Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Father's day is approaching, and when June 19th comes round, I am sure all of us who were blessed with good dads will get a little nostalgic for that first and most important man in our lives. Not everybody has a good dad, but that fact just makes those of us who do all the more grateful for the family we lucked in to. I personally had a really amazing father. He was, and is, totally supportive and caring, and even if he can be a bit of a jerk sometimes, he always made it completely obvious that he loved me and my sister more than anything else in the world. And I forgot to call him on his birthday.

This is the thing about fathers. Somehow, even though they know you love them, and you know it means so much to them, they seem to rarely ever get told. Maybe because they are men, and men are supposed to be less demonstrative than women, we think it would be better for these things to remain unspoken. It seems like we never forget Mom. We all make sure we have a gift, or at least a phone call for mom on mother's day. But we often let father's day pass unmarked. This June, maybe it is time to make up for past silences and make sure dad gets the message loud and clear. No mater how much we think something is understood, however, it is always good to let someone know for sure how special and important they are to us.

Loud and clear does not have to mean unsubtle or not beautiful. At USA on Canvas we can create a personalized canvas print or fine art print that will be all the more meaningful because the subject matter is chosen by you. Find a picture that you know dad will particularly like, I could be of him, or of you of the kids, but it could also be of that perfect day at the cottage, or the old car he drove until he couldn't drive it anymore. Whatever it is, we can have it printed on paper or canvas and delivered to dad's door with a message from you.

We can also create a custom collage on canvas of pictures from the photo album or of his grand-kids. This is a great way of sharing and preserving memories in a beautiful presentation that will last for years and years.

At USA on Canvas we can also create a piece of text art for you. This is a new service that we have just put in place. If you send us a file with a list of memories, a poem, or words that you think of when you think of dad, we can design an art piece that will convey how you really feel. I have created an example using the text of the first page of this post to show you what I mean.

You know what dad would like best, Just be sure not to forget him on June 19th, Father's day.

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