A Mother’s Day Infographic

mother & sonWe celebrate Mother’s Day each year to pay tribute to the person who loves us the most and to show her our love. Well, at least that’s the primary purpose the holiday was supposed to have when it was first instated, but it has quickly become a commercial holiday, like many other ones. It is celebrated all around the world at various dates but in Canada and the U.S., it is the second Sunday of May that we can honor motherhood and the love and the gratitude we have for our mother.

But when we think about it, we aren’t always curious about the history of holidays that we celebrate. Before I started to blog, I used to be that way too but now, I enjoy searching for every bit of information I can and writing about what I discover.

And it was while browsing on the net that I found this super infographic about Mother’s Day and how it was created by a woman named Anna Jarvis in 1908. She wanted to complete the work that her mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, had started before she died in 1905.

After it became an official holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, it quickly turned into a very commercialized holiday, much to Ms Jarvis’ horror.  She ran campaigns to urge people not to buy cards, flowers or candies from stores as she had envisioned people wearing white carnations (her mother’s favorite flower) as a badge and go spend the day with their mother to show their love and to thank her for her devotion and love.  She tried to see it remove from the American calendar for the rest of her life by actively lobbying the government.

Even though it is very true that it has turned into a commercial holiday, we still love to celebrate our mother each year. After all, it is left to us to preserve the true meaning of this special day. Meanwhile, check out this infographic below which is full of interesting infos about this wonderful holiday.

So HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all mothers and may you receive the gift you want every year; the love and gratefulness of your family.

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Source: The Bridesign Blog

Photo credit: Patricia Mellin / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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