So, this is meant for all the young and aged mothers, working mothers and housewives, married mothers and the single mothers, and for those without whom life would have been insufferable. Or maybe, she wants to or needs to accomplish the maximum possible in a short period. Then, this Mother’s Day show her how much you care, gift her something that assists her in her daily and long term challenges. Have a very Happy Mother’s Day!!
Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day; on May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. Although Jarvis had promoted the wearing of a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother, the custom developed of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased. Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, who played mothering roles. What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts, however, and, in protest against its commercialization, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into being.