Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hope you had an awesome Mother's Day !

               I hope that everyone had a lovely Mother's Day . Sorry I have not posted lately I have been busy with some work.
I would like to write something about Mother's day .

          The founder of Mother’s Day, Anna Marie Jarvis, became unhappy with the holiday she established 104 years ago to honor her own mother, Ann Jarvis, following her death on May 5, 1905.
            Mother's Day took place for the first time in 1908. It was celebrated at Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, where Jarvis’s mother had been teaching Sunday school.
              Jarvis came to see her holiday become too impersonal and commercial. She deplored the use of printed greeting cards, preferring a personal letter of thanks honoring mothers. She was quoted as saying she wished she had never started the day, because it became so out of control. Jarvis was arrested in 1948 for disturbing the peace while protesting against the commercialization of Mother's Day.  
                    Mother's Day became a recognized holiday in the United States on May 8, 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday. Since then it has become the biggest holiday for long-distance telephone calls as people step back from their busy lives and reach out to their mothers.
                 Today, Mother’s Day is the third highest day of sales for greeting cards each year, behind only Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” - Jewish Proverb

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