Tag Archive | Mother’s Day

More Mothers Day Quotes


 

• “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Jewish Proverb 

• “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to making leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher 

• Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. ~ Lin Yutang 

• “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” ~ George Washington (1732-1799) 

• “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren, from Women and Beauty 

 “Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) 

• “A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” ~ Unknown 

• “A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” ~ Irish Proverb 

• “The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother–which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.” ~ Sidney J. Harris 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!


Mothers Day Quotes


Mother’s Day is the perfect time to visit with Mom, spend time with her, hold her hands,  look into her eyes and say – “Thanks, Mom!”.  Here are a few inspirational quotes and sayings about mothers and their love by some famous and infamous people throughout history.  Choose your favorite saying and add it to the card message you include with your order of FLOWERS for that special Mom.  

• “Mother is the name for god on the lips and hearts of all children.” ~ Brandon Lee 

• “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~ Washington Irving 

• “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” ~ Marion C. Garretty 

• “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

• “Richer than Gold You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” ~ Strickland Gillilan 

• “There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” ~ Archibald Thompson 

• “The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice…MOTHER” ~ Joel Barquez 

• “This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love’s true instinct, back to thee!” ~ Thomas Moore 

 

 To help you with your flower selection, call us at  954-981-5515 or 800-966-3336. Be sure to order early for best selection and preferred delivery times.  Visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com for our selection of flowers, plants, giftware.

 

 

 

Still More Mothers Day Traditions


Along with America, at least 46 other countries, including New Zealand, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Turkey and Belgium celebrate Mothers Day, most on the second Sunday of May. Many people follow the custom on Mother’s Day of wearing a carnation. A coloured carnation means that a person’s mother is living while a white carnation honours a person’s mother who is dead. 

In Yugoslavia on “Materitse,” “Materice,” or Mother’s Day, the children tie up their mother, releasing her only when she has paid them with sweets or other goodies. 

In France children Mother’s Day is refered to as Fete des Meres. It provides children and adults to honour their mothers and give her gifts and treats. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in May. It is treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the family gathers for a special meal. 

In Europe, people on Mother’s Day honor their mothers as well as the church. They respect the “Mother Church” – the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. The church festival got blended with the Mothering Sunday celebration. 

In Spain Mother’s Day is celebrated on 8th December. It is closely associated with Mother Mary – the mother of Jesus. On this children send special cards, chocolates, flowers and other presents to their mothers. But many children make their own presents for their mothers. 

In Sweden Mother’s Day is on the last Sunday in May and is a family holiday. The Swedish Red Cross sells small plastic flowers on the days leading up to Mother’s Day. The money raised from the sale of the flowers is used to help needy mothers and their children. 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!

 

More Mothers Day Around the World


Native American Indian women have long been honored with the name, “Life of the Nation” for their gift of motherhood to the tribes. 

• Ancient Egyptians believed that “Bast” was the mother of all cats on Earth, and that cats were sacred animals. 

• Buddha honored mothers when he said, “As a mother, even at the risk of her own life, loves and protects her child, so let a man cultivate love without measure toward the whole world.” 

• In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the “Mother of All the Living.” 

• During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday.” Servants would go home to see their families, bringing cakes and sweets to their moms. This custom was called “going a-mothering”. Each mother would recieve a simnel-cake (Latin for “fine flour) and mother’s would give a blessing to their children. 

• Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day in the United states. Her mother died, and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered. She asked that white carnations be the official mother’s day symbol. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother’s Day a national holiday. 

• Just nine years later, Anna filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over- commercialization of Mother’s Day. She lost her fight. Now, cards, letters, candy and dinners out mark Mother’s Day for most families. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection and quiet prayer by families, thanking God for all that mothers had done. 

• Mother Earth is also known as “Terra Firma”. That title is a Latin translation of some lines from one of the Greek poet, Homer’s, greatest poems. 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!

 

 

 

 

History of Mothers Day


It started in Rome and became a United States national holiday less than 100 years ago

You may think it was all started by Hallmark in an effort to sell cards, but that’s not the case at all.  Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient Romans and made its way to the United States in the early 1900’s and finally became a national holiday in 1914.

The earliest tributes to Mother’s Day date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.  Christians celebrated a Mother’s Day of sorts during a festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ.  In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers.  It was then called Mothering Sunday.

In the United States it started with one woman named Anna Jarvis.  Jarvis was an Appalachian homemaker and she organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions of her community.  She thought the day would be best advocated by mothers and called the day “Mother’s Work Day”.

When Anna Jarvis died in 1905 her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother.  Anna remembered that her mother said there were many days dedicated to men but not for mothers.  Anna then began to lobby the politicians of the time to support a day dedicated to mothers.  Anna Jarvis talked to many politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt hoping they would support her campaign. 

Jarvis organized a church service to celebrate her mother in 1908 and Anna handed out white carnations to those in attendance because the white carnation was her mother’s favorite flower.  Anna Jarvis’ hard work began to pay off five years after that service in 1913.  The House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on the day many began calling Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May.

Finally on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.  

“Now, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby direct the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings and do invite the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

That was the first official Mother’s Day and the tradition carries on to this day.  In fact, Mother’s Day has flourished in the United States .  The second Sunday in May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers. (source: chiff.com)

 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!