Posted on | May 5, 2016 | No Comments
Mother’s Day History Lesson:
- The creation of Mother’s day in the United States can be attributed to Grafton, West Virginia native, Anna Jarvis.
- In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation asking Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers by celebrating Mother’s Day.
- Mother’s Day is always observed on the second Sunday in May.
Popular events and activities for Mother’s Day
- Breakfast in Bed, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
- Massages, Manicures and Spa Treatments
- Theater Performances
- Family Walks
- Trips to the Zoo
- Have a “Mom’s Day Off”
- Give Hugs
Mother’s Day Facts
- Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States, with 120 million cards exchanged annually. (Hallmark)
- More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother’s Day than for any other holiday except Christmas/Hanukkah. (CNN)
- In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day. (OSR)
- Common gifts include: cards, flowers, meals in restaurants, jewelry, gift cards, clothing, trips to a spa, books, CDs, housewares and even gardening tools (OSR)
Happy Mother’s Day Moms! Enjoy your day.