Mother’s Day is May 13, 2018. Are you ready to celebrate with all the moms in your family? From grandma who spends so much time loving her grandchildren and giving them extra attention to the newly expectant mother who is looking forward with apprehension to the unknown world of parenting, every mother deserves a little special treatment on this holiday just for her.
The celebration of mothers can be traced back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals for the mother goddesses. More modern day incarnations of the celebration of mothers showed up in the 1800s. First, Anna Reeves Jarvis created a day she called Mother’s Friendship Day to promote reconciliation between Confederate and Union soldiers after the Civil War, and Julia Ward Howe organized a day calling for mothers to unite in the promotion of world peace.
It wasn’t until the early 1900s that Mother’s Day took the form we recognize today. Anna Jarvis, daughter of Anna Reeves Jarvis, lobbied Congress to set aside a day to honor the sacrifices mothers made to their children. She believed in her cause, creating petitions and garnering support, and in 1914 a proclamation was made to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.
Since that start over one hundred years ago, Mother’s Day has become a big holiday in our country. It’s a time to shower mom with gifts and special things to show her just how much you care. Americans will spend more than 23 billion on gifts for mom this year. The top gifts include:
Greeting Cards (78% of shoppers)
Special Outings, such as brunch or a trip to the zoo (55%)
Gift Cards (43%)
Jewelry and Clothing (35%)
Personal Services, such as a day at the spa or a manicure (22%)
Whether you’re spending time with the family at church, going on a trip with your mom or treating the moms in your life to a day at the spa, the important thing is to show your mom you appreciate all she’s done for you. You’ll find everything you need to make mom’s day special at Thruway Center. Whether you’re looking for a special piece of jewelry, spring flowers or a nice brunch location, we have it all in one convenient location.
Start shopping now to get great ideas for the perfect Mother’s Day celebration at Thruway Center.