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Father’s Day Gifts

Perhaps you are well aware that Father’s Day (September 7) is drawing closer and it is only fair to give your old man something for the efforts of bringing you up. Usually, it is the mothers who get flowers and nicely-packed gifts, so getting something for dad on his special day will be a great way to show him your feelings, gratitude and acknowledgment. If you are having doubts about the nature of the gift, however, some of the options below may draw your attention – all of them can be customised to remind your dad of a great moment you had together.

To start with, you can choose from a variety of cufflinks and pendants available in our online store. Both options are available in a variety of forms and sizes, so make sure you check out all the categories and find the one your dad likes the most. In the case of the cufflinks, they can be oval or square. As for the pendants, they come in various forms, including ID tags, ovals and rectangles, as well as square and round pendants.

If you have decided to go for a pendant, you will need to carefully select the material it is made of. The options you have are stainless steel (it won’t change its colour and doesn’t look too shiny), gold plated (it is affordable and looks very stylish), sterling silver (an elegant version that won’t draw too much attention) or 9ct white or yellow gold (it will perfectly match with a gold bracelet or ring). Once you have decided your choice of material, you can then look to customise the gift.

The good news is that both the pendant and the cufflinks can be customised with an image and text. Therefore, pick a great picture of you and your dad enjoying the company of each other and add a text message that will express how special he is to you. If one image is not enough, you can add a second one on the back of the pendant or etch different images on each of the cufflinks. Make sure you choose the picture carefully – your dad will have this precious moment in front of his eyes whenever he wears them!

If you can’t decide which item to choose – the pendent or the cufflinks, you can do well to combine them and create a matching set. As for the pendant, you can request a key chain added to it before dispatching, and for the stainless steel models we can offer a corresponding ball or curb chain, so that your dad will be able to wear it around his neck. All our items can be giftwrapped, so you don’t need to worry about wrapped them yourself.

Remember that you need to place your order very soon if you want the item to arrive on time. If you have already made up your mind and would like to make your dad happy on September 7, visit our website now and choose from the many different options described above. All our gifts offer free shipping in Australia, so all you need to do to create another special memory for you and your dad is choose, customise and order – we will take care of the rest!

Father’s Day – 5 Things We Love About Dads

At Etched In Memories we hear many fabulous stories about dad and how special dads in general can be – for many reasons. There are a few reasons however which keep cropping up over and over (much to our surprise) and we thought we would share these with you.

1. Dad Jokes

Dads in general seem to be known for their bad sense of humour or humour which is often at the expense or embarrassment of the child (regardless of their age). Even though this is the case, for the most part – the kids seem to love their dad because or even in spite of it. They may outwardly cringe at the jokes dad makes but without them – well it just wouldn’t be the dad they know and love.

2. Protective Dads

This one is particularly true when it comes to daddy’s little girl; what girl hasn’t heard their dad make a joke about how dad has to approve of the new boyfriend beforehand or how the men have to get daddy’s permission before he wants to marry his little princess. Again cringeworthy especially as the daughter enters the dating stage but for the most part dad is especially loved because we know how much he cares. And for that we are grateful.

3. Rough and Tumble Games

When mum is away, let the games begin. Dads have a special way of allowing kids to be kids and connect with them in a way which is special and memorable. Mums might not like it but children enjoy the rough and tumble play on the floor and enjoy the thrill of the chase as dad comes barrelling down on them. And as for those tickle spots…look out!

4. Dad’s Meals

Many of you love dad for their cooking ability – and we are not talking the well balanced healthy meals that mum opts for. You guys love dad for their pancake and eggs and bacon ability – the meals that seem to create a strong and delicious bond between father and child. And seconds are always available if dad is cooking.

5. Dad’s Dress Sense

Remember when dad wore that outfit that was just totally embarrassing and even today it makes you shake your head in horror. But if you think about it long enough a smile will soon develop on your face when you remember dear old dad in ‘that outfit’. We love our dads “just because” – not because he is a trendsetter or even remotely cool (oh how we wished!).

Maybe not your top 5 list – but dads have a unique way of entering our hearts and heads without really trying. Do you have a special or memorable story about your dad?

Father by Edgar A. Guest (1909)

I remember when, as a child, we used to tell each other stories about our fathers and their quirky habits.  We’d laugh at what other children’s fathers would do or say, thinking them very strange indeed.  My father didn’t do that and surely my father knew what fathers should be like.  Why weren’t the other dads like him?

Now that I am an adult and I look back to those days and replay the conversations in my mind I laugh to myself at our innocence.

I found this poem about a particular father and it made me laugh as it brought back memories of those conversations of long ago.  There is an element of truth in it for many fathers, I think.

My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.

My father, in a day or two
Could land big thieves in jail;
There’s nothing that he cannot do,
He knows no word like “fail.”
“Our confidence” he would restore,
Of that there is no doubt;
But if there is a chair to mend,
We have to send it out.

