From the dawn of history, there have been countless ways that the matriarchs of our societies and families have been honored for their place of esteem. Even today, in countries as diverse as Thailand, Ireland, and Ethiopia and the United States, mothers are celebrated in unique ways. However, although customs may differ, the sentiment is the same. Mothers’ Day is set aside to show mom how much you love and appreciate her in your life, and to thank her for her contributions and involvement in our homes and communities.
In the United States, Mother’s Day became an official national observance in 1914. Championed by Anna Jarvis, the idea was to pause and reflect on what our mothers mean to us; Ms. Jarvis saw it as a day of family prayer and togetherness, without distraction from worldly things. Ironically, after successfully creating the holiday in honor of her mother, Anna would fight to cancel Mothers’ Day later in her life; vastly disappointed in the fact that the day was overly commercialized, and citing her belief that the true integrity of this holiday was lost. Although it is true that Mother’s Day is one of the largest consumer holidays on the calendar, most still believe that the heart and soul of what makes it so important is still as prevalent as it was over 100 years ago when it began.
Showing someone how much you care through one simple gift can be a challenge, but the floral experts here at Nanz & Kraft know that flowers can speak heartfelt messages when you get to know their distinctive symbolism. Choosing flowers based on their meaning is a wonderful way to create the story of your mother in living color.
- Roses are symbolic of appreciation, especially shades of pink.
- Pink calla lilies express deep gratitude
- Iris flowers are known to represent wisdom.
- Orchids represent grace and beauty.
- Gerbera daisies represent a cheerful nature and simple joy.
This May 8th, your go-to Lousiville florist is Nanz & Kraft Florists– choose from our wide selection, or create a masterpiece all your own. Either way, your mom will love it.