Don’t forget to let your mother know how much you care about her this Sunday, May 8th. Take a little time out of your busy schedule to treat her to a nice dinner or simply give her a phone call!
We all know that this holiday honors the love and hard work of mothers, but did you know that celebrating motherhood originated a long time ago? Mothers’ Day began with the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals to honor mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Later on, “Mothering Sunday,” an early Christian festival that fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent, was celebrated in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. On this day, people returned for a special service at their “mother church” and children gave their mothers flowers to show their appreciation.
In the United States, Mother’s Day was founded in 1908 by social activist Anna Jarvis, who honored her mother and motherhood in a memorial ceremony at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church (now the International Mother’s Day Shrine) in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1914, Mother’s Day became an official national holiday. Ironically, Jarvis later dedicated much of her time and effort to attempt to remove the holiday, because she denounced the commercialization of Mother’s Day.
We hope you all have a great Mother’s Day and enjoy these lovely craft ideas linked below:
DIY Pop-Up Card from Buzzfeed:
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