He’s spent years cheering at your ball games, your swim meets, your band concerts, your piano recitals, and now he’s the person you go to when you need someone to listen and give sage advice. From your earliest memory, he’s made your birthday special, every single year. From the time he took you to adopt a puppy at the shelter, to the year you both faced your fears and went skydiving together, he’s the gentleman that makes every occasion, and every day, special.
If his birthday is coming up, and you’ve experienced so much together, though you still want to do everything to the same degree of fun, love, and enjoyment you always have. Here are a few ideas to give some thought to for the special man in your life:
Collect old photographs and items from your memorable experiences, and make a scrapbook or shadowbox together. You can easily print photographs directly from your phone these days, and collect old ticket stubs, playing cards, leaves, golf balls, the program from your piano recital, the numbers from that old baseball uniform and more. The options are endless – anything that is small enough to fit in a scrapbook or shadowbox can be your inspiration.
Take him to a sporting event. There’s nothing more wholesome than enjoying a family outing to watch a baseball game, or basketball game. This can be a professional league, or a local high school team, it’s all the same fun to cheer on a team!
If you’re separated by distance on his special day, sending ecards is a personalized and heartfelt way to let him know you’re thinking about him on his birthday! These can be customized from a bank of near endless choices, to bring a smile to his face.Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free
Treat him like a tourist in his hometown. Wherever he lives, he might be the most popular man in town, or may not get out of his routine much, there’s always something new to see and experience. New restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and other activities are commonly overlooked by locals, and appreciated by visitors and tourists alike. Act like tourists for a day and do something you normally wouldn’t, or eat somewhere out of your normal routine of restaurants!
Whatever you do to celebrate your dad’s, or grandpa’s birthday this year, it’ll be special and memorable. Creating memories and experiences with loved ones is scientifically, and simply good for our health.
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