Archive for June 15th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day 2009 (06/15)

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 15 : 06 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that since the 1950s, TV dads have wielded tremendous paternal influence over generations of American families?

Some of the most popular fathers to grace our sets have included Ward Cleaver, Mike Brady, Howard Cunningham and Everybody Loves Raymond’s Ray Barone.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on June 21st!

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(June 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Nature Photography Day

Monday, June 15th, 2009


Nature Photography Day
Promote nature photography as a unique art form that also contributes to the preservation of the environment.

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/21) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Howard Cunningham (1970′s/80′s)
Ever-jolly Howard Cunningham (played by Tom Bosley) was the Midwestern TV Dad on the 1950s-style comedy Happy Days (1974-1984). Howard earned his living by running the hardware store, but always managed to find time to solve the woes of his teenage kids. And he even played surrogate dad to son Richie’s rather wayward collection of friends.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

Holiday Invite: Father's Day on the Net

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Happy Father’s Day

 Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Father’s Day. Come celebrate with us as we honor our dear old dads.

At our special Father’s Day celebration, Father’s Day on the Net, you can learn all about the history of Father’s Day and then test your knowledge of father-related facts & figures. You might even get some inspiration on original ways to celebrate your dad by reading what the President (AKA Dad-in-Chief) has to say about fathers across America.

Or, if you are looking for ways to get your children involved in celebrating Father’s Day, you will definitely want to check out our collection of dad-inspired crafts and coloring pages. Plus, we have a flush list of gift suggestions, with options to fit any budget.

For a real Father’s Day treat, try winning the way to his heart with one of our super special daddy-friendly recipes. We have everything from sweet treats for breakfast to hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

Are you a fan of famous fathers? Whether it’s TV dads (everyone from Ward Cleaver to Tony Soprano) you like, or real-life celebrity dads you prefer (Brad Pitt, anyone?), we have you covered!

In America (and 53 other countries around the globe), Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 2009, we will be toasting our dear dads on June 21st. We look forward to seeing you in the coming days as we gear up for a most special celebration of fatherhood!

 

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

 

 

Our Favorite Celeb Dads – Favorite Crooner Dad

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Our Favorite Celeb Dads
From musicians to athletes to actors, join us as we countdown to Father’s Day with the hottest celebrity pops in the business. And we’ve even got a genuine super hero dad!

Favorite Crooner Dad: Tim McGraw
Country music star Tim McGraw says he used to be selfish and cared only about his career. Then he met wife Faith Hill, become a dad to three daughters, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey, and gained a whole new perspective on life.

“You go through all those motions of being successful,” Tim told Oprah Winfrey. “Then you meet somebody to fall in love [with] and then you have children. The way you relate to everything-the way that your country’s going, the way that your world’s going, how your kids are being educated, what your kids are thinking, what influences they have on them, what you think about your God-all that stuff changes.”

Raising well-grounded kids is so important to Tim and Faith that they only tour during the summer: “With three kids, and school, and Girl Scouts, gymnastics and softball and basketball, that’s why we only tour in summer. The rest of the year we’re just taxi drivers with a credit card,” Tim quipped to the Charleston Daily Mail.

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