Today, Sunday, May 12 is Mother's Day in many countries.

Some Facts about Mothers' Day
One of the earliest celebrations for Mothers was in Greece in honor of Rhea, the goddess of fertility and motherhood.

"Mother's Friendship Day" came into effect during and following the American Civil War.
Ann Jarvis made a concerted effort to foster friendship and community between the mothers on both sides of the war.
She started a committee in 1868 which established the first glimmer of today's holiday.
Her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis honoured her mother by establishing a day of observance that became the basis
for today's Mother's Day.
Anna Jarvis created the Mother's Day International Association in order for the second Sunday in May to be recognized
as Mother's Day. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson legitimized the celebration as a nationwide holiday.

The most popular gifts are cards and flowers. Every year there are approximately 152 million Mother's Day cards sent.
Mother's Day is the third highest selling holiday for flowers.

The image on this Blog Post is a gift my son, Nikolai made me when he was in Grade 2.
Since it has a magnet glued on the back, it's home is on the filing cabinet in my office.

Celebrating all the wonderful people who Mother  others. 

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