The idea of recognizing and honoring mothers isn’t a modern one. The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations date back to the days of the Ancient Greeks. They honored Rhea, the Mother of the Gods during springtime celebrations. In 15th century England, Mothering Day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was a day devoted to celebrating all mothers throughout the United Kingdom. Here at Nanz & Kraft Florists, we drew inspiration from the moms of all of our employees to come up with some gifts that range from sophisticated to whimsical. We’re sure that your mom will love our selection as much as we do.
Mother’s Day History in the United States
Julia Ward Howe was the first woman to come up with the idea to honor mothers. She conceived of the idea in 1872. She was so passionate about the idea, she decided to host women’s gatherings in her Boston home. After she stopped contributing money for the celebrations, people stopped recognizing mothers on a designated day.
When Anna Jarvis’ mother died on May 5, 1905, she asked the pastor of her West Virginia church to deliver a sermon in remembrance. After that, Mrs. Jarvis called upon members of the church to help her write letters to send to business owners, clergymen and politicians, hoping to convince them to lobby for a National Mother’s Day holiday. Her efforts eventually paid off.
By 1911, almost every state was honoring mothers with Mother’s Day celebrations. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill proclaiming the second Sunday of May as an annual National Mother’s Day holiday.
Today, Mother’s Day continues to be observed on the second Sunday of May. We chose a few of the lovely Mother’s Day floral gifts we are offering this year. We hope our suggestions will help you in choosing the perfect gift for your own mother.
Our most lavish, sophisticated and elegant Mother’s Day gift is 12 Roses in Waterford Crystal Vase. This arrangement is simple, but over the top. We arrange a dozen velvety red roses in a gorgeous Waterford crystal vase. Your mom will remember your generosity because of the keepsake collectible vase.
The Carol Ann is named after current Nanz & Kraft owners Eddie, Michael, and David’s mom. She possesses the cherished qualities of a true Kentucky mom – a love of cooking for lots of people, and gardening. This pink and purple arrangement combines liatris, roses, lilies, and other seasonal flowers.
The Marina arrangement is a favorite and has been renamed after the mother of one of our designers, Keila Soto. This bouquet bursts with color and features roses, hydrangea, and other beautiful spring flowers.
Mother’s Day is May 10. Plan ahead and order the special flowers of your choice to honor your mother.