Anna Jarvis wanted to do something to honor the memory of her mother who died in 1905. So she began to lobby for a National Mother's Day celebration. It took almost 10 years, but in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson finally designated the second Sunday in May as an official holiday dedicated to Mothers.
Unfortunately, Anna came to regret her part in making Mother's Day a national holiday. She eventually felt that the true spirit of Mother's Day had been corrupted by commercialization and greed.
Mother's Day Facts from the Census Bureau
There are approximately 80.5 million mother in the U.S.
Flowers, Perfume and Jewelery are the gifts of choice for Mother's Day.
In the U.S., 5.6 million moms stay home to care for their children.
There are 10.4 million single U.S. mothers caring for children under 18.
Mother's Day Cards form Gulf Shores
Only a few cards, but the site offers a really nice do-it-yourself pop-up card.
BrainyBetty Mother's Day Cards
Choose from 20 different front designs for blank cards.
Printng Quarter Fold or Half Fold Cards with matching envelopes. The online template allows you to customize your greeting.
This site has a small selection of Mother's Day Cards and Poems geared toward children.
All Free Printable
Offers a nice selection Quarter fold cards, as well as Pintable Mother's Day coupon Books and bookmarks.
offers Three quality half fold Cards for Mother's Day.
Mother's Day E-cards
10 vintage images of mothers with children.
E-cards for all moods, funny, sentimental, heartfelt and more.
Pats Web Graphics
Free Borders and Backgrounds to dress up you website for Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Iron Ons
Use these iron-ons to sreate a unique Mother's Day T-shirt and it will remind mom how much you love her every time she opens the closet.