Mother’s Day is the one day of the year that most people set time aside to honor their mother, grandmother, or wives with something out of the ordinary to make them feel extraordinary and honored. But it wasn’t until 1873 that Mother’s Day was accepted in the United States, thanks to Julia Ward Howe who created the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She wanted to create a special day to honor peace and motherhood. Although many cities loved the idea, when Howe quit financing the celebrations, the holiday lost momentum and fizzled out.
In 1905 Anna Jarvis picked up the idea once again as a way to honor her mother. After asking her pastor to give a sermon in her mother’s memory, another pastor in Philadelphia also honored Mrs. Jarvis and all mothers in a special service the same day. Anna began writing letters to her Congressman to have a special day for Mothers. Finally in 1910, the governor of West Virginia proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The bill passed in Congress in 1914, and President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill and Mother’s Day has been observed ever since.
How do you honor Mom?
How do you honor mom and all she does on this special day? White carnations used to be added to gravesites and given to moms in church services on Mother’s Day in the turn of the 20th century. That tradition seems to be the reason why both restaurants and florists across the country do more sales on this day than any other day of the year. Mother’s Day is a 14 billion-dollar business!
Maybe you need some fresh ideas to get you thinking of what kind of gift to get Mom. Have you considered taking her out to eat and letting her come home to a clean home? Maybe 3 months of bi-monthly cleanings? If she has never used our service we suggest a Deep Cleaning first, followed up with a Basic Cleaning. Contact us for details at (832) 928-1690.
What is your favorite memory of your mom? We would love to hear from you!
Remember, whatever you do, do it soon! Mother’s Day is the busiest day for florists, restaurants, and yes even maid services!
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