Father's Day as celebrated these days is a relatively 'new' special day in the calendar - not much more than 100 years old. Originating in the US, there are conflicting accounts of its origin, but most seem to agree it came about when a Miss Sonora Smart Dodd (a devoted daughter who had been raised along with her 5 siblings by her father since her mother died in childbirth when Sonora was young) decided, whilst attending a Mothers Day sermon in her local church, that if Mothers had a special day to honour them, then Fathers should too! Sonora was inspired by the previous efforts made by Anna Jarvis to get an day to honour Mothers recognised and she campaigned vigorously to get 'Fathers Day' recognised as an official 'Day', getting support from presidents past and present and the YMCA among other bodies and was successful to the extent that since the first Fathers Day was celebrated in the US on June 19, 1910, it has become hugely popular and now widely celebrated, not only in the US, but in many other countries too.
Our Fathers Day special helium quality foil balloons are available in a choice of designs with a printed Fathers Day message - Happy Fathers Day, Happy Dads Day and All Star Dad to choose from. Gardening tools and equipment are a very popular choice for Fathers Day gifts - you will find a host to choose from in our Tools Category on site. Our brightly coloured cheery Fathers Day balloons make for a nice gift given on their own and also are perfect for tying to a presentation gift box or basket. All our foil balloons are manufactured in the UK, come with self sealing valve and eurohook and are supplied packaged and uninflated. Helium gas canisters are available separately from our main Balloons category on site.