Mother’s Day: Then And Now

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Mother’s Day in the United States originates back to the Mother’s Day Proclamation of 1870 by Julia Ward Howe.  The document was written from this feminist as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.  Despite her efforts, and many women after her, Mother’s Day was not made an official national holiday until 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson.

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Today we show this “love and reverence” by creating handmade cards, making breakfast in bed, and often sending beautiful floral and plant gifts.  In fact, Mother’s Day continues to be one of the biggest days for flower sales, greeting card sales, and long-distance telephone calls.  So whether the Mother in your life is near or far, flowers continue to be the one special way to say thank you for everything you do on Mother’s Day.

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A great feature of Mother’s Day is the time of year we celebrate it.  The beginning of May is right about the time when the weather is really transitioning and the beautiful outdoors seem to come alive.  This being said, a decorative planter filled with outdoor plants is the perfect for garden enthusiasts, or someone who just wants a little outdoor color on their porch or deck.  A mixture of annuals and perennials will put a smile on any Mother’s face.  And when the weather is gardening ready, the special mother in your life can plant your lovely gift.

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