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The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

Many florists consider Mother’s Day as probably one of the busiest days of the year. This is true to some extent, because during this day many people tend to send flowers to their mothers with a greeting card. If you go online, you will find many florists who can let you choose among combinations of flowers as gift on Mother’s Day. Some of the blooms available are roses, tulips, and other bright spring cuts and sizes with various price ranges.

Don’t believe your mother when she says “I don’t really want any gift for Mother’s Day”, because at the back of her mind she is longing to receive a special gift from her kids.  It could be as simple as a corsage that she can wear on special occasions, or a bouquet of flowers that she could place in her living room for decoration.

People have always associated Mother’s Day with flowers. There is an old tradition that if your mother is still alive, then you should wear a red flower on your lapel. If your mother is no longer alive, then the flower on your lapel should be white. Fewer people observe this tradition nowadays, and this is probably good. It is difficult for a person to commemorate Mother’s Day if one’s mother is already deceased. Announcing it to the world by wearing a white blossom only triggers emotions of loss and is therefore not encouraging.

Anna Jarvis, the person known for sponsoring Mother’s Day in America, chose to wear a white blossom on the very first Mother’s Day because that was her mom’s favorite color. However, when she eventually observed that florists have become too money-driven and would do anything to get customers, she initiated a long standing feud against them.

Anna Jarvis said these words in expression of her disappointment with the flower industry: “What will you do to route bandits, pirates and racketeers that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movement and celebrations.”

Here’s where it all get ironic: When Anna was old, penniless, and confined in a nursing home before her death, she wasn’t aware that her expenses were taken care of by the Florist’s Exchange.

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Mothers Day Poem

To That Special Mom

Mother’s Day is a day that is celebrated in many different countries. The ancient Romans also revered their mothers on the day of Juno, the harvest goddess. In the United States, in 1914, a very special woman by the name of Anna Jarvis spearheaded the movement to have a date set aside to revere all moms in this country. Because of her, Mothers Day occurs on every second Sunday in May.

English: Mother's Day card

English: Mother’s Day card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every year, almost everyone scrambles to find the perfect Mother’s Day card with the perfect sentiment or the perfect mother’s day poem.  Many rely on Hallmark or other card companies to do our work for them, while others are more daring and take months or weeks to write that perfect poem for mom.

The high tech sons and daughters choose to let their fingers do the walking over their keyboards; seeking websites that promise “the perfect card.” There are also those individuals that have books bound with personal family photos of themselves, children, family pets and events that have occurred throughout the years.

The do it yourself card maker will patronize either a small independent scrapbooking store or a big box crafting emporium. These shops make card kits that can be put together with some scissors, glue, colorful pens and miscellaneous embellishments. However the makers of these cards are still on their own to find a suitable poem or saying for their one of a kind mom.

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