The cover shows a silhouette of a father and son fishing. Open the card to see them on the dock. The boy has his line in the water, and Dad is standing and pulling in a catch. There are birds flying, it’s a beautiful day. This card is about quality time, bonding, simple pleasures, and memories.
- I love spending time with you, dad.
- I love spending time with you, son.
- I fell for you hook, line and sinker.
- I’d rather be fishing with grandpa.
- Holy Mackerel, you’re a great dad.
- No trout about it.
- You kick bass!
- I love to fish. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there. ~Robert Altman
- Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.
- You are reel-y awesome.
- Fishing you a Happy Birthday.
- The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad. ~A.K. Best
- Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy. ~Jimmy Carter
- If you can’t treat your kids equally, maybe you shouldn’t have had more than one.
- One good catch deserves another.
- When in doubt, exaggerate.
- Fish stories told here.
- May all your fishes come true.
- Lure the best.
- This too shall cast.
See also: Whale of a Tale pop up card.
The fact of the matter is that we now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish – and it seems to be getting worse. Our brains find it hard to filter out what’s important. To concentrate on one thing for any significant amount of time. Millions of people have turned to focus-boosting apps to fix this, but there’s a much simpler solution: unplug.
You head out on your first trip, maybe you get lucky, maybe you don’t. The second time, you get a feel for the basics. You start to become independent. Before you know it, you’re fishing with confidence and maybe even passing on a tip or two that you learned along the way.
Mentoring and bonding:
One of the most powerful parts of the sport is the sense of community that comes with it. Young or old, man or woman – people from all walks of life can bond through fishing. Father and son fishing together is a building block of loving memories.
The mentoring and exchange of knowledge creates trust and mutual respect. The shared emotions of catching (or not catching) a fish also ground a friendship in empathy. Even something as simple as spending time in an unusual setting creates strong memories.
This is a card for your son, grandson, father, grandfather. For Father’s Day or birthday or anytime to say, “I’m thinking of you.”