In many parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of May. This year, this special event falls on the 8th of May. But did you know that it was in 1914 that Mother’s Day was made an official calendar holiday by virtue of a Presidential proclamation by then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Thanks to a letter-writing campaign by the Mother’s Day founder Anna M. Jarvis.
It was actually in 1907 that the first Mother’s Day celebration as we know it was held. Anna M. Jarvis thought of honoring one’s mother by holding a dedicated Sunday liturgical service in her local church in Grafton, West Virginia.
Although Miss Jarvis shunned the commercialization of her holiday, it was just inevitable that people would find ways to express their love to their mothers by buying gifts, instead of personally writing letters to convey their words of affection, gratitude, and appreciation. Not all people are good in writing, especially in a literary or poetic manner. And so, most people do the next best thing – give tokens, gifts , flowers, or just a simple card – to show their love to the selfless woman who brought them to this world. Or if they were adopted, to honor the woman who reared them and molded their character and personality in the absence of their biological mothers.
Here are a few gift items that some may find worth giving to their special mothers or even grandmothers.