Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I hope that you are more organised than I am!
At the very least a card is a must; and while the children will always draw daddy a picture, I like to choose a card that suits my husband, lets him know what a wonderful father he is and that we all love him very much.
I was approached by Inkly Cards a while ago to review their fantastic handwritten cards app, and as an Expat who hasn’t managed to send a birthday card on time since I moved, this was made for me… Using the Inkly App, which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, you can create your own cards and include a personal handwritten message.
My review of their incredibly nifty app will follow shortly, but before that I wanted to share their Father’s Day charity campaign and #InDadsShoes competition, that launches today in support of Grief Encounter, a charity that helps bereaved children.
You can enter the competition by sharing a photo of your child literally in their dad’s shoes! Simply have some fun with huge shoes on little feet and upload to your social media channels via the app’s ‘Moments’ feature. You could win a family day out of your choice, up to the value of £200.00.
You could even use the photo to create your own Father’s Day card and, most importantly, the proceeds from every full priced Father’s Day card purchased via the Inkly App will be donated to Grief Encounter.
We’re encouraging parents and children to cherish the moments they have together and in doing so, we’re hoping to raise as much money as possible for Grief Encounter, a wonderful
charity that helps children to cope with bereavement, who find times like Father’s Day very tough.
Peter Ryder, cofounder of Inkly.
I lost my own father when I was a teenager; I know how tough Father’s Day can be. While I am now able to focus on my own family and making sure that my husband has a wonderful day, there will always be something missing from the celebration.
We still encourage children to make and send Father’s day cards, even if they have lost a parent. Kids say to us “I still have a Dad? he’s just not here with me.” Grief Encounter is indebted to Inkly in helping us raise awareness of how difficult Father’s Day can be.
Shelley Gilbert, CEO of Grief Encounter
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate all our wonderful dads.
Full details of the competition can be found on the Inkly Facebook Page, and entries close on 22 June 2015. Winner will be selected by Inkly. UK only.
Disclosure: this post was written in collaboration with Inkly.