Mother’s Day began in 1908 when West Virginia’s Anna Jarvis memorialized her mother, who had cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day to be a national holiday on the second Sunday of May. Today in the United States, $24 billion is spent on Mother’s Day, making it one of the top days for giving flowers and cards.
Honoring mom in the home. Honor the moms in your life with something besides flowers, cards and chocolates. Here are a few ideas.