Throughout history we have celebrated mothers. Anna Jarvis, who in 1908 held a memorial ceremony in honor of her own mother as well as all mothers, created the holiday. She wrote numerous letters to businesses, various churches and politicians to promote the day. Her efforts led people in the United States to begin to recognize Mother’s Day, and the celebration spread to other countries. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson made it official and declared the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day in the USA.
Mothers nurture us, teach us, feed us, clean up after us, fund our fun and education, and put us before themselves. They ask for little in return. Moms tend to see your happiness and well-being as payment for all their hard work. Of course, they deserve at least one day of recognition, and this year we will do so on May 8, 2016.
So how will you celebrate your mother this year?
In the USA we make mom breakfast in bed or take her to brunch. Many times there are flowers, if not jewelry involved. Mom is to do no work on this day. Other countries, like France for example, celebrate Mother’s Day in much the same way.
In Mexico, Mother’s Day is serious business. It is by far the busiest day of the year for restaurants. The day is filled with great food, much celebration, flowers (an absolute must) and music by way of serenading mariachis.
Brazilians will tell you that Mother’s Day is second only to Christmas when it comes to gifts, church gatherings, and performances. Moms can expect a fabulous barbecue in their honor on this day.
In Japan, moms are given carnations, which represent the gentle strength of mothers. Children will typically create a drawing for mom; several areas even hold art contests. Of course, kids do the chores for the day, leaving mom to rest and relax.
Australians also present carnations to mom. Mother’s Day in Australia is also a day for raising funds for women’s causes.
Ethiopians celebrate mothers as part of a three-day festival, which celebrates clear skies after the rainy season. Daughters traditionally gift mom with vegetables, butter, spices and cheese, while sons bring meat.
In Serbia, lots of rope sales take place in December, which is also when the holidays of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Children’s Day are celebrated. Children are tied up and must agree to behave before being let loose on Children’s Day. Next it’s mom’s turn; on her day she is tied up and must supply treats and gifts to the children before being untied. Dads are also tied up on their day and not set free until they provide Christmas gifts to their family.
No matter your way of celebrating Mom, a few loving words from you, and crafted into a colorful and animated Snote, is a great way to celebrate and honor her.
With a Snotes Premium account, you can create and print your own customized greeting card with a true message from the heart. Or you could get really creative and print out all kinds of Snotes to Mom – leaving them taped to the refrigerator, at the kitchen table, on top of the washer or dryer or delivered on a tray when you serve her breakfast in bed – all with the message of no cooking, no cleaning, no washing or drying – today all you do is get loved.
The wonderful thing about Snotes is that we supply the canvas and leave you to come up with more creative, unexpected ways to surprise Mom and to let her know again and again just how much she means to you.
Learn how easy it is to make a Snote, and send along your love to mom today!