No greeting card historian has yet found the missing link to prove it, but some believe the claim that the “Pop” of Father’s Day inspired the first true Pop-up cards, ignoring that some rudimentary form of it first appeared in Victorian Valentine’s Day cards.
One thing is for sure, however. It was one grown-up little girl from Spokane, Washington who determined to remember her own loving Pop with the most permanent of Father’s Day gifts imaginable – establishing the very holiday itself.
And, as usual, there were people against the idea. In this case, men who were mostly fathers themselves.
Tomorrow, whether you are gifting, phoning, texting, remembering, loving or even resenting your father, you can thank Sonora Dodd for setting aside one Sunday in June each year to do that.
From the archives of Carl Anthony Online, here’s the whole, illustrated scoop, A Daughter’s Fight For Father’s Day & Why it Made Men Grumble.