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  • Happy Father's Day 2012!!!

     

     

    From all of us at Charming Chick -- we would like to wish all the Dads, Step-Dads, Grandads, Papas, Uncles and any other man who spends quality time teaching and enriching the life of a child -- a VERY Happy Father's Day!!!!!

     

     

    In honor of Father's Day here are some quotes you can add to any cards you plan on giving...

     

     

     

    Blessed indeed is the man who hears
    many gentle voices call him father!

    ~Lydia M. Child

    The greatest gift I ever had
    Came from God; I call him Dad!
    ~Author Unknown

    A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed,
    and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
    ~ Billy Graham

    My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived,
    and let me watch him do it.
    ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

    By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,
    he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
    ~
    Charles Wadsworth

    I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong
    as the need for a father's protection.
    ~
    Sigmund Freud

    If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
    ~
    Bill Cosby

     

     


  • Top Christmas Gifts for Dad

     

     

    Gifts for dad...

     

    Dads are great, aren't they? You know they always have a lot of useful advice whether you ask for it -- or not. We do have to admit that it is pretty helpful most of the time. Dads really do know some very interesting things and that's awesome. That's why we love dads!!! So what sort of Christmas gifts do you get for the man who taught you how to ride your bike, change your oil and BBQ the heck out of a pork loin? Well, at Charming Chick we have a few gift ideas for dad that he is sure to love!

     

     

     

     

     

    This is one of the hottest gifts for dad this season. A Personalized Tool Gift Set is perfect for the grill master in your family. If you know a lot of brilliant barbecue chefs, then you can cross a lot of Christmas gifts off your list  -- father, grandfather, sons or friends will love this set. The set features a grilling spatula, two-pronged fork and easy grip tongs neatly packaged inside a custom polyester storing case, which can be embroidered on the polyester carrier pouch with up to three block initials in white, light grey, tan, black, red or blue thread.

     

     

     

    Christmas gifts that help people get organized for the New Year are always a great idea! This classy Black leather Engraved Money Clip Wallet is a great gift for dad! It is fashioned of genuine leather and  features a clear view ID window, multiple card slots on the inside and outside and leather covered magnetic clasp. It's sleek design makes it easy and comfortable to carry.   The personalization may be two styles: either a silver stamp on the clip or engraved on a silver plate that is attached to the wallet.

     

     

     

    The last of our top Christmas gifts for dad, is this  cozy Navy Blue Personalized Bath Wrap Robe.  This cotton velour wrap will give dad a spa experience every time he uses it and is secured with a velcro closure and fits waists 26 to 42 inches. You probably won't hear your dad say it but guys like to be pampered too and this wrap is a great way to do that.

     

    We have so many other great gifts for dad so be sure to look through our site. Remember, we offer a Christmas Delivery Guarantee so be sure to order by the specified deadline so you will receive your Christmas gifts in plenty of time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Baby Shower for the Dad-to-Be ~ By Guys for Guys!

     

    Oh yes -- you did read that right! Expectant dads deserve to have baby showers too! No, you don't have to sit around with your buds, munching on tiny triangular cucumber sandwiches. You don't have to spend your time playing games such as finish the baby rhyme, pass the dirty diaper, or name the baby food (unless of course you really want to). 

    No, the Father's Shower is not put together by wives, mothers -- or friends of your wife or mother. We are talking about a party for guys -- hosted by guys. Think bachelor party -- baby edition. A much tamer version of an old favorite.

    Invitations can include a note  --  requesting each guest to bring a favorite children's book and a card, which includes parenting advice for the Dad-to-be. Let guests know that if they bring these items they will be treated to some FREE beer -- if not, they should just BYOB or be left out in the cold! Trust me when I say, they will bring the items. Also, if a guest is coming who isn't a father himself yet, he is still asked to provide parenting advice. This usually gives those who are already dads, a nice chuckle!

    It's always great to have a little extra fun with the dad-to-be. Perhaps making him wear a neon green, yellow, blue or pink shirt that declares "Dads are Rad" can be entertaining. It also makes for some memorable photos. You never know, he may like it so much that he'll wear it to the hospital when the baby is born.

    As we stated earlier, you don't have to play the traditional baby shower games -- unless you want to. Instead, have a fierce jam session playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Now that's fun! If you - or one of the other guests - has a Wii, there are tons great games you all can play. For added fun you can place bets or hand out prizes to the winners such as; a free round of golf, a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, or a six-pack of exotic beer.

    Oh, and we can't forget the food! Skip the petit fours and order some spicy buffalo wings, deep dish pizza and anything fried. This is a special occasion after all. Throw caution - and your diet - to the wind, and enjoy!!! Put together a Superbowl spread and your guest of honor, will be mighty impressed!

    So what do you buy for the expectant dad? At Charming Chick we have several new and very masculine diaper bags that would make the perfect gift! Gag gifts can be hilarious and fun. You could also put together a "Daddy survival kit" which could include anything YOU think a dad should have on hand at all times -- extra wipes, diapers, pacifiers, burp clothes, ear plugs...wait! Did that say ear plugs? You bet it did! Have fun with it but include some really useful items in there as well. He'll be thanking you every time he has to reach for one of the items you included.

    Most of all have FUN!!!

  • Happy Father's Day!!!!!

    In honor of all of the WONDERFUL father's, daddys-to-be, grandfathers, step-dads, and all the other father figures who work so hard to nurture, love and support their children -- we will share some Father's Day trivia and quotes with you. Enjoy!

    Father's Day Facts 

     FACT: Moms got their special day before the Dad's did. Mother's Day was proclaimed a holiday in 1914 and became nationally recognized in 1924 but Father's Day didn't become an "official" holiday until 1972! However, Sonora Smart Dobson first proposed the idea of Father's Day in 1909. She came up with the concept of Father's Day in honor of her own Father - a civil war vet - who raised six children on his own. Sonora is also known as the "mother of Father's Day."

    FACT: The rose is designated as the official flower of Father's Day. You can wear a red rise to honor your dad -- but wear a white rose in memory of a father who has passed on.

    FACT: The Romans used to honor their Father's every February.

    FACT: An estimated 40% of Dads say they would take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their children.

      

    Father's Day Quotes 

    "Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." ~David Gottsman

    "To her the name of father, was another name for love." ~Fanny Fern

    "If the new American Father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right." ~Bill Cosby

    "A father is a man who expects his children to be a good as he meant to be."  ~Carol Coats

    "The most important thing a father can do for his children, is to love their mother." ~Henry Ward Beecher

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