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Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It’s not a federal holiday, but Mother’s Day is widely celebrated as a special day to honor all mothers and motherhood. Together, let’s honor the women who raised us—and all the mothers who sacrificed for their children.

The History of Mother’s Day

Although the custom of setting aside a day to honor mothers has ancient roots, our observance of Mother’s Day mainly came about through the efforts of a devoted daughter, Anna M. Jarvis.

After the death of her own mother in 1905, Jarvis wanted to recognize the sacrifices mothers made for their children. She organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.

On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day, and within a few years, the idea gained worldwide prominence.

10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE MOM

1. Bring mom flowers!

2. Give your mother a live plant.

3. Design and plant a garden.

4. Bring mom breakfast in bed!

5. Cook mom a special dinner!

6. Bake a cake!

7. Make a homemade gift.

8. Give your mother a locket with your photos.

9. Give your mother jewelry with your birthstone.

10. Make your own card.

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