Celebrating Mom’s on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. Mother’s Day 2021 will occur on Sunday, May 9 in the United States. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with a gift of flowers, cards and other gifts.
Here are a few ideas we loved and wanted to share on how to celebrate your own mom and special moms in your life on the second Sunday of May.
Photo Album – create an album filled with family photos and hand-written notes thanking Mom for the impact she has on your life. You could also record some original songs or even a family skit.
Recipe Book - put together a collection of favorite recipes or add some special things to Mom’s recipe book such as her favorite sayings, scriptures, copies of her handwritten recipes, some family history, etc.
The gift of time – spend the day with mom going shopping, eating lunch, or enjoying a dessert and coffee later in the day. Reminisce about how she has contributed to your life.
Flowers – send mom a beautiful bouquet of her flowers in her favorite color. Be sure to include a little note to let mom know how much she means to you.
Even though we are able to – and definitely should – spoil our mothers on any day throughout the year, the denoted day gives us an excuse to express our utmost gratitude.
How will you celebrate your mom and the special moms in your life?