Mother’s Day has been an annual tradition in America since the 19th century, with variations of celebrating the day evolving over the years. The “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” were formed after the Civil War to teach young women how to care for their children. The work clubs segued into “Mother’s Friendship Day” to gather mothers of former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation. An early Christian Festival established “Mothering Sunday” as a means to honor mothers. By 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
This year, show your mother how much she means to you with a specialized gift basket or wreath. Designs by Alfreda can assemble a basket filled with mom’s favorite treats, tea, or spa spoilers to help her relax. The basket is wrapped and punctuated with a handcrafted bow and “wow” factor, making this gift a mom pleaser. Another ideal choice is a lovely custom-made wreath in colors to compliment mom’s home décor. A wreath is a constant reminder of your love for the woman who has given so much to you.