On July 19 of 1910, the governor of Washington, proclaimed the nation's first "Father's Day". However, it was not until 1972 that the day became an official holiday in the United States. This was after we had be already celebrating Mother's Day for 58 years!
In the 1920s and 1930's many tried to scrap the idea of a Mother's Day and a Father's Day suggesting that there should just be one holiday - a "Parent's Day". Then the great despression came, and many struggling retailers and advertisers doubled their efforts to support Father's Day by promoting neckties, hats, socks and tobacco and sporting goods. When WWII began, advertisers argued that celebrating Father's Day was a way to honor the troops and support the war efforts. By the end of the WWII Father's Day had become a national institution.
Finally, in 1972 Richard Nixon signed a proclamation that at last made Father's Day a national holiday.
Happy Father's Day to ALL of the Father's out there! Here is the card I created for my Father!
I used the sketch from Retro Sketches for my card and paper from Later Sk8r. The "Happy Father's Day" was cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
To add a little texture to the plain Outdoor Denim cardstock base, I used a texture stamp from the Universal Background stamp set. I scissored distressed the edges of the paper and cardstock to give it a rough look.
Recipe 5x7 Card
Later Sk8r Paper
Universal Background (D1477)
Color Ready Wooden Trinket Shapes (Z1844)
Bakers Twine - Mini Medley Accents Wooden Collection (Z1837)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge - (Z1790)