How many socks are left in your dads sock draw from all your previous Christmasís presents. How many more ties can your mum fit onto the tie rail in his wardrobe. Donít you think itís about time you put a bit more thought into what you are going to buy him this Christmas. The Whisky you bought three years ago for him has long been drunk, but when you ask him if he remembers what you bought him, he doesnít have the first clue!
Itís very likely that he remembers the first step he saw you take, or the first time you called him dad. He probably even has a memory of the first picture you drew for him. Maybe he remembers teaching you how to ride a bike, and the pride he felt at finally letting it go and watching you ride off on your own, knowing you had grasped the technique. Maybe he remembers the day of your graduation at university, and being so proud because you did what he never got to. What do we really know about what our dads feel. Men often arenít able to articulate to their sons or their daughters what they feel at those memorable moments. It doesnít mean to say they donít feel anything, or that they donít deserve those memorable moments. If you had got a Personalised Whisky Bottle
from three years ago, perhaps it would be sitting somewhere in the lounge in a prominent position for everyone to see. Whenever he got told how good the whisky he had served up was, he could say it was a gift from his son or daughter. It doesnít have to be a bottle of whisky it could be a piece of silverware, or a Engraved Pen
, he pulls out of his jacket pocket. The thing is how will he ever forget what you get him this Christmas, especially if it says ďyouíre the best dad in the worldĒ. Try buying him a personalised gift this year and know that you are creating another memory for him, connecting him directly to you.
Date posted: 22/10/2009