Our moms deserve to be showered with love every day. But, once a year there is a special holiday that celebrates motherhood, it’s one of the greatest holidays every year, it’s “Mother's Day”. Let’s see when and how it should be celebrated, and also learn some history behind it…
Short History of Mother’s Day Holiday
When Mother’s Day comes around, it's the time to go all-out with festive meals, fun family activities and gifts galore. Our mothers gave us life, helped us to grow up being the people we are now. Every day could be a mother’s day, we can all agree on that…but it is nice to have one special day, a holiday, that will officially celebrate motherhood. But, when and how did it all started?
Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrating and honoring motherhood all over the world, and it is observed in different forms and dates, depending on the country. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. (when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day), and from that year on, in the USA it is established that Mother’s Day is a National Holiday that will be celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May. Since then, since being celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, Mother’s Day has gradually become one of the biggest commercial holidays in the USA.
The Most Popular Gifts
The most popular Mother's Day gifts go from a bouquet of flowers to chocolates, cosmetics, jewelry, clothes and pajamas.
Number one gift is definitely a flower or a bouquet of flowers. And when choosing flowers, keep in mind that the “official” Mother’s Day flowers are carnations. Carnations as a gift for Mother’s Day originate from the beginnings, from Anna Jarvis since it was her mother’s favorite flower. However, nowadays, carnations may have a bit of a bad reputation (many would say undeservedly so) …overexposure and overuse, alongside with availability of more exotic, modern flowers, made carnations “too simple” or “cheap” flower to give as a gift. But still, as with everything, classic has its worth, and carnations have their true value.
Other gifts can be some kitchen appliance your mom would like to have… Maybe multi-purpose blender/juicer, some nice quality makeup or makeup organizer, pick some jewelry (it comes in different prices and styles, but for sure you would find something very nice that fits your budget), or maybe something different like nice cozy throw blanket, or kalimba (thumb piano) as a nice hobby starter…