Celebrating Mother’s Day


India Martin, Reporter

Mother’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated worldwide, honoring motherhood. Mother’s Day, which falls on the second Sunday in May, is less than a month away. Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 and was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. 

Anna Jarvis

After her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, passed away in 1905, Anna Jarvis wanted to memorialize her mother’s life and began campaigning for a national holiday to honor all mothers. In May of 1907, Anna memorialized her mothers lifelong activism with a memorial service held at the Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia, where Anna’s mother had taught Sunday school. Following her mother’s death, on May 10, a Mother’s Day service was held at the same church to acknowledge all mothers. This was where the idea of Mother’s Day being on every second Sunday of May should be reserved for mothers to be honored.

Even though mothers have existed since the beginning of time, celebrating Mother’s Day is a form of expressing honor, love, and respect towards our mothers. Our ability to connect with the world and our environment began with our mothers. This is why Mother’s Day is important.

Mother’s Day isn’t until May 14; therefore, there’s still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for your mom, grandmother, or someone who is like a mother figure in your life. 

  • Getting your mother a bouquet of flowers is a sweet and simple way to honor your mother.
  • Everyone knows women love jewelry so go ahead and get your mother a necklace with your siblings’ birthstones on it.
  • Getting your mother her favorite perfume would make her happy for sure!
  • If you’re short on cash at the moment, give her a sentimental card with how much you love and appreciate her.
  • A great idea for a Mother’s Day gift would be a gift basket with all her favorite items such as candy, hygiene products, and blankets.
  • Something quick and easy to give your mother would be DIY gifts such as a jar full of reasons you love her.