Sunday May 8, 2016
A celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is a time to acknowledge the person who has done more for you than anyone else in the world. Honor all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mother-in-law’s or any woman you want to thank for their contribution to society, family and you.
Around 1905, a memorial held to honor Ann Reeves Jarvis by her daughter Anna. Mrs. Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Work Clubs to address public health issues and to unite the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers. Her daughter petitioned local, state and federal government to set aside a day to honor all mothers. By 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor all mothers.
So celebrate Mother’s Day with gifts, cards, flowers, a family meal out, jewelry, or chocolates and candy. Other treats might include a spa or beauty treatment. The best gift of all is usually time spent with the special mother in your life.