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National Parents’ Day

Honor your parents this National Parents' Day with heartfelt words and thoughtful gestures - they deserve all the love!
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It's time to show our parents just how much we love and appreciate them on National Parents' Day, the fourth Sunday in July! This special day was established in 1994 by President Bill Clinton to recognize the importance of parents in society and to celebrate family values. It is a great opportunity to honor the hard work and dedication that our parents put into raising us. Whether it's a simple thank you note or a big surprise, there are lots of ways you can make this day extra special for your parents. Let's take this chance to tell our parents how much they mean to us!

History of National Parents’ Day

National Parents’ Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Parents’ Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Bill Clinton signs into law the resolution unanimously adopted by Congress, establishing the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents’ Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Celebration of Parents’ Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States officially celebrates National Parents’ Day for the first time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition Grows Nationwide</div><div class='timeline-text'>By early 2000, the holiday had gained wider recognition, with people across America acknowledging and celebrating the day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Commercial Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Businesses and retailers begin promoting special parents’ day deals and offerings, contributing to awareness of the holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Parents’ Day During Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the COVID-19 pandemic, families get creative with virtual celebrations, highlighting the resilience and flexibility of parenting.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Parents’ Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to write a heartfelt letter to your parents. Let them know how much you appreciate them and all that they do for you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a photo album</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a photo album of your family's favorite memories with your parents. Add in some captions to make it extra special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a video</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some of your family members and make a video to send to your parents. Ask everyone to share their favorite memories with your parents and edit it together into one special video.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your parents out to their favorite restaurant and treat them to a meal. Give them the night off from cooking and cleaning up.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spend quality time</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to spend quality time with your parents doing something special together. Talk, laugh, and enjoy each other's company.</p></div></div>

Why National Parents’ Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It recognizes and celebrates parents</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Parents’ Day is an annual holiday that gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work and devotion of parents everywhere. It's a chance to show those who have raised us that we appreciate them and all the amazing things they do for us every day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It creates stronger families</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Parents play an essential role in the formation of strong, healthy relationships within families. National Parents’ Day encourages families to spend time together, strengthening their bonds through communication, shared experiences, and expressions of love.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It reminds us to be grateful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Parents’ Day serves as a reminder to reflect on our relationships with our parents or guardians, and to express our gratitude for their love, support and guidance. It's also a great way to take a step back and remember just how important family is in our lives!</p></div></div>

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