The responsibilities and expectations of Mothers may have changed over the years, but one thing has always remained the same.
MOM'S LOVE THE COLOR PINK!
However, before we contemplate purchasing that ideal gift to express our love for Mom on Mother's Day, let's discover why we celebrate Mother's Day and when it began.
I'm sure we all agree that Mother's Day is one holiday that has been earned by Mother's for centuries all over the world. Recognizing our mothers and showering them with gifts for one day is the least we could do to honor women who have sacrificed and suffered to raise their children into adults.
So who was the first person who took the initiative to designate a special day for Mothers, and when and how did this take place?
According to Wikipedia, Anna Jarvis began a campaign is 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves died. Ann had been a peace activist who cared for soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world"
After her campaign, Anna celebrated the first Mother's Day by holding a memorial at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908. By 1911, all U.S. states observed the holiday and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Mother's Day is now celebrated by many other countries around the world with their own origins, dates and celebration traditions. And although, Anna Jarvis eventually became resentful of the commercialization of Mother's Day, people from around the world choose to honor their Mothers in many ways including presenting her with a gift to show their love and appreciation for her unwavering love and endless devotion to her family.
When trying to pick out that perfect gift for Mom for Mother's Day, there are some important things we need to take into consideration. Do we want to go with a sentimental gift that will bring tears to her eyes, a practical gift that she may need, or an over-indulgent gift that is sure to make her cry out, "oh, you shouldn't have"
One way to find a gift that will show Mom that thought and effort were put into her gift buying is to ask yourself what is one quality of your mother that you admire most. Do you admire her dedication to health and well-being, her love of cooking, or maybe her sense of style and fashion. And don't forget her love for the color PINK.
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