A Bouquet for Dad

First of all, happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there. I was blessed with two (my real dad and my stepdad, who I lived with full time as he was married to my mom). My children are equally blessed with their dad; I couldn’t ask for a better father for them.

I saw this idea on Friday and knew it was perfect for the hubs this year.

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He needed new socks, and since socks aren’t a very “fun” gift, I decided we should at least present them in a creative way. Before we went shopping, I showed Seahawk and Munchkin the picture of the bouquet so they wouldn’t be “bummed” about offering a practical gift. My plan worked; they were super jazzed to help pick out the socks and then to roll them into roses and arrange them into a vase (well, mason jar) when we got home.

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We used a paper grocery bag to cover the gift since it wasn’t really something that lended itself to wrapping very easily. When hubs revealed his gift yesterday morning, his reaction was priceless. He’d never received socks in such a creative way before. He’s even decided to leave them wrapped up as roses except as needed, so we’ll have the “beautiful flowers” around for at least 10 days (I found a great deal on a 10-pack of men’s socks).

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I hope your fathers and children’s fathers had a blessed day as well.

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–Wendy

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6 thoughts on “A Bouquet for Dad

  1. sparkledamnu 06/17/2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    That has got to be the cutest idea I’ve ever seen!!! The last picture is too cute for words!!! He is simply precious!!! I’d like to hug those chubby cheeks thru the screen!!!!

    • wendy 06/17/2013 at 3:08 pm Reply

      Thank you, Elaine :). it was pretty fun to make too! hubby took that last picture yesterday afternoon; he has an awesome artistic eye. his photos are always amazing.

  2. Sanz 06/17/2013 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Okay, this makes me think of my childhood! I always remember asking my mom what I could get my dad for Christmas, birthday, Father’s day…and she would say SOCKS every single time! This is such a cute idea to give a not so cute gift!! πŸ™‚

    • wendy 06/18/2013 at 10:24 am Reply

      it’s crazy how difficult dads are to choose gifts for, no matter whose dad they are… glad I could provide some nostalgia for you πŸ™‚

  3. sanz 06/18/2013 at 6:37 am Reply

    And one more thing…now when my mom asks what my kids need, I always say socks too. πŸ™‚

    • wendy 06/18/2013 at 10:25 am Reply

      payback is sweet! lol. but seriously, I always tell my mom shoes & socks for my kids too. it’s insanely annoying how easily kid socks seem to get lost.

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