IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
When Is Mother’s Day?
The United States will observe Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th, 2016.
History of Mother’s Day
Information About Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day evolved from various religious and cultural origins in numerous different countries over many centuries before it started gaining traction in the United States between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. It was officially proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 designating that the second Sunday in May would be our official day to observe Mother’s Day in the United States, to show our love and reverence for our mothers and to fly the U.S. Flag.
Since its formal creation, Mother’s Day has become an officially recognized day in many other countries as well, where it may fall on the same date every year, or calendared in association with another holiday like Easter or Lent.
What Is Mother’s Day?
Why Do We Have Mother’s Day?
We celebrate Mother’s Day to recognize the contribution of Mothers and Mother figures to our society as a whole, and to each of us individually, and to personally honor them with our sentiments, to share our love and gratitude, and to recognize their selfless sacrifices on our behalf with a gesture of appreciation and celebration.
What Do I Do For Mother’s Day?
Primarily, make it meaningful. Whether it’s small or extravagant, material gifts, or service, or simply spending a good visit together, make it a heart-felt expression of your affection to the unique person that your mother is.
What To Do For Mother’s Day
In addition to letting your own mother know that she is loved, it’s also an occasion to reach out to others’ mothers as well. Let your mother-in-law know that she is loved and appreciated. Let your widowed landlord whose only child passed-away know that she is not forgotten. Go out to dinner with your sister who may have lost custody of her children in a difficult divorce. Maybe two weeks before Mother’s Day you could contact the estranged child of a loved-one and give him a copy of Robert Munsch’s “Love you Forever” and convince him that it wouldn’t hurt to do a little something for his mom on this one day.
Whichever way you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, ultimately the best possible result of our Mother’s Day observance is that something might grow inside each of us, that we’ll feel more, that we’ll have an increase in love, and that we’ll resolve to do more. If you are looking for Mother’s Day gardening gift ideas, see below.
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