Father's Day falls a month after Mother's Day and it can often feel like a "second-class" holiday. There are fewer flowers and less advertising for jewelry and special brunches. You may hear ads for steaks or tool sets, but those are hardly sentimental items. Men can also be harder to buy for than women. My own dad, for example, doesn't really want any more objects, but he loves a good card and some one-on-one time with me. That's why I always take my time to pick out the right greeting, such as one of the sentimental Father's Day cards in this list.
This year, I might choose the first one because its message is dead-on: I'm in my mid-30s and still need my dad almost every day. Inside, I'd list all the times he's come through for me in the past year (I'd run out of room if I tried to cover my entire life). From listening to my career or interpersonal laments and providing sound counsel, to mowing my lawn in a pinch and helping with his grandchildren, my dad is often the first call I make when I need help. If this describes your father as well, you're sure to find the perfect card from this list that will make both of you feel mushy inside. There are also options for grandfathers, stepfathers, dads of little kids, and male role models who are "like a dad" to you. So order your favorites, get out your best pen, and get busy honoring the great dads in your life.