In schools, children make cards and paper flowers to give to their parents.
Teenagers and adults buy carnations or roses. Some of them take their parents out for dinner or shopping. Some give presents or money.
Today, I went out to look for a gift for my 시부모님 (parents-in-law) and found a lot of beautiful carnation bouquets being sold on the streets and in various shops in Janghyeon.
Last year, I made paper carnation boutonnieres for my parents-in-law and pinned them on their shirts as symbol of respect and gratitude. They wore their carnations to work, and when they came home, the carnations were still on their shirts. ^^
Today I bought fresh carnation boutonnieres, and I’m trying to convince my husband to do “the pinning” tomorrow morning. (I think his parents would be more delighted if he did it this time.^^)
To all moms and dads and parents-to-be… HAPPY PARENTS’ DAY!