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Father’s Day!

Easy, handmade Father's Day tie cards.
Easy, handmade Father’s Day tie cards.

Today is the day to celebrate the male factor in the propagation of our species — fathers, dads, papas, grandfathers and uncles!

This year, we used this card template from Disney and I have to say that this craft is a keeper. It is so easy and it comes out perfectly, just like the picture. I would print, pin or bookmark this one.

The steps are so simple, just fold the paper in half, make two slits and two more folds and voila you are done! My children then cut out tie shapes of their own choosing and helped me glue it all down.

For fun, on the inside, we did a sort of Jib-Jab artwork where we took a headshot from a recent photo and let the children draw in the body.

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We packed it all off with a DVD of my daughter’s preschool performance and some handmade artwork.

Father's Day presents with a personal touch.
Father’s Day presents with a personal touch.

This Father’s Day has been bittersweet for us as one of our dear neighbors, a tremendous father, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. His death has forced us all to take extra time today to remember and appreciate the men in our lives. Fathers make such a difference.

How are you celebrating Father’s Day?