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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flowers for Mother's Day

I don't know if I can imagine a Mother's Day without flowers. Why is it that we associate the giving of flowers on that day? What makes them the perfect gift? The actual history of Mother's Day is a bit jumbled with an old pagan tradition of honoring mothers called 'Mothering Day' which is still celebrated in many parts of Europe. However, only the celebration we know as Mother's Day that was begun by Anne Jarvis in the early 20th century and held on the second Sunday of May has such a set date. Other mothering days such as the one most commonly known as Mother's Day in England have various dates throughout the world.

The origin of the tradition of giving flowers on Mothers Day isn't exactly clear either, although the symbol of birth and creation that flowers inspire is probably the reason for the popularity of that particular gift.


While many things about the celebration are a bit hazy the one thing that isn't is how easy the Internet has made giving the gift of flowers on Mother's Day or any other day. 1800flowers is an amazing way to send flowers to your mom on her day, or any loved one anytime, anywhere in the world.

3 comments:

Kristin Joy said...

I admire your opinion!! 1800-flowers is really an amazing way to send flowers to your mom on her special day.

MissWrite said...

Thanks, Kristin Joy. Nice to meet you.

Zarebski said...

Flowers are the best gift for Mother's Day. 1-800-Flowers is my first choice to get beautiful flowers for the great Mother's Day.