Okay, so with our Relay for Life last weekend and our abrupt move from school to our summer pre-team schedule, I admit, I’m a bit behind the eight-ball.
So Maddy, Owen, and Cora’s Father’s Day gifts for their incredible, amazing, smart, funny, charming, patient, and overall completely awesome father came with (shhhh!) only a little bit of advance-planning.
But I do think he had a super day yesterday, and from the looks of his gift, he’s got a great year ahead. . .
- Father’s Day Ticket Book: I remember making these for my own dad way back when, and we were always so excited when he “cashed in” his tickets. Although now that I think about it, I’m willing to bet he’s still got a few un-cashed tickets from us deep inside his dresser drawers.
Maddy, Owen, Cora, and I brainstormed the list of ideas for their dad’s Father’s Day Ticket Book. Then I typed the ideas onto cards, printed them on cardstock, and cut them out.some of the cards from our Father’s Day Ticket Book
I punched a hole in the top left corner of each card, cut out a bright green cover, and then the kids signed their names on the back. I used a metal book ring to hold the book together. (I really, really love these rings. . . )
Each card said, This ticket is good for. . . on the top, with things that we knew my husband would like beneath:
- a trip to the dog park;
- breakfast out with Maddy/ Owen/ Cora;
- coffee and newspaper in bed;
- a big hug;
- a bucket of golf balls. . .
Because it’s been nearly impossible to find one (and I admit I started my search a bit too late), we also added a US Team World Cup shirt on one of the blank cards.
Our Father’s Day Ticket Book is here to download as a pdf if you care to make your own.
I think it’s a great gift for a birthday or any holiday, really. Add a few drawings for each picture, and it’s really special. Now let’s just hope that the dads out there will remember to use his tickets!
With home-made cards, breakfast in bed, and an afternoon spent watching soccer and hanging out with his fantastic family, it was a pretty darn good Father’s Day if I do say so myself.