based the character of Christopher Robin on his own son.
  • Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) . He is a lawyer and a single father raising his two children – Scout and Jem. He is the very ideal of courageous, kind, respectable and moral. His shining quality is evident in the advice he gives his daughter “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it”.
  • Fred MacMurray (Steve Douglas, “My Three Sons”), Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver, “Leave It To Beaver”), Bill Cosby (Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, “The Cosby Show”)—famous television dads we welcomed into our homes every week.
  • Mufasa (Lion King). He is not only a good King, but a great father to his son, Simba. He teaches Simba to be fair, patient and respectful to other animals.
  • John Adams and George H. W. Bush—two U.S.Presidents whose sons followed in their fathers’ famous presidential footsteps (John Quincy Adams and George W. Bush, respectively)

As we spend some special time with our fathers this Father’s Day, let us remember and celebrate those whose paternal contributions left an inspiring impression to be cherished forever.

“He carried us in his arms.  We carry him in our hearts.”

http://www.quotegarden.com/fathers.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States

http://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Robin_Milne

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_fathers_and_sons_have_been_elected_president_and_who_were_they

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Dad’s Resumé

by George Davis

Dad’s ResuméBorn a baby like me,
but grew into a man.
Became a planter –
sowing life into the Earth,
carefully pruning and
nurturing
providing the perfect balance
of love and care to ensure
a fruitful harvest.

With no formal instruction,
Dad became the world’s greatest Project Manager –
turning sugar-stained popsicle sticks
into log cabins for a full family of toothpicks.

An engineer –
he turned bunk beds into double decker buses,
that carried us to anywhere in the Universe.
It even came equipped with a custom horn
(that looked just like the pillows we slept on)
that we used to alert the natives when we arrived.

A trained physician –
Dr. Dad had the remedy
for everything!
He cured boredom,
stomach aches,
and runny noses.
Even when we came down with
frequent cases of the I-don’t-wanna-go-to-school’s,
he’d find a way to get us excited.

Believe it or not,
he was even a Captain.
Not just Captain of the Household,
but also the spaceship that we
built out of cardboard.
To this day, I’m still not sure where
he got a spaceship license from –
but, hey, he’s Dad!

He’s a magician,
motivational speaker,
and monster-in-the-closet slayer.

Superhero.

Friend.

Father.

Job(s) well done.

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