Some special occasions just can’t stay put and Father’s Day is one of them! One year Father’s Day is on the 21st of June and the next year it’s on the 19th. When you decide to get married in June like we did, you never think about your anniversary falling at the same time as Father’s Day, and who would? I know I didn’t! Looking back now, I see why that date was mysteriously wide open.. As the happiest day of your life turns into the day you celebrate the man of your life for being a fantastic father, it may be hard to make both celebrations feel special.
These tips will help you make each celebration special for both of you:
Plan Ahead of Time
If you know that your anniversary is going to fall on Father’s Day, make sure you plan ahead of time. You don’t want to be saying Happy Father’s Day while forgetting to say happy anniversary. Make arrangements for both celebrations to be special.
Celebrate on Different Days
Father’s Day is always the 3rd Saturday of June. That means if Father’s Day falls on your anniversary, you have a whole weekend to celebrate both! Choose a different day to celebrate. Instead of trying to make both events happy on the same day, pick a day that works for everyone. You could even celebrate your anniversary a week early or later while celebrating Father’s Day the week of.
Go on Vacation as a Family
Kill two birds with one stone. A family vacation allows Dad relax and you both get a second honeymoon in the process. (thank me later). Everyone is happy even the kids. Taking a family vacation gives you all time to enjoy each other while also enjoying a little R&R and maybe sneaking in a little romance.
Remember to Get Separate Cards
Your anniversary and Father’s Day are both equally important. You celebrate your life together, but you also celebrate the wonderful father your husband has become and all of the Father’s in your life. There really is no way around it. Get a card for each occasion. Even if one of you has to open two cards, you want to recognize that both events are worth dedicating your time to.
Get a Gift for a Different Day
Father’s Day isn’t just about your husband being a father; it’s also about celebrating your own fathers. Many times a weekend just isn’t enough to celebrate both. Instead of making reservations on your anniversary, give the reservation gift the day of your anniversary, but schedule it for a different date. This shows you didn’t forget the anniversary, but you realize there’s just no way you can do both.
Do Something You Both Enjoy
Since the day is going to be about both of you, do something for each person. Get a couple’s massage, head on out to his favourite sports game, maybe a hike, and then finish your night off at a restaurant you both like. When it comes to marriage, there will always be compromises. Having your anniversary fall on Father’s Day every few years is a great reminder to practice compromising.
You don’t have to fret when holidays move around. Marriage is all about sacrifice, compromise, and loving each other no matter what. Communicate with each other about the circumstance and make both occasions special.
What ways do you make Father’s Day and your anniversary special when they fall on the same day?
I would love to know in the comments below!