All public questions that arise,
He settles on the spot;
He waits not till the tumult dies,
But grabs it while it’s hot.
In matters of finance he can
Tell Congress what to do;
But, O, he finds it hard to meet
His bills as they fall due.

It almost makes him sick to read
The things law-makers say;
Why, father’s just the man they need,
He never goes astray.
All wars he’d very quickly end,
As fast as I can write it;
But when a neighbor starts a fuss,
’Tis mother has to fight it.

In conversation father can
Do many wondrous things;
He’s built upon a wiser plan
Than presidents or kings.
He knows the ins and outs of each
And every deep transaction;
We look to him for theories,
But look to ma for action.

(http://poetry.about.com/od/poems/l/blguestfather.htm)

5 Reasons Fathers Are Special

1.  Who else will throw you in the air and catch you again while your mother covers her eyes and cries out “oh be careful…”?

2.  Who else will give your boyfriend or girlfriend the intimidating silent stare that means “Don’t you DARE hurt my child”?

3.  Who else just has to appear in the background to make bullies slink away with their tails between their legs?

4.  Who else tells those silly jokes that make you roll your eyes and groan?

5.  Who else gave you that amazing sense of strength and security as you were growing up – the one that made you feel so safe?

We could go on and on because there are many reasons that fathers are so special.

Father’s Day is coming up soon.  When you feel too tired to bother finding him a special gift, just remember the happy childhood he gave you and make the effort.  These cufflinks would be perfect.

He will love you whether or not you give him a gift but wouldn’t it be lovely to see the smile of delight on his face?

Father’s Day Ahead

It is only a couple of weeks until Father’s Day.  Have you placed your order yet?  There is still time to order and personalise a gift from our range that he will treasure forever.

He deserves a special gift, after all.  Dads play a special role in our lives and it’s one that sometimes goes unacknowledged.   There is nothing that can replace that special male role model, is there?  For sons they show what it is to be a man.  For daughters they set the standard for their future life partner.  Those are seriously big shoes to fill.

We make a big noise about Mother’s Day but Father’s Day seems to slip by without the big fanfare which is disappointing.  They deserve every bit of respect, love and pampering that mums do.  OK, perhaps they’d prefer to watch the footy in peace instead of the pampering, but you know what I mean.

Men don’t usually show their feelings like women do but you know that he lives for you.  Everything he has done in life has been for you.  He’s given you everything that he could to make your life easier.  He won’t tell you about it; he just does it.  He loves you very much.

Make sure that your dad knows how much you love him, too.

Father’s Day is Coming

If you asked a father what they wanted for Father’s Day you would get a wide variety of answers, with everything from a new CD to an Aston Martin Vanquish. But a lot of dads would also be happy to simply spend some time with their family, enjoying Father’s Day lunch or a BBQ dinner (and beer of course!).

And don’t forget that dads can be sentimental too. After all, whether it is his first Father’s Day or his 50th, it is a day to remember and worthy of a celebration for being a father or Grandfather. It is a day when dads can feel special, honoured and thanked for just being “dad”.

Surprisingly, Father’s Day has only been around for just over 100 years. It originated in Washington in 1909 and was inspired by Mother’s Day.

Father’s Day is celebrated on a range of different dates around the world and usually involves giving gifts to fathers and grandfathers – celebrating with a special meal or other family-orientated activities. In fact, there are 24 different dates for Father’s Day around the world – that is an average of two Father’s Days a month (that’s a lot of breakfasts in bed!)

Most countries in the world celebrate it on the 3rd Sunday in June. Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are the only countries that celebrate it on the first Sunday in September.

So be prepared and don’t forget to spoil your Dad this Father’s Day!

Testimonials – August 2010

Some lovely gifts were purchased for the dads out there for Father’s Day this year.  Thanks for the feedback and we are glad you all loved the products you purchased.

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I was extremely happy with the pendant.  I loved the final product, wonderfully etched fine details from the photo of my four children, a lovely keepsake to remember them when they were small.

Elizabeth

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Friendly, speedy, and pleasant to deal with. Very accomodating. Big Smiles

Ann

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Thank you very much for your prompt service received key ring yesterday and think it looks really nice, will be a wonderful fathers day gift.

Samantha

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I have received the pendent and I love it. The service and communication between customer was excellent.

Annabella
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Fathers Day Packages

Sterling Silver Package (includes *Free* Leather Look Necklace)   … $99.95 … BUY NOW

Bookmark Package (includes *Free* Bookmark attachment)         … $35.00 … BUY NOW

Specials not valid in conjunction with any other offer and prices valid until 7 September 2008.

My Favourite Top 10 Quotes for Fathers Day

1. Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~ Lydia M. Child

2. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ~ Charles Wadsworth

3. It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~ William Shakespeare

4. Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honour that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be. ~ Kent Nerburn

5. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~ Johann Schiller

6. He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

7. My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~ Harmon Killebrew

8. A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house. ~ Paul Lewis

9. A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. ~ Marlene Dietrich

10. A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez