On Celebrating My Husband This Father’s Day

Consideration provided by Hallmark at Walgreens.

I’ve heard that holidays are grief triggers.  And I didn’t think that I’d be able to approach Father’s Day content this year until one of my close friends gave me solid advice on managing the holiday without my own. Simply put: “celebrate your husband unlike you ever have.”

My goodness, am I lucky that there is so much to celebrate in the father that my husband is.  Highly creative and incredibly fun –  he is so deserving of our recognition and collective gratitude.

I’ve learned that thoughtful preparations can be therapeutic.  I try to avoid approaching things in a frazzled rush and depend on my go-to places to add a layer of ease to my life.  So off I went to my local Walgreens, well in advance of Father’s Day to pick out cards, re-stock on art supplies and have a handle on our plans.  I brought the kids along and tried to keep my cool – as little (and eager!) hands sifted through the neatly stocked card section.


The kids were so excited to select a card for their Dad (for I think the first time ever?).  Who knew that choosing your own card could be so thrilling (and make you feel so important all at once!)? Throw in a 3-D Darth Vader design from Hallmark’s Signature collection – and the kiddos had found perfection.


Armed with Fresh watercolors back at home – the children added their creative touches to the card and worked on homemade masterpieces.  I know just how much our great guy will treasure his hand-painted + decoupaged shells, built on memories of collecting them at our local beach.  And the hand-picked card will carry special meaning and memories, long after the day has passed.


Watching my husband as a father is indeed one of my favorite things ever.


We’re so lucky that we get to celebrate him, and all that his is to us.

Thank you to our sponsor, Hallmark at Walgreens.