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Father’s Day History & Facts

07 Jun

We all know that Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday in June in many countries around the world. We know it’s a perfect occasion to honor fathers, husbands and father figures but is there anything more to the holiday? What do we ACTUALLY know about this wonderful day honoring the most important men in our lives?

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Father’s Day History Facts:

  • The person who invented the concept of Father’s Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington whose mom died in childbirth and her father had raised his six children all by himself. Dodd was at a church service thinking about how grateful she was for her father when she came up with an idea of celebrating Father’s Day, which would be similar to Mother’s Day but celebrated in June – her dad’s birthday month.
  • Originally Dodd named the holiday Fathers’ Day (in plural possessive form), because it was “a day belonging to all fathers.” Somewhere along the way, the punctuation was changed and the holiday is now known as “Father’s Day” (in singular possessive form).
  • Father’s Day is the fourth biggest day for sending greeting cards, after Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Greeting cards make up the number one gift item for fathers on this day.
  • More than one third of Father’s Day cards are funny in nature.
  • Rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose on your clothes signifies a living father, while white one represents deceased father.
  • One of the most common Father’s Day gifts associated with the holiday comprises of a necktie, followed by flowers.
  • Female shoppers spend approximately 50% more than men on gifts for their dad.

 

Father’s Day in numbers:

  • The first Father’s Day celebration was on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
  • It wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became an official national holiday in U.S. when president Nixon signed it into law.
  • Now Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in over 50 countries around the world.
  • There are over 70.1 million dads in the U.S. About a third of them are married with kids under 18.
  • More than 214,000 American men are stay-at-home dads.
  • 2 million fathers are single.
  • The world’s oldest father is an Indian former wrestler and farmer Ramjit Raghav who has been claimed to have his first child with his wife at age 94.
  • The world’s youngest father is an 11-year-old boy from Auckland, New Zealand, who has had a child with the 36-year-old mother of his school friend.
  • The most prolific father of all time is the last Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, Mulai Ismail (1646-1727). In 1703 he had at least 342 daughters and 525 sons and by 1721 he was reputed to have 700 male descendents.

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Unusual Father’s Day Celebration Around the world:

  • In Thailand Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day as the birthday of the King, beloved by all Thai people. Thais celebrate the holiday by giving their father or grandfather a Canna flower, which is considered to be a masculine flower in Thailand. There is also a tradition of wearing yellow on this day (the official color of King’s birthday).
  • Father’s day in Argentina is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. However there have been many unsuccessful attempts to change the date to August 24th when the first child of Jose de San Martin, the “Father of the Nation”, was born.
  • In Denmark Father’s Day is celebrated on June 5th. It coincides with Constitution Day, which is a public holiday celebrating the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849.
  • Father’s Day in Germany also referred to as “Gentlemen’s day” is annually celebrated on Ascension Day which is the Thursday forty days after Easter. Traditionally, men celebrate it together by drinking lots of alcohol and pulling a wagon around town.

 

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Wine Gift to Santiago, Chile

27 May

Best company to deal with for overseas Gift Baskets!

Fist of all, the web site is so easy to use. The selection of gift baskets is excellent. Payment by Pay Pal makes it very safe. The communication is first class. The fact the company contacted our friend and made sure, that firstly it was the correct address, secondly made sure our friend would be home to receive the Gift Basket. The gift Basket was of very good quality, and our friend Loved it. Then we where notified the basket was delivered.
We would recommend Gift Baskets Overseas to everyone.

Steve Yates

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Gourmet Basket to Barcelona, Spain

25 May

Let the favorite foodie in your life know how much you care about them by sending a little feast in a big hamper filled with the most delicious goodies. The gourmet assortment includes the whole range of exquisite flavors. Especially for the cheese lovers we’ve included some world’s best cheeses from creamy decadent to sharp and pungent. There’s also a selection of snacks that perfectly goes together including gourmet crackers, savory green olives, pickled cucumbers, and more. As a perfect pairing to gourmet treats there’s a bottle of dry white wine. Thank an employee for their hard work, contribute a delicious cheese plate to a holiday dinner, or welcome a friend to their new home with a flavorful gift basket to Spain that is sure to become your recipient’s favorite.

 

Gift Basket to The Hague, Netherlands

24 May

There are times when you need to celebrate a significant occasion in the life of your loved one, friend or business associate who are far away but you are not quite sure how to make it all work. Especially for situations like this we offer a gift delivery service that will deliver your surprise to the recipient anywhere in the world in the matter of just a few days or even hours. Our local couriers will make sure your gift to Netherlands arrives on time and in excellent condition. If you ordered flowers they will be delivered fresh in a beautiful gift wrap depending on the occasion. Gift baskets will include only superior quality alcohol, delicious gourmet treats and ripe fruits.

 

Flowers to Taganrog, Russia

23 May

 

“My online order was placed on 21 April 2016 at 19:00 MDT. The flowers were delivered to my friend in Russia at approximately 14:30 local time in Taganrog, Russian Federation. Amazingly quick! The recipient said the red roses were fresh and beautiful, and were delivered to her workplace without any problems. A special thank you is extended to Catalina Adams for her timely follow-up telephone call to confirm the order details. You can be assured I will use your company in the future. You made two people very happy!

Pete Warren

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[Infographic] A Guide to Filipino Culture & Traditions

23 May

The Philippines have a rich culture steeped with 1,000’s of years of history and traditions.  The infographic below will help you learn about this vibrant nation, their beliefs and even discover some of their mythological creatures.  If you continue to scroll down the page, you’ll be able to add your own favorite Filipino customs and facts in the comments section.

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GBO & NBCF Extend Gifts Against Breast Cancer

20 May

GiftBasketsOverseas.com continues to raise money for National Breast Cancer Foundation with pink ribbon gifts sold through June, 2016

ARLINGTON, Mass., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com (GBO), the experts in international gift delivery, announced that it will be continuing its Gifts Against Breast Cancer campaign with National Breast Cancer Foundation.  GBO will continue to sell its exclusive selection of gifts marked with the pink ribbon through the end of June. Additionally, customers now have an even larger selection of gifts to choose from, for delivery in more than 200 countries. For each gift sold, GBO will donate 10% of the retail price to NBCF to support services for breast cancer education, early detection, and education.

NBCF strives to battle breast cancer with programs that include the National Mammography Program (NMP) – which provides free diagnostic services; Beyond The Shock® (BTS) – NBCF’s global guide to facts about breast cancer on the web; and Early Detection Plan (EDP) – an interactive tool that organizes a patient’s breast health action plan. NBCF insists on working with facilities capable of providing patient care when diagnostic services finds a need. NBCF also partners with top scientists and hospitals around the world to find the cure.

Customers will find the expanded selection of pink ribbon gifts suitable for any occasion. With baskets that include fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, fine wines, and more, GBO CEO Dmitriy Peregudov hopes customers will take the opportunity to tie the charitable donation to birthday gifts and corporate gifts throughout the summer.

“We were thrilled to see our customers support this cause through the holiday, and while the Mother’s Day portion of the campaign has been successful, we’re not satisfied just yet,” says Mr. Peregudov. “Too many people still suffer from breast cancer, and we want an end to that in our lifetime. As long as the response is good, who are we take such a generous opportunity from our customers who want to make a difference too?”

This hands-on approach and willingness to adapt to customers’ desires follows GiftBasketsOverseas.com’s long-standing culture of flexibility, as well as its method for making company changes based on providing a customer-centric experience, accessibility, and ease-of-use in the shopping experience.

About National Breast Care Foundation, Inc.

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 12 years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

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GiftBasketsOverseas.com is an A-ranked, BBB-accredited company based in the United States that specializes in delivering superior quality gifts to over 200 countries.  GBO strives to provide online ordering convenience, excellent multilingual customer service 24 X 7, and secure payment options. Learn more at www.GiftBasketsOverseas.com, like GBO on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter

 

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Founder Message

18 May

Want to have a better idea how Gift Baskets Overseas provides exceptionally fast and reliable gift delivery service anywhere in the world? The company’s Founder and Chief Gift Officer takes us behind the scenes of the business and explains the service benefits for corporate and personal gift senders in 200 countries Worldwide.

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Flower Basket to Reykjavik, Iceland

17 May

Is there a way to send your special someone a message from far away that will warm their heart and make them feel your love and support from miles away? We say there is. And it’s even more valuable when sent as a surprise to your recipient in another city or country. They’ll come back from work to a stunning flower basket with red fragrant roses sparkling amongst snow white baby breath and bright greenery. The flowers are delivered in a wicker hamper that is not only stylish but also reusable so they can enjoy it as a keepsake for years to come. To make your gift to Iceland even more special customize it with a bottle of their favorite wine or a yummy treat. Gourmet chocolate, cakes and fruit baskets are always the favorites.

 

Gourmet Basket to Seoul, South Korea

16 May

This company has shown me for the second time, that is the one you can trust the most when it comes to sending gifts around the world.
I hired them twice (sending to South Korea), and both times I was more than satisfied.
Always the best! I will come back to them for sure!

Jorge Villar

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