This is the first Mother's Day that I get to celebrate as a mom and so I wanted to learn about the origins of this sweet day. It seems that an appreciative daughter by the name of Anna Jarvis was the spearhead behind the first national holiday. Thanks to years of work on Anna’s part, President Woodrow Wilson declared a national holiday honoring mothers in 1914. The ironic part of the story is that in no time at all the day became so commercialized that Anna later did an about face and tried to have Mother’s Day done away with! In fact, poor Anna was arrested in 1923 for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for Mother’s Day! So if you regret that Mother’s Day has become so commercialized, just think how Anna Jarvis must have felt!
If you're looking for some creative take-out options, check these out!
Or if you need some original ways to express your appreciation to your mother, here are a few ideas:
A handwritten love note
A personal manicure and pedicure by YOU
Cook a great meal and don’t let her help with dishes
A fat booklet of homemade coupons redeemable for “honey-do” favors throughout the year
A photo memory book created by YOU
However you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, may it be a joyous one for you and yours! :-)