A time to celebrate mothers in Frisco Texas
Well, it is that time of year again. As the second Sunday of May gets closer, it’s time to think of ways to celebrate mothers – although, of course, that’s a worthy pursuit at any time of year!
At the Roger Welch Agency, we normally focus on helping folks with their homeowners insurance or auto insurance in Frisco Texas. Click here for more information about our agency. However, we thought it would be fun to give you a little of the history behind Mother’s Day, as well as a few ideas to honor the special women in all our lives.
According to the website MothersDayCentral.com, the ancient Egyptians would hold an annual festival to honor “the mother of the pharaohs” – which to them was the goddess Isis. This is one of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a mother.
How Mother’s Day came to be in the United States
In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a social activist and poet (and author of the lyrics for “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”) had became distraught by the toll of the Civil War. She issued a “Mother’s Day Proclamation” that year, calling on mothers to protest the killing and create a day celebrating peace and motherhood.
Howe’s proclamation did not result in a national Mother’s Day. However in 1908, Anna Jarvis of West Virginia took up the cause. It seems she wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of making a celebration of all mothers. As a result, more than 40 states were holding Mother’s Day services by 1909, even though it was not a national holiday.
In 1912, according to Wikipedia, West Virginia was the first state to officially observe Mother’s Day. Jarvis continued to promote the day until President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914.
She later regretted creating the holiday, believing that it had become too commercialized.
Enough with the history – where are the gift ideas for Frisco TX?
We know you might have more urgent concerns on your mind, like last-minute shopping, so here are the most popular Mother’s Day gifts, according to MothersDayCentral.com.
There are many places in Frisco Texas to purchase a gift for your Mom.
Of course, perhaps the best gift of all is contacting and letting the mothers in your life know just how much they mean to you. Here’s to a Happy Mother’s Day!
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