Father’s Day: How to appreciate him from far away

No matter the reason, not being able to see your father on June 17 can be upsetting for both of you. But there are still some ways you can show him just how much you care, whatever the distance between you.

Father’s Day from a distance
Making a card for Father's Day

Read on to find some special ways you can share your love this Father’s Day.

Make him a handmade card

It may sound cheesy, but if you and your dad are far away from each other, a handmade card may be just the surprise he needs. It’ll be a sweet reminder of when you were little and spent hours creating the perfect card just for him. Take some time to think of all the wonderful or silly things he has done for you over the years, and work them into it. The care and attention that goes into making a card sure leaves more of an impression than an email.

Give him a call

Phoning your dad on Father’s Day is a simple way to remind him he’s in your thoughts. Give him a call to say thanks for all the work he did raising you. If he is a long way from other members of your family as well, try doing a conference call. Or better yet, see if you can all video-chat on Skype.

Send him a gift

Everyone loves mail, and a gift in the mail is even better! Sending your dad a thoughtful gift is a great way to say thanks from far away. And it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune! Look for an online store that offers free shipping, and send it out sooner than later so you don’t have to bother with the added fees of express post. Short on ideas? Try sending him a book you think he may like or a product he has mentioned in the past.

Arrange a movie date

Even if you are at opposite sides of the world, you can still enjoy watching the same movie at the same time and then sharing your thoughts. Simply rent a favourite flick or head to the movie theatre to catch something new. Pick a movie you both want to watch and a time at which you are both free. Call your dad before and after to talk about all the things you would say to each other if you were in the same place. It’s a great way to feel like you’re in the same location even from miles away.

Set up an alternative celebration

Just because the calendar dictates Father’s Day is June 17 doesn’t mean that’s your only option. If you know you’ll be seeing your dad at another time, consider celebrating then. You’ll be grateful for the opportunity to show him how much you care in person, and he’ll have something fun to look forward to. It’s a win-win!

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