MotherÂ´s Day Flower Gifts
Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. Mother’s Day is celebrated in England, Wales, Scotland, R.O. Ireland on 4th Sunday of Lent usually in March/April and on 2nd Sunday in May in US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, and most other countries.
Mother carries the child in her womb for nine months and in her heart for the rest of her life.
Mother is undoubtedly the most beautiful and lovable word in any language. Mother stands for millions of things she gives to her children – Mother stands for sacrifices, pain, grief and sorrows which she has to undergo to keep her children happy and secure. Her presence affects our entire life and a mother cannot be replaced by anyone and anything.
Nothing, whether in kind or service, can even equal the services rendered by a mother to her child. Still gifting a flower to her on Mother’s Day is the best way of saying thanks. A flower bouquet or a flower basket will remain a cherished keepsake, and a treasure for our mother. It would be great if you could add a Mother’s Day Quotation for the flower gift to your mother.
Mother’s Day in History
- Motherhood has been celebrated through the ages. The earliest tributes to Mother’s Day date back to the annual spring festival, the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of deities, and to the offerings of ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.
- In the 1600’s, in England there was an annual observance called Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday was celebrated during Lent, on the fourth Sunday. On Mothering Sunday, the servants, who generally lived with their employers, were encouraged to return home and honor their mothers.
- In the U.S., in 1908 Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the death anniversary of her mother. A memorial service was held there on May 10, 1908.
- Jarvis and others began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother’s Day. They were successful. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day a national observance that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
Mother’s Day Flowers
Flowers are the best gifts for our mothers since flowers are the symbols of pure love, just like that of the mother’s love. Indeed Mother’s Day started out with children presenting their Mother with a flower. Even Miss Jarvis used to distribute flowers to mothers, especially carnations.
The traditional Mother’s Day flower is a carnation, either pink carnations given to mothers to represent love for them, or white carnations worn in respect for those mothers who are no longer living. This custom originated in the US where in 1906 Anna Jarvis promoted the wearing of her mother’s favourite flower, a white carnation. Although carnations are the traditional Mother’s Day flower, any arrangement of bright, cheerful flowers are good as Mother’s Day flowers . In most countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated during Spring, ensuring a wide selection of beautiful blooms, just in time for Mother’s Day bouquets.
Although carnations are the popularly gifted flowers on Mother’s Day, a boquet of mature blooming roses and spring flowers like Narcissus, Tulips, Daffodils, etc. are also gifted more often on Mother’s Day. The name of the flower is not important but the meaning of your flower gift matters a lot. It is thus advised to understand the underlying meanings of flowers before you choose a flower for your mother.
If you are at a distance from your mother, you can send Mother’s Day flowers online. Still, it is appropriate to choose flowers from the online florists based on the meaning of the flowers being gifted and the personal likes and dislikes of our mother in terms of color and fragrance of flowers.
It is worth looking at some of the statistics involving Mother’s day flower gifting. 62% of all Mother’s day flower gifts are purchased by women. Of fresh cut flowers purchased for Mother’s Day, mixed flowers, roses and carnations are very popular.