Mother’s Day is a day that stirs our emotions, at any age. As children, we try to do all sorts of greeting cards, ornaments and small gifts that we offer, with shining eyes and joy to our mother. As adults, we remember those days with nostalgia and on Mother’s day, we offer to those who brought us on this world more practical gifts. Or, even more beautiful is when we receive, with increased emotion, delicate gifts from our children, children who remind us of our own childhood… Probably everybody remembers the first gift that he\she has ever offered to his/her mother and most mothers keep, in a safe place, the first gift from her child.
Because all things have a beginning, you should know that in 1910, in Copenhagen, it was decided that March 8 is the International Woman’s Day. It seems that women have then began to ask for their rights. In 1857, even on March 8, women held a protest in New York City. After several such demonstrations, now in most states March 8 is considered a day in which women are celebrated, and some countries even have “a woman’s week” type of celebration. In America, we celebrate the woman’s month in March. In some countries, this date is a considered to be meant for a double celebration; both mothers and women who are not yet mothers celebrate the Mother’s Day.
In Italy, women receive yellow mimosa and in Russia, men offer chocolate to all the women in their life. As for the Mother’s Day, it seems that it has its origins in Ancient Greece. Greeks celebrated Rhea, the mother of all gods. The Romans also have a special occasion dedicated to women: Maturnalia.
The British have had a special such day since 1600 and it became known as the “Mothering Sunday”. That day, all the servants who worked away from home were allowed to go and spend a day with their mothers. In America, the celebration has emerged as a shouting, wanting to unite women who were against the war. One militant, Ana Jarvis, made it possible for the Mother’s day to be celebrated in almost every state in 1911 . In time, the holiday has lost its initial attributes, becoming a commercial holiday.
There are numerous gift ideas for Mother’s Day: it all depends on the tastes, hobbies, age of the person you offer them to and, why not admit it, on your financial possibilities. You can choose from expensive gifts, such as jewelry, fur coats, gift cards, trips, artwork, or from more affordable giftssuch as a great book, CDs with the music that she loves, a purse, a scarf, a makeup kit and various cosmetics. Moreover, for those who have no financial possibilities, the ideas that can be considered are numerous as well: a walk in the park with your mom or a helping hand in the household (general cleaning would be a good example). Thses will pleasantly surprise your mothers.
Nevertheless, beyond the gifts, remember that a smile, a hug, a flower for your mother and five extra minutes spent with our girlfriend before going to work mean much more than you think. And you, those who receive these gifts, do it with a smile, with an open heart and warmth. Give and receive joy and love whenever this is possible!11