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Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 8th this year and will be here before you know it.  Your friends at thought it would be fun to share some facts about Mother’s Day that you might not know.

Mother’s Day is celebrated in more than 50 countries around the world; however, it is not celebrated on the same day through out.

Mother’s Day as we know it today in the United States actually started back in the 19th century in the years before the Civil War as “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” in which the founder, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia taught local women how to properly care for their children.

Ann Reeves Jarvis passed away in 1905; however, her daughter Anna Jarvis continued her efforts which resulted in the first official Mother’s Day celebration being held at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908.  Anna Jarvis continued her efforts as she envisioned Mother’s Day as a way of honoring mothers for the sacrifices they made for their children.  She wanted it added to the national calendar so, she wrote letters to politicians and newspapers.  Her labor finally paid off on May 9, 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

The holiday became very popular; however, Jarvis became very bitter over how commercialized the holiday became with the florists and card companies.  Around 1920 she urged people to stop buying flowers and gifts for their mothers.  Jarvis said that the day was for sentiment not profit and was sorry she invented the day.  She lobbied until her death in 1948 to have Mother’s Day removed from the calendar.

One of the traditions of Mother’s Day is to wear flowers; wearing a pink or red flower means that your mother is alive.  A white flower indicates that your mother is deceased.  Another flower tradition is to display white carnations of the grave of a mother.  At the first celebration in 1908 Anna Jarvis had 500 carnations delivered to the church which was her mother’s favorite flower.

Did you know that on Mother’s Day phone traffic is often spiked by as much as 37% and that more phone calls are made on this day than any other day of the year?

The most popular day of the year for eating out in the US is now Mother’s Day according to the National Restaurant Association.

In the United States there is approximately 120 million Mother’s Day cards exchanged each year.

Some may say the irony of it all is that the founder of Mother’s Day never became a mother herself.

There are so many different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day; breakfast in bed, a day off from performing daily tasks, going to church, flowers, candy, cards, going out to dinner, home cooked favorite meals, attending a sporting event or a concert.  The list goes on and on.

Gifts comes in all types, shapes, and sizes and that is where your friends at can help.  Drop on over and check out our website and find that perfect gift for the mother in your life. Scroll to the top of the site, click on the “Amazing Deals” tab and type whatever you need into the Search Field or Click on our “Stores” tab and browse our many merchants. Make sure to message us with feedback on how your shopping experience goes.

The most important thing is to remember to honor that special person in your life on this Mother’s Day.



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