Mother's Day in the United States is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May to recognize motherhood and the contributions mothers make to society. Although many Mother's Day celebrations world-wide have different origins and traditions, most have been influenced by the American tradition established in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, who campaigned to make it an official holiday.
Traditions on this day include churchgoing, the distribution of carnations, and family dinners.
How do you celebrate Mother's Day in your family?
My sister attended a Mother's Day luncheon in her community and sent me this list shared at the luncheon. Some of those comments were such warm reminders of years spent with my own mother
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
and my children,
A mother's job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.
and now I watch my grandchildren with their mother.
Mom's are better than the FBI - they know you did it, when you did it, how you did it, whom you did it with and they hear you hiding the evidence.
You have no idea how representative these sayings are of my life. ;-)
I would think baking a cake special for your Mom would please her. However, if you know she really likes ice cream cake, that may be the best choice. I doubt if you can go wrong either way since she will be happy with the thought her daughter put into the celebration.
I am preparing lunch for my Mom after church and I've invited a friend (mother) whose son is overseas. I know she misses him. My daughters also are too far away to be with me on Mother's Day. I am fortunate that I still have my Mom close by, and I have bought her a card and several gifts.
I hope your day with your Mom goes well!
I am in Australia and the traditions are very similar to those in the states. My husband and 2 neighbors (both husbands) thought of this plan...
12:00-2:30- Dads watch all the kids and cook yummy desserts for the Mums. Mums get to escape to a separate house (NO kids;) to have drinks, dance, sing and chat.
2:30-8:00- Mums join Dads and the kids and we all eat and hang out until bedtime.
Since Mother's Day in Australia is a day earlier because of the time difference, I get to extend the holiday by Skyping with my Mom, grandmother and friends on Monday which is Sunday (Mother's Day) in the States.
At the Australian school, the kids make presents for their mother such as a card on homemade paper and flattened flowers, necklaces and cookies. They also go shopping at the "Mums Store" set up at school. They can spend up to $5 to buy their mums a present. My son bought me pink fuzzy socks (its winter here so a very practical gift.)
Have a lovely Mother's Day everyone!