Sunday, 9 June 2013

10 Fascinating Facts About Father's Day...

  1. According to statistics the most common and popular gifts for Father's Day are a necktie and flowers.
  2. Despite all the popular gifts a rose is the official gift for Father's Day... a red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.
  3. The world's oldest father was an Indian farmer named Nanu Ram Jogi who fathered his 21st child at the grand old age of 90 years, in year 2007.
  4. The word "Dad" originated in the 16th century... it might have got its origin from the Welsh word ‘tad’ (father) that later got altered to dad. The word ‘father’ is basically derived from the Old English word - ‘foeder’.
  5. Only 50% of all Father's Day cards are purchased for Dads.... 20% will be for husbands and the rest for grandfathers, uncles, brothers, sons etc.
  6. In the UK 7 million Father's Day cards are sent each year, compared to 13 million Mother's Day cards.
  7. Aside from a greeting card the necktie is the most popular of all father's day gifts and a whopping £198 million will be spent on DIY gifts.
  8. The average age of a first-time father in the UK is 32 but only ten per cent of  babies are born to a father over 40, and a mere 1% to a father over 50.
  9. Research has found that on average we Brits spend £27.37 on cards and treats for our Mum, while fathers warrant a spending total ofj ust £14.45.
  10. When asked over 52% of Father's said they would like to receive a hand written card and most said they're ideal present would simply be a day out with the famiy.

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