I always looked at Mother's Day, Father's Day and Grandparents Day as Hallmark Holidays- holidays invented by the card companies to make money. But holidays you have to participate in, so no feelings are hurt. (Except Grandparents day- I refuse to participate in that, since it was only invented a few years ago)
Ralph and I agreed years ago not to gift each other on Mother or Father's Day, since that isn't our relationship. And we each had a mom and dad.
We're both still lucky enough to have our Mom's. But both our dad's have died, his in 2005 and mine in 2007. It still feels strange to not have a dad to get a card and gift for.
To all the Dad's, have a great Father's Day.
Rocco and Joe, we miss you everyday.