The origins of the day date back to the 1800’s when a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis started Mother’s Day Work Clubs to help local women and their children.
In the early 20th century, thanks to Ann’s daughter Anna, Mother’s Day was conceived to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Anna, who never married nor had children herself, lobbied to get her holiday added to the national calendar. In 1914, her persistence paid off and President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
However, she eventually became disillusioned with the commercialism and profiteers from the floral and greeting card industry who took advantage of the holiday and by 1948 she actually disowned the Mother’s Day all together.
To this day, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers with gifts and flowers, and taking them out to dinner. It has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Santa and his elves would be surprised.
Another way to make Mom feel special is to treat her to a spa day and a mani-pedi. You can splurge a little on the spa day because if you buy Color Street nail polish strips for the mani-pedi you will have lots of money left over. A set of nail strips only costs between $11-$13 and they have now come out with a line of nail strips shaped perfectly for our toes.
They are super easy to apply and come in a lot of pretty colors, designs and glitters to make mom or grandma feel special and loved.
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If you’d like a free sample to try just fill out this google form and I’ll send you one.
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