Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! Today is the day we need to thank God for our mothers, and to tell them just how much we appreciate what they do for us! I love my mom very much, and she’s one of the best friends I could ever ask for, so I’ve been very blessed.
For today’s post, I have five facts about Mothers Day which may pique your interest!
Fact #1: Mother’s Day became a holiday on May 9th, 1914. That day, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation making Mother’s Day an official holiday. However, the actual idea of a day to honor mothers was actually conceived in 1908.
Fact #2: Carnations are the official flower of Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis, the lady who invented the idea of a Mother’s Day, started this tradition when she sent carnations to her church to honor mothers. Today, white and red carnations are used to symbolize different things — white carnations are to honor deceased mothers, and red ones to honor living mothers.
Fact #3: Mother’s Day is the third most attended church service. Surprisingly, after Christmas and Easter, many people go to church with their mothers on Mother’s Day, making it the third biggest church day.
Fact #4: Most Moms just want something simple for Mother’s Day. A card, flowers, and/or time with their family. Many moms enjoy going out to eat on this day too, citing reasons such as getting out of the house and not having to cook.
Fact #5: Approximately one quarter of all flowers purchased in a year are bought for Mother’s Day. This ranks it as the third highest holiday for selling flowers and plants.
Well, there you have it! No matter what you do, whether you get your mom flowers, a card, take her out to eat, or just spend time with her, make sure your mom feels loved this Mother’s Day. I wish all you mothers a Happy Mother’s Day, and God bless you all! ~ Kay Leigh