By Diane Lyn

In honor of dads everywhere, here are some fun facts and trivia about Father’s Day!

Hallmark says it’s the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards given every year.

50% of all Father’s Day cards are purchased for fathers. Almost 20% of Father’s Day cards are given to husbands.

The US Census Bureau estimates there were 70.1 million fathers in the United States in 2008.

Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is credited with starting Father’s Day after hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day.

President Richard Nixon in 1972 signs Father’s Day into law.


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