Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May. For 2011, this holiday will be on May 8th. This article informs the origin of Mother’s Day, and provides some suggestions for selecting the perfect gift for mom.
Mothers Day in the United States was proposed by Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948). Her mother, Mrs. Anna Reese Jarvis was a minister’s daughter and taught Sunday School for 20 years in the Andrews Methodist Church of Grafton, West Virginia. The younger Anna Jarvis was only twelve years old when she listened to her mother’s wish during a Sunday school lesson on mothers in the Bible, that one day someone would found a memorial mother’s day. There were many days of observance for men, but none for women. Two years after her mother died in May of 1905, Anna Jarvis and her friends began a letter-writing campaign to gain support in declaring a national Mother’s Day holiday. She felt children often neglected to appreciate their mother while the mother was still alive. She hoped this day of celebration would increase respect for parents and strengthen family bonds. On May 8, 1914, the Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day as an official national holiday.
Mothers Day has been observed annually thereafter. There are so many ways you can show your love to your mom. Sending mom a present on her special day is a great way to let her know how much you appreciate her unconditional love. There are many Mothers Day gifts to choose from. Among the popular gifts are Mothers Day gift baskets, breakfast basket, red roses, coffee gift basket, gardening or spa gifts.
A great way to show your appreciation to mom is to send her a Mothers Day gift basket. These baskets usually come with either a book of loving stories about mothers, or a music CD featuring a beautiful song about mother’s love, along with delicious treats, votive candles, and picture frames. Some contain matching ceramic tea pot and mugs and other keepsakes for mom. Your message of love and gratitude will be clearly delivered. You can also send red roses, either by themselves, or along with the basket. These stunning rose bouquets are all time favorites for Mothers Day.
To start your mom’s special day right, send her a breakfast basket. This beautiful cloth-lined breakfast basket is filled with fantastic bread and muffins, and other breakfast favorites. It is a sure way to get her day start off right. Alternatively, you can send her a basket of delicious muffins in 8 different flavors. Both gifts are tasty way to start her day. The muffins are available specifically as gifts for grandma too.
If your mom is an avid gardener, you may want to send her a gardening tote. Filled with gardening tools, floral gloves, gardening knee pad, a variety of flower seed packets for planting, and delicious treats, it is a great present to let her know that you have not forgotten about her. If your mom’s hobby is in golf, you can send her a women’s golf gift. She will be happy to receive this basket filled with lady’s golf balls, putting cup, a book of wisdom for golfers, and gourmet snacks.
Alternatively, spa gift is a great choice to help mom to relax and rejuvenate. You can pamper mom with spa basket gifts filled with bath and body lotions, gels, bath salts, aromatherapy potpourri, terrycloth slippers and bath pillows, and chocolates. Some come with yoga instruction book and DVD, others come with picture frame, voltive candles, and a book of inspiring stories on mothers.
Finally, coffee break baskets are great gifts to say relax and enjoy. While you may not be able to give
mom a hand with her chores, you can give her a relaxing break. Let mom knows she deserves a break with a coffee gift basket filled with chocolates, gourmet coffee, and scrumptious treats. If your mom is a tea lover, you can send her a tea gift set that she can share with family and friends.
In conclusion, there are so many ways to show your appreciation to mom. You can send her Mother’s Day gift basket, breakfast baskets, gardening gifts, spa gifts, red roses, and coffee basket. She will love any of these gifts, and your message of gratitude.