This Sunday, May 8th, you'll probably be one of the millions of people across the country to shower your mother with flowers and gifts, take her out for a special meal, and basically treat her like a queen to make up for the headaches you give her the rest of the year. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood date back to prehistoric times, but Mother's Day as we now know it originated in the early 20th century thanks to the work of Anna Jarvis.
Anna's mother, Ann Jarvis, sought to establish "Mother's Friendship Day" as an event to reconcile families that had split sides in the Civil War. After her mother's death, Anna Jarvis campaigned to have the second Sunday in May designated as national holiday to honor mothers. Though the day is officially recognized by Congress as a national holiday, it is not a federal holiday like Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Christmas.
Maybe you'll just be taking your mom out for a nice dinner, or sending her some flowers if you live too far to visit. You could always splurge and get her something lavish that she'd absolutely love, but never think of buying for herself. Here are some ideas from Safer Wholesale to make this a Mother's Day to remember!