Father's love Brownies
I love finding out things, so have you ever wondered how Fathers day came about ?
The first Father's Day celebration was organised in July 1908, only two months after the first official Mother's Day.
The organiser of the first Father's Day was a West Virginia woman named Grace Golden Clayton. In 1907, she was deeply moved by newspaper reports about a mining disaster which had left 1,000 children in the state fatherless and organised an event at her church to celebrate fatherhood.
Clayton's event was a one-off, however In 1910, a young woman named Sonora Smart Dodd heard a sermon about the increasingly popular Mother's Day. Her love for her own father, who had raised his children alone after his wife's death, pushed her to call for a similar day of gratitude for fathers.
She organised a Father's Day celebration in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, to be held every year on the third Sunday of June. At first, the event was relatively low-key, but in the 1930s Dodd and her supporters began pushing for national recognition.
In 1972, President Nixon signed a bill officially making Father's Day a nationally-observed holiday. By then, Father's Day was an established tradition in dozens of countries, the UK included. So there you have it, we owe it to the Americans.
It’s my husband’s most favourite day of the year, taking priority over his birthday, the children’s birthdays and NYE. Why? because he gets to overindulge in chocolate, he has possibly the sweetest tooth I know and considering I run a chocolate company he has very strong will power, but come Fathers Days, that goes out the window.
A box of brownies, the sofa and day four of the US open, I’ve never seen him so happy.
Each year George and Harry (our children) help make him a special brownie flavour for Fathers day gift along with some golf attire (all the gear, no idea, don’t tell him I said that) Most years it’s a success but he wasn’t the biggest fan of the After Eight Brownie last year. His favourite brownie is the Mars Bar brownie alongside a Mars Bars Cheesecake covered in thick double cream.
I only realised the other day Father’s Day this year is not far away at all (June 20th if you need a reminder) and its time to start thinking about a new flavour, please feel free to leave any suggestions on the contact form at the bottom of the Home page
If your Dad or Husband is anything like mine, sometimes it’s the simple pleasures that make the difference. My husband is impossible to buy for, he either says don’t buy me anything or he just goes and buys it himself normally just before his birthday, leaving me with no idea what to get him and I end up buying something he never uses or I take it back and exchange it for something for me (which I’m not moaning about at all).
When I buy a chocolate gift, my husband / Dad genuinely couldn’t be happier. Its such a simple gift but brings so much joy.
But what is it about a box of chocolate brownies that makes Dads so happy:
• Its personal, you can choose the flavours you know he likes
• It’s a nice experience, most Dads probably don’t buy themselves boxes of chocolates
that often, so when they receive them as a gift, it’s an enjoyable experience.
• He will know you took time to pick the flavours, write the message and have them
delivered, which he will value.
• Chocolate releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals, and who doesn’t want a happy
• Best of all, he can share them with the family and you share the experience together.
Who knew that a Chocolate gift could do all of these things.
To all of the Dads out there have a great Fathers Day.
You can Pre-Order your online brownies, for delivery anywhere in the UK, by letterbox delivery.