Tag: Gifts for Men

The Journey Begins…Anew

It is the end of the school year … time for a chapter to close and a new one to begin. Graduation. It is a new road to travel. Some may be headed to college, some to a job. Many will stay close to home. Others will travel far.

It is hard to imagine what the new day will bring. It is truly the first day of the rest of their life. But, they are not starting on their first day of the rest of their life without having all the steps that led to this day. Graduation is a sign of success. A celebration of all the previous years of successfully moving forward. Family, teachers, and friends have all contributed in these steps. Many will continue to travel the road ahead with them. Fortunately, for most graduates, no matter how far they travel, they are only a click away for advice, encouragement. Today’s technology will help them to remember they are supported and loved. Loved ones will reach out and remind them of their roots and how far they have come if they are ever in doubt.

Celebration of an end of a chapter is in essence a celebration of the next. A gift from you will remind them of who they are, and who is there for them each time they look at it. A great way to celebrate your graduate and all of their achievements is with a personalized gift from GailsPersonalizedGifts.com.

Mark their success and give a lasting gift. What gift from you will remind them of how far they have come on their road to success? Duffel bags are a great idea. Toiletries bags are great for the student that travels. What about personalizing their room at home, dorm or apartment with a Wood Monogram! And Stadium and Concert Totes are a great idea for your coed’s outings. And of course the Clear Zip Purses in their School Colors are allowed anywhere too. All are available (and much, much more) at Gail’s Personalized Gifts. Can’t decide? Give a Gail’s Personalized Gift Certificate. Let Gail help you get that special graduate a unique and personalized gift.

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It is time to continue the journey.

Blog by RBGreenDesigns.Com2019

A Father By Any Name


There are so many origin theories to the beginning of Father’s Day, as many as five different ones in the USA alone.   One origin even dates back to 4,000 years ago in Babylon.  A clay tablet was found depicting a note to a father from his young son named Elmesu.  The tablet is believed to be the oldest reference to celebrating a father.  He wished his father good health and a long life.

A well-documented theory for modern-day celebrations is believed to have begun from a labor of love of Sonora Dodd.  She began working on her idea for the celebration of fathers after listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.  Her mother had died in childbirth when she was 16 and her father raised her and her five siblings.  Thanks to her effort and working alongside the YMCA, Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910 in Spokane.  Other versions are also credited, however, it was not until President Coolidge supported the idea in 1924 that it began to take hold.  He said it was a way to,  “establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations”.  In 1966, over forty years later, President Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.  In 1972 President Nixon established it as a permanent holiday

On March 19th, many countries that are predominately Catholic celebrate fathers on St. Joseph’s Day.  All over the world countries have added a secular version of celebrating father figures and pay tribute to them.  The celebration dates are as varied as the countries… from New Zealand to Argentina, Belgium to Brazil, Germany to Japan, Australia, Norway, France and India, all honor the special men in our lives.

Whatever the theory, wherever they are, fathers are celebrated each year.  Father, Dad, Daddy, Papa, Papi … so many names.  There is no single description of what a father means either.  In everyone’s life he is someone different.  Some are biological; some are generational, like a grandfather or uncle.  Everyone has that special male role model that they could lean on.  Whether a mentor, a supporter, a teacher, a father or like a father, you want to celebrate them.  Some are strong and leaders; some are quiet yet supportive.  Some are always there in the background.  For many of us there is no way to state all that a father is to us.  Sometimes you can only say thank you.

As Father’s Day approaches, reach out, say thank you, I love you.  Let us customize that special gift for that special man in your life this Father’s Day!  Click on the link below to search for that great personalized gift for that special father figure in your life.  Our “Gifts for Him” is sure to have something to make his day.

(Art and blog, R. B. Green ©2018