Celebrating 100 years of mother’s days
It’s almost mother’s day, and this one is a big one. Mother’s Day became a recognized holiday in 1914 in the United States. That means that this Mother’s Day, May 11th, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day. Make this one count, campers!
The mother who inspired mother’s day
Over 150 years ago in Virginia, a woman saw desperate need in her community to educate families about sanitation and disease in order to prevent further illness and reduce infant mortality. That woman was Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis. Back then, she started Mothers’ Day Work Clubs and with the help of other moms in the community they raised money to buy medicine and hired women to assist in families where the mother had fallen ill. And she started this whole movement while pregnant with her 6th child!!! Is it any wonder that her daughter, Anna Jarvis, wanted to memorialize and celebrate the charitable, selfless nature of her mother? She succeeded in having Mother’s Day declared a nationally recognized holiday in May of 1914.
- Approximately 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day in the United States.
- In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with ‘M’
- The most common flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation. It was Ann Jarvis’ favorite flower.
- One quarter of all flowers sold during holidays in one year are sold on mother’s day
- We spend approximately $14 billion on mother’s day
- Research has proven that there are actually health benefits to receiving flowers. They bring immediate joy and happiness, and some studies have shown that flowers in the home can have a positive effect on stress and anxiety.
- In the former Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mother on Mother’s Day. In order to be freed she had to pay them with treats. Note: Don’t try this at home. Stick to adoring, pampering and celebrating your mother.
- Mother’s Day is celebrated in close to 50 countries in different parts of the world
Don’t forget about mother nature
Grab your mom and your camper and head out and celebrate both your mom, and Mother Nature. It’s spring time, so instead of buying flowers, get out there and see the may flowers that are popping up everywhere. Here in Colorado alone we have four gorgeous national parks. So make this mother’s day a double celebration. We at Phoenix Pop Up campers love the outdoors. That is why we have been in the camping business for over 40 years. Every camper is different, that’s why we customize every single Pop Up camper, working directly with you to ensure that you get a camper to fit your families camping style. It’s a whole new way to experiencing the great outdoors.
Authors note: Oh, and what I wrote earlier about skipping the store bought flowers, forget that. You should definitely buy your mom flowers…then take her outdoors to see the wildflowers blooming.