Mother's Day History
Mother's Day is a day dedicated to honoring and recognizing the sacrifices and accomplishments of mothers. Mothers are recognized by family and friends; regardless of whether they are biological or perceived maternal figures. It is a day to honor and respect mothers for their many sacrifices; a day to show them how important they are to us. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation recognizing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Facts & Quotes
- Julia Ward Howe, the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, came up with the notion of a Mother's Day in 1870. In a proclamation, she urged mothers to take a stand against
sons killing the sons of other mothers.
- According to the National Retail Federation, in 2012, consumers spent over $20 Billion Dollars on Mother's day with the average consumer spending over $150.
- According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: In 2012, 48% of Mothers with Children under 18 were employed in full time jobs.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world - Agatha Christie
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. - Hebrew proverb
Mother's Day Top Events and Things to Do
- Take mom out to brunch or dinner. Be sure to book in advance as Mother's Day brunches are always very busy.
- Clean the house for your mother or grandmother.
- Send mom and grandma flowers. You can either pick them up and deliver them yourself if you are nearby or use one of many online services that ship directly to her door.
- Give mom a gift she will really appreciate - a day at the spa or a weekend off.
- A simple phone call to mom will suffice. Let her know that you love her and think about her.