When you hear "Mother's Day," what pops into your head? For many people, images of greeting cards and flowers picked up at the local grocery store spring to mind...not exactly what Anna Jarvis, the creator of the holiday, had in mind when she declared that Mother's Day would be a day to honor mothers and motherhood. She was so angered by what Mother's Day had become (to her, greeting cards were a sign that people were too lazy to write their own letters) that she later opposed the very holiday that she had created!
With that in mind, this year, why don't you go above and beyond the typical bought-at-the-last-minute card and drugstore present, and actually put some effort into your momís gift? Motherís Day is quickly approaching on May 9, 2010, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time!
Honor your mother with a special gift and let her know how much she means to you. Whether youíre delivering the gift in person or having the gift sent directly to her, she will be delighted to see that you thought of her on her special day.
Mother's Day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates). Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.
Whether taking mom out this year for a Mother's Day brunch or dinner, surprising her with flowers, cards or gifts , be sure to tell your mom know just how much you appreciate her.