The Meaning of Mother's Day

May 12, 2019

I sometimes hear Mother’s Day termed a “Hallmark Holiday”; a term I personally find distasteful.  If being a mom was a paid job, it would come with a salary in excess of $100,000 per year.  But our mom’s do it all for love.

Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (the author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic") as a day dedicated to peace.

In 1907, Philadelphian Ana Jarvis began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. She persuaded her mother's church to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday of May.

After establishing Mother's Day in Philadelphia, Ana Jarvis and her supporters wrote to ministers, businessman, and politicians around the U.S. promoting the idea of a national Mother's Day. They were successful, and by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day a national holiday.

Of course; all holidays have become commercialized over the years; and Mother’s Day is no exception. If you do not wish to celebrate Mother’s Day in a commercial way; then celebrate it by spending time with your mom.  Don’t forget the mother of your children, your mother-in-law, your grand-mother or any and all of these that you have.

If you do want to mark the occasion with a gift; I suggest something more lasting than a bouquet of flowers that will die in about a week.  Family & Co. Jewelers has 24 Karat Gold and Platinum dipped roses.  And of course jewelry of every description and of course any girl’s best friend; DIAMONDS…

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