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History of Mother's Day

We all know a Mother's love has no limit. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. It is a day to recognize and appreciate all mother figures in the world whose hard work, love, and support made a difference in our lives.

Since 1914, Mother's Day has been an official U.S. holiday. It started in the 19th century when Ann Reeves Jarvis helped teach women how to properly care for children, they called the gatherings "Mothers' Day Work Clubs". During the civil war, Jarvis created a new organization called "Mothers' Friendship Day" in order to gather mothers with former Union and Confederate soldiers to unify them. Following her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis, Ann Reeves Jarvis’ daughter, wanted to honor her mother, according to In 1908, she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. The celebration took place at a church in West Virginia, while on the same day in Philadelphia, thousands also attended a Mother’s Day event. Jarvis saw success and potential and started writing letters to newspapers and politicians. She urged them to adopt this holiday because it isn't biased toward male achievements like other holidays were. In 1910, West Virginia was the first state to officially recognize Mother's Day as a holiday. It was officially voted into law as a national holiday in 1914 by president Woodrow Wilson.

The holiday was a huge success and immediately increased sales of flowers and greeting cards. Mother figures are often gifted meals, spa days, and children taking care of chores for the day. This Mother's Day, make sure you remind them how much they mean to you. Shop our collection of gifts to make her feel loved and appreciated.

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