Sometimes dad doesn’t feel all that appreciated. His big day comes after Mother’s Day, so it’s easy for him to feel in second place. But we think you can fix that.
No tie or shirt or gift card or box of golf balls can mean as much as your words of love and appreciation to your dad.
Dad worked hard to provide a good home and a future for you even at the expense of his own wants and needs. He got home late and ate microwaved dinners after you were in bed.
Dad showed up to watch you play sports and didn’t expect a thank you. He listened and offered advice. He was patient. He taught you how to do things. He watched the same movie over and over again because he wanted to see you smile. He read books to you at night even when he was so tired he could have slept standing up.
He still gives great hugs. He still knows where you are ticklish. He still laughs at your stupid jokes. And to your amazement, he gets smarter the older you get.
We are giving you a new way to load your dad with compliments all day long whether you live near him or far away. If you are familiar with emojis (tiny graphics that you insert into your text in place of words), you know how much fun it is to read a text that includes pictures.
Because we like to come up with new ideas here at GreetingPIX, we asked three questions:
- What if we could create images that you could quickly and easily add to your texts and emails to turn them into little greeting cards?
- What if we created graphic emojis—images that are bolder and more graphically interesting that you can size to fit your emails?
- What if the images contain the message so you don’t have to add any words (unless you want to)?
Those “What ifs” motivated us to create GreetingPIX Graphic Shortcuts.
We don’t want you to have to spend money for Father’s Day; just give your dad your time, and tell him the things you want him to know.
Below are 15 free graphic shortcuts from GreetingPIX.com that you can copy and save from this blog post to your camera roll on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. When you copy the graphics below, the captions aren’t included. They are just there as suggestions. You can add your own caption to make it more personal if you wish. Or you can just let each graphic speak for you.
Text or email your dad every hour on Sunday and insert a different graphic shortcut each time from your photo library to tell him what he means to you—especially if you can’t be with him.
This will be the gift he won’t forget. He can read your messages anytime he wants to feel close to you.
Your gift will be there for him the way he’s been there for you all these years.
We would love to hear your dad’s reaction to your Father’s Day graphic gift stream. Please share your story in our Comments section. Thanks!