Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 8, 2006
Mother’s Day was not an official holiday in the United States until 1914. Modern Americans can thank the perseverance and determination of a woman named Anna Jarvis who, deeply devoted to her own mother, helped to make Mother’s Day an official U.S. holiday.
Jarvis’s mother, Anna Maria Reeves Jarvis, was an activist during the Civil War and lost 8 of her 12 children before they reached adulthood. When she died in 1905, Anna (daughter) was distraught and vowed to devote her life to honoring her mother. Her devotion led her to strive to appoint an official U.S. holiday to recognize mothers. Though Mother’s Day had been celebrated informally for many years, Jarvis wrote many important figures (including U.S. congressmen and prosperous businessmen), imploring them to back Mother’s Day as an official holiday.
Anna’s efforts finally paid off. In 1910, the governor of West Virginia declared Mother's Day a state holiday on the second Sunday in May. The following year, every other state followed suit. By 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill declaring Mother’s Day a Federal Holiday.
At first, celebrations of Mother's Day were relatively private, where children would accompany their mothers to the churches where their baptisms were held. Gradually though, Mother's Day has flourished into a significant and memorable occasion where many people express their love for their mothers through thoughtful gifts and quality time with family.
Flowers have always been a great way to express love to our mothers and other special people in our lives. This year 1-800-I-LOVE-YOU Flowers and Gifts is featuring their Capodimonte Teapot Bouquet and Teacup Bouquet both featured items from Teleflora. Also featured this year are two vase bouquets from Fenton and two from Galway. Ken Summerville, C.E.O. of 1-800-I-LOVE-YOU says "Sales are already starting to bloom this year with many bouquets being scheduled for delivery the Friday before Mothers Day to offices and businesses giving moms bragging rights from their sons and daughters."
Mother's Day isn't just for moms anymore. Wives, sisters, daughters and grandmothers alike will be showered with flowers and gifts this Mother's Day, nearly 40% of husbands plan to purchase a gift for their wives.
Founded in 1934, Teleflora is the world's leading floral wire service, providing products, services and programs to over 20,000 member florists in the U.S. and Canada. Online nationwide florist, 1-800-I-LOVE-YOU Flowers and Gifts is one of the larger wire services in the Teleflora network. The bouquets are delivered by a local Teleflora florist and there is never a wire fee or service fee when ordered online at http://www.800iloveyou.com
Online orders this year will receive the $3 off for all Mothers Day bouquets without needing to send in the coupon for credit like previous years so that will certainly make most moms proud, just order online at http://www.800iloveyou.com or call 1-800-456-8396.