Flower in Honor of Mothers
have a special meaning on Mother's Day. Carnations worn on Mother's Day have special flower symbol meanings.
Wear a pink
carnation to honor your mother who is living; wear a white
carnation in memory for a mother who has passed away.
Mother's Day Centennial Celebration - 100 Years
It's been more than 100 years since the official proclamation
of the first national Mother's Day holiday in the US,
signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1908.
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HISTORY of Mother's Day
On the second Sunday
in May across the United States, families celebrate
and honor their mothers on "Mother's Day."
In Mexico, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10; Mothering Sunday in the UK falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
The US Mother's Day holiday started as a continuation of Mothering
Sunday, an English 18th century holiday that permitted
women in service to have a day off to return home to
visit their mothers.
The Mother's Day holiday was adopted
in the United States state by state in response to a
letter-writing campaign led by Anna Jarvis in the early
adoption of the holiday by the state of Virginia, many
other states adopted the Mother's Day holiday, and greeting
card makers promoted Mother's Day, which helped make
it popular nationwide. Since 1915, Mother's Day has
been an officially-recognized US holiday and the most
popular day in America for going out to dinner with
Traditionally, children give their mother a red carnation
to demonstrate their affection, while white carnations
are reserved for remembering mothers who are deceased.
Read more about The Story of US Mother's Day
at the US Embassy web site.
Gifts from the Heart, not from the Wallet
Any gift from a child to a mother is a cherished treasure,
and it's even more precious when the gift is hand made.
Kids and Dads can make special hand-crafted
cards or gifts, or prepare breakfast or dinner for
Mom on her special day - she'll love the attention and
the well-deserved rest.
Day Quick Scrapbook Quotes and Card Art
Right click on the Mother's Day graphics on this page
to save the images to your hard drive to design your own cards, gifts and crafts.
You can use our clip art
in any word-processing or graphics program, or print the graphics
out as-is on a blank sheet of paper and cut apart to
use for paper crafts, scrapbook pages, collages and decorations.
Mother's Day quotes clip art art and word art graphics are available
in our scrapbook section.
Here is one sample of a touching motherhood quote made into word art:
Use these mother's day quotes for greeting cards,
framed desk art, embroidery, posters, or other gifts for your mother or grandmother.
All I am I owe
to my mother.
God could not be everywhere
and therefore He made mothers.
To understand a mother's love, bear your own children.
The mother's heart
is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher
All I am, all I ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Who ... loves me and will love me forever...
which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do
... my Mother
the leaves of friendship fall:
A mother's secret love outlives them
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent
for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
here for our collection of Free Mother's Day Clip Art
Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Personalized!
Laptop bag baby by FamilyWorld
Butterfly Peace Symbol Tshirts by orsobear
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