Have you ever stopped to think about where Mother's Day came from, who started this celebration of motherhood, and what the roots of this special celebration really are? I did some research this week and was amazed at the long and rich history of this special day - and how many forms it takes across the world! Most every country and culture on the planet has some special day set aside in honor of Mom, and each of them do it just a little bit differently. Here in America, we get to enjoy the nurturing of Mother Nature as the seasons change while we remember the nurturing qualities of our own Mother's as well.
In 1870,. Julia Ward Howe, a social activist and poet, made a Mother's Day Declaration - but it simply wouldn't stick. It took until 1908 when Anna Jarvis fought hard, made some great marketing moves, and finally convinced President Woodrow Wilson declared it an official holiday in 1914.
Mother's Day also has some ancient roots. The ancient Greek cult of Cybele may have been one of the first recognized dates of celebration for Mother's, and the traditional Christian holiday of Mothering Sunday also honors the earthy Mother's who love and care for us every day.
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This year I decided to do something special for all of the wonderful Mother's out there - I created a beautiful hand painted silk wrap bracelet with a sterling silver charm that reads 'mom'. To add something really special, blue, amethyst, and purple genuine Swarovski crystals have been added for color, shine, and depth.
My goal with this special Mother's Day 2012 gift idea was to allow you to select something truly unique for your mom that will really get your message across! I absolutely love this time of year, the changing weather, and the special opportunity to thank and celebrate all the Mother's in our lives! See the 2012 Mother's Day Gift Wrap Bracelet here!
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