Did you know that more phone calls happen on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? Our modern Mother’s Day dates back to the early 1900s when Anna Jarvis organized Mother’s Day to pay tribute to the sacrifices mothers make for their children. In 1908, Woodrow Wilson officially designated the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day, and friends and families have been celebrating the day with flowers, phone calls and gifts ever since.
Mother’s Day is a day to make your mom happy. It is the perfect day to say, “I love you mom,” and present her with gifts of gratitude and Mother’s Day cards. Make sure to tell all the moms you know that you are thinking of them by sending ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ cards or warm wishes with May flowers. If you are a mom, buying May flowers for friends and family is the perfect way to say thank you.
People worldwide have been celebrating mothers in one form or another for centuries—dating back to the Romans and Greeks. In later years, a Christian festival emerged called “Mothering Day”, which fell on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Faithful Christians returned to their ‘mothering’ church for a special service.
Whether you are planning to attend church or spend Mother’s Day with your loved ones, we hope you have a day filled with warmth and love.
Happy Mother’s Day!