Top 5 Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Hopefully, you have plans to let Mom know how much you appreciate everything she has done for you. If you have not defined your strategy, we want to get you headed in the right direction by giving you 5 wonderful gift ideas from 48LongStems that Mom will love.
Show Mom you care this Mother’s Day. Remember she changed your dippers when you were young.
Looking for something for Mom that will last all year? This is it. “Flowers of the Month” allows Mom to experience Mother’s Day one day every month for an entire year. Let her know how much you care for her all year long.
This gift has over four dozen roses in this bouquet. This bouquet of roses almost 22 inches long with huge heads will make Mom feel special on her day. And at a price that is about the price of 12 roses from a retail florist.
Want to give Mom something other than flowers? Our 3 year old Dwarf Jade in Water Pot is a gift that Mom can enjoy for years. The tree stands almost 8” high and you will stand tall in her eyes as admires that beautiful tree.
This gift of Godiva will not last long once Mom gets it. This assortment of Godiva confections includes dark and milk chocolate as well as other specialty treats. This basket includes something for every taste.
The History of Mother's Day
Believe it or not, but Mother’ Day was not invented by a big company looking to sell greeting cards. It is felt that the roots of this day date back to an annual Greek festival to honor Rhea and Cybele who were the mothers of many gods. Originally, Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
160 years ago in the United States Anna Jarvis organized a day to make people aware of the poor health conditions in her town. She felt that it would be best if mothers promoted this day so she called it “Mother’s Working Day”.
Julia Ward Howe who was a poet and pacifist in Boston (also lyricist of the Battle Hymn of the Republic) organized a day to rally mothers to promote peace. She felt mother hurt more over the loss of life than anyone else.
Anna Jarvis died in 1905 and her daughter, also called Anna Jarvis, campaigned to follow in her mother’s work to promote a day for mothers. She worked with businessman, John Wannamaker and Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to create this special day. In 1913 the House of Representatives adopted a resolution requiring federal government officials to wear white carnations on Mother’s Day. In 1914 a bill was signed by Woodrow Wilson acknowledging Mother’s day as a national holiday.
The early years of Mother’s Day people attended church with their mothers, wrote them letters of gratitude, and gave flowers and gifts. As gift giving grew in popularity during this holiday, Anna became angry. She felt that the commercialization of this holiday diminished the purpose of the holiday. In 1948, Anna said that she regretted establishing the mother’s day holiday.
Regardless of Anna’s feelings, Mother’s Day is extremely popular in the United Sates. Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year to dine out, telephone lines have their busiest traffic day of the year, and it is the biggest day of the year to send roses or flowers. Regardless, sons and daughters take time out of their busy schedules to honor and express their appreciation to their moms for everything they have done for them.