Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. The idea for an actual Mother’s Day holiday came from a vision that Julia Ward Howe had. She wrote the lyrics for the famous Battle Hymn of the Republic. She envisioned Mother’s Day as a day that was dedicated to the pursuit of peace. She held frequent gatherings for women in her home in Boston.
By 1873, 18 cities in North America observed Mother’s Day with celebrations, thanks in part Howe’s monetary contributions. When those donations ceased, many cities and states stopped having yearly Mother’s Day celebrations.
In the early years of the 20th century, Anna Jarvis decided there should be an official national holiday that was dedicated to honoring mothers. After the death of her mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis on May 5, 1905, her daughter Anna Jarvis determined to honor her mother. Her mother was a strong woman who held a family together while her husband, a minister, bounced back and forth between churches in West Virginia and Philadelphia. Young Anna loved to help her mother tend the gardens where her mother grew her favorite flowers – white carnations.
The younger Jarvis asked her West Virginia church minister to deliver a sermon in remembrance of her mother. On the same Sunday, at the family’s other church in Philadelphia, the minister also delivered a sermon honoring mothers. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed the bill recognizing Mother’s Day as an official holiday, into law. The date was established as the second Sunday in May.
We thought we’d share some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas with you.
For an unusual, but a spectacular tribute to mom, consider Mom, You’re the Best. We start with a clear, Bella vase. Then we artfully arrange stunning flowers such as red and white roses, oriental stargazer lilies, orchids and snap dragons.
Mom, You’re the Best
Another floral arrangement that is sure to knock your mother’s socks off is our elegant Peonies Galore. These precious pink peonies are nestled together in a square glass vase to form the most delightful display. Curly Willow stems wrap the inside of the vase, to add a special, unique touch to the already beautiful design. The peony, with its large blooms, is one of the most sought after seasonal spring flowers, and is guaranteed to be enjoyed by Mom on Mother’s Day.!
For a very different, but unexpected gift, consider giving mom the Doge Murano glass centerpiece bowl. Murano glass dates back to the 13th when the tradition of Murano glass was born on the island of Murano – off the coast of Italy. This beautiful hand painted centerpiece bowl is something mom will enjoy forever. It is the type of gift that families pass down through the generations.
You can count on Central Square Florist to help you choose the freshest flowers or a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift. Be sure to reserve your Mother’s Day flowers or gifts in advance.