Father’s Day: a yearly meeting of greeting cards, ties, and more ties.
And yet, on this day devoted to the Old Man in your life, the social teams behind a few brands we follow got a little creative–just like their dads always said they should. Let’s check out a few of the posts we encountered after the jump.
Oh, and thanks, Dad.
1. Star Wars
Because come on, dads: your relationship with your sons isn’t all that bad.
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 15, 2014
…and Storm Troopers need love, too.
— Cuckooland.com (@cuckoolandcom) June 15, 2014
Father’s Day is a time to be thankful for the family you have, no matter how unconventional.
— Disney (@Disney) June 15, 2014
4. Game of Thrones
For example, the Boltons aren’t even the most dysfunctional family in Westeros!
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) June 15, 2014
5. USA Today
Every father dreams of the day when his kids can’t come up with a more flattering word than “annoying” to describe him…
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 15, 2014
6. Men’s Fitness
…but he knows they’ll eventually feel his pain too.
“By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” #FathersDay
— Men’s Fitness (@MensFitness) June 15, 2014
Of course, he’ll always be Dad to his daughters.
8. History Channel
And Father’s Day is a more feminine holiday than you might think.
9. Milk Bone
Remember, this day is for everyone (don’t count us “dog dads” out).
But are dads more important than “football?” It’s possible…
— A Googler (@google) June 16, 2014
11. The New York Jets
…but it’s hard to separate “American dad” from “American football.”
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 12, 2014
Ours always told us to give a strong handshake and speak with conviction. (We’re still working on it.)
In honor of Father’s Day, what’s one thing your dad taught you that you bring to your job?
— Hootsuite (@hootsuite) June 8, 2014
Believe it or not, we’ve seen less flattering ties…
— Nestle Butterfinger (@Butterfinger) June 16, 2014
…like this one!
— Intel (@intel) June 15, 2014
Because dads who work in marketing appreciate the hard sell.
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) June 15, 2014
Now ask yourself, dads: can you do at least three things around the house?
— AT&T (@ATT) June 15, 2014
17. Bath and Body Works
It was a serious question! Dads have to fight against stereotypes, too.
— Bath & Body Works (@LUVBBW) June 14, 2014
18. Dove Men+Care
Speaking of stereotypes, who said viral videos can’t start important conversations?
Dads are traditional, too: every one secretly hopes for the day his son will discover that classic rock record stash.
20. Guitar Player
Case in point:
— Guitar Player (@GuitarPlayerNow) June 15, 2014
Great idea for a mixtape, though we’d like to suggest “The Living Years” as the last song on the list…
— Pandora (@pandora_radio) June 14, 2014
Finally, leave no bathroom pun unturned!
(This one might be a little to close for comfort for Game of Thrones fans. Did you read ahead, Charmin?!)
— Charmin (@Charmin) June 15, 2014
Now who did we miss?