Guest Author - Kim Lynch
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.
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Cannon Creative Park
Funny, serious and sentimental cards are among the thirty plus cards offered by Cannon.
Lovely cards with options for different sizes from note cards to full size cards.
Offers nine quality Cards for Mother's Day.
Printing Quarter Fold or Half Fold Cards with matching envelopes. The online template allows you to customize your greeting.
All Free Printable
Offers a nice selection Quarter fold cards, as well as Printable Mother's Day coupon Books and bookmarks.
Cute cards for young children or those who are simply young at heart, to print and give to mom.
BrainyBetty Mother's Day Cards
Choose from 20 different front designs for blank cards.
This site has a small selection of Mother's Day Cards and Poems geared toward children.
Mother's Day Cards form Gulf Shores
Only a few cards, but the site offers a really nice do-it-yourself pop-up card.