Mother’s Day in the United States is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions that they make to society.
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
Jarvis’ holiday has been adopted by other countries, and it is now celebrated all over the world. We all celebrate in a way that is meaningful to us and our mothers. Do you serve Mom breakfast in bed or take her to brunch? Giving the Mom in your life a day off to be pampered, rest and relax is another favorite tradition.
If you need some last minute gifts stop by Seldens today we have plenty of small (or big) items in the store that you can take home today. Everything from candles, to wine glasses, to Temper-Pedic pillows.
What is your Mother’s Day tradition? We’d like to hear from you, please leave us a comment!