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Five Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day When You Can’t Be with Your Dad

As a Father I can tell  you I’m looking forward to spending some time with my kids this weekend and I’m fortunate because  they are home with me.

If you can’t be with your dad for Father’s Day this weekend, whether it’s due to coronavirus or because he’s no longer with us, here are some ways to still celebrate him:  Donate or volunteer your time to a charity he liked . . . visit a place he enjoyed or do something you two always did together . . . eat or drink his favorite food or beverage . . . and reach out to other dads in your life.

1.  Donate or volunteer your time to charity.  If there’s a cause or charity that your dad was always passionate about, make a donation or volunteer some of your time to it.

2.  Go to a place he liked or do something you always did together.  Like if your dad would always go to a particular park or restaurant . . . or if you used to go on bike rides together, make some time to do that this weekend.

3.  Enjoy his favorite food or beverage.  If there was a meal your dad would always make on the grill or a certain beer or wine he’d always drink, pay tribute by grilling up what he enjoyed or toasting to him.

4.  Create something in his memory.  Such as planting a tree or flowers in your yard or making a plaque you can put somewhere to revisit every Father’s Day.

5.  Reach out to other dad figures in your life.  Like if your mom has stepped up in place of your dad, call HER on Father’s Day.  Or reach out to other friends and family members who are dads and let them know you’re thinking of them. 


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