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Mother’s Day Began With One Woman’s Tribute to Her Own Mom

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” -Tenneva Jordan

mothers-day-facts-2011-jarvis_35341_600x450Anna Jarvis

We owe the celebration of Mother’s Day to the determination of one daughter, Anna Jarvis.

During the Civil War, Anna’s mother, Ann Jarvis, cared for the wounded on both sides of the conflict. She also tried to orchestrate peace between Union and Confederate moms by forming a Mother’s Friendship Day. When the elder Jarvis passed away in 1905, her daughter was devastated. She would read the sympathy cards and letters over and over, taking the time to underline all the words that praised and complimented her mother.

Jarvis needed an outlet to memorialize