May 13, 2018
It’s finally here! That one time a year when you say “OMG…I sound like my Mother, I look like my Mother, I’m acting like my Mother” and you totally embrace it. Yes, It’s Mother’s Day! It’s time to honor that sweet soul who constantly reminds you that you were a big headed baby.
A Long History of Loving Mom
So, how did this day of reckoning come about? The American incarnation (remember that word ‘carnation’) of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Following her mother’s death in 1905, Anna conceived Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Guessing that the sacrifices back then were a bit different than today. No driving to 2 a day swim practices, replacing the phone you left in the bathroom, understanding why you hated her when you turned 13, and accepting the increase in the insurance premium when you started to drive. Surely, all relative to the times.
Anna’s original conception of the holiday was a simple celebration between mothers and families. She wanted children to visit their mothers and have mom wear a white carnation (the official Mother’s Day flower) as a badge of honor. She involved the floral industry as a way of raising the profile of the celebration… thank you, Anna!
Market Bloom's Moms
Without Mothers like Patricia, Hope, Rita, Josephine, MaryAnne, Lara, Debbie, Tina, and the list goes on, there would be no Market Blooms. We are grateful for all of these Moms.
We've Got Fresh Flowers Fit For Mom
Just an FYI…..we will be offering more than just the ‘white carnation’ at Market Blooms this week. Flowers are arriving from Holland, California, South America, Thailand, and most importantly, local. It’s our honor to help you honor your Mom. Feel free to place an online delivery order or call the store and we can discuss your needs.