Mother’s day is next month, and I have been finding pins come through on Pinterest for Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Well, that got me thinking. Where exactly did the whole Mother’s Day idea come from?
If you’re slightly curious too, check out this post about International Mother’s Day with Interflora. It talks about “When English settlers came to America in the late 16th century they dropped the idea of Mothering Sunday, a feast day which allowed children working away from home some time off to visit their mothers.”
Pretty neat right?
It goes on about the history of the holiday, which was not actually official until 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance. He declared the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day.
“The holiday flourished and flowers were the most popular gift to give on Mother’s Day, especially white carnations.”
Maybe, I will get some white carnations for my mom this year. I know she loves projects from the kids too, so that’s on our to-do list.
So far, I really love this Garden Stepping Stone idea from The Idea Room. I know even Micheal’s sells a kit that is pretty easy to do at home.
Also, I love this Painted Hand Bouquets from The Trendy Treehouse. I would use all three girls’ hands to make one for each my mom and my mother-in-law.
How about you…
Any gift ideas for Mother’s Day yet?
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