Some say Mother's Day is just another convoluted Hallmark holiday. Maybe it's true. But don't our mother's deserve a day that is just for them?
According to history.com "The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar."
I generally do not condone commercialization, but I am so glad Mother's Day is still on the calendar. You know why? Your mother wants flowers. I want flowers. We all want flowers. Mothers get forgotten, taken for granted. They just do. As moms, we do all the things that nobody notices until they are gone. Whether it's advice, laundry, chauffeur service, locator of all things (phones, chargers, missing socks,) mom is your go-to when things go south. Take a minute to spoil her with flowers.
Why not have a day to thank mothers and honor them and pamper them in the same way they have pampered us? As a florist, I may be biased, but flowers do make the perfect gift because they are something that women don't buy for themselves. Flowers may not be permanent, but the memory is a lasting one. And as we get older we realize that life is all about the memories. My mother is just a memory now, but she won't fade away. She has left a soul imprint. Flowers can do that too.
Moms always tell us, they don't need anything, they have everything, don't worry about them. But flowers will always make your mama smile and isn't that the best thing ever?