My family is everything to me. They’re my home, my heart, and my happiness. I’m not sure how I was lucky enough to be given two of the greatest human beings as parents, but I couldn’t have asked for a better team to call my mom and dad. I always rave about my mom, but this post is about the #1 man in my life and how I am completely my father’s daughter. I was asked to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens campaign sponsored by Walgreens to show how a simple card can be the most meaningful gift for Father’s Day. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
I’ve always believed there’s no better way to express your feelings than to write them down. I love to share my love through words, so a handwritten card was the perfect personal touch. I spent over 30 minutes in the Hallmark section at Walgreens looking for the perfect card for my dad. Instead of leaving with one card, I walked out of there with two because I couldn’t just pick one! I found 2 different cards that covered two different sides of him – funny & sentimental.
The funny card I picked for him (at the end of this post) is the ideal Mike Rink card. But the sentimental card card I picked for my dad was simple with one line about celebrating him and plenty of blank space to write down all the reasons I love & appreciate him. Hallmark asked me to share a little bit about what I wrote, so Dad this one’s for you!
Thank you for teaching me to always work hard and go above and beyond
I’ve watched you run your own business since I was a little girl and work day in & out to give us the best life you possibly could. I might’ve inherited your perfectionist mindset and spitfire attitude, but those are qualities I’ve learned to embrace because I’ve watched them lead you to be the best, work the hardest, and achieve your goals in everything you do. Thank you for teaching me the value of hard work, and pushing me to be self-sufficient & independent.
My favorite thing about you is the way you make me laugh
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – you are the funniest person I know (and the funniest person you know). This is why I love being around you. Ever since I was little, you’ve joked and teased us and made sure the last thing we ever were was thin-skinned. Thank you for teaching me to laugh things off, because in this life I’ve learned that’s a very important skill. You can always lighten the mood, make everyone in the room laugh, and your ‘I don’t care what anyone thinks about me’ attitude is so great (but at times so embarrassing haha). Your Elton John karaoke performances, hobby of covering our house in rainbow LED lights whenever possible, teaching us to eat shredded cheese off the table like dogs, and the toss-up between who the better dancer was – you or Michael Jackson, are just a few reasons why you’re the funniest.
Thank you for celebrating my victories as if they were your own
I know I was the cheerleader in the family, but my entire life you’ve been mine. Every time before leaving for a competition you’d ask “gonna kick some butt?” and I’d roll my eyes at you.. but I made sure I did so I could come home and tell you. You’ve read every blog post and never let me forget that you’ve ‘liked’ every post on Instagram I’ve ever posted (and get mad at me when I’m not your first like). Dads like you are the reason their kids are happy and successful.
You are the ultimate planner, provider, and entertainer
Being a parents is a selfless thing and you have proved that my whole life by being our #1 travel agent. You’ve put so much time into creating family vacations that have given us so many awesome memories I will never forget. Putting your hard earned money into creating fun experiences for us is one more reason why you’re the best dad. Thank you for showing your love for us in so many ways. Thank you for being my friend, role model, teacher, guide, and father. You are the best man I know, I love you & Happy Father’s Day!
You can’t really find a better card for a man who loves bacon [almost] as much as he loves his kids. He’s always making me laugh, so I figured this would be a good way to return the favor. He loved both cards and our little photoshoot we did when I was home last weekend. The pictures of us in his office definitely needed a little update – my high school senior pics weren’t gonna cut it anymore.
Sometimes all your dad wants to hear is how much you love and appreciate him. Hallmark has the best selection of funny & heartfelt cards to give your dad this Father’s Day. Celebrate your father, father of your children, or father figure with a hand-selected Hallmark Signature card this Sunday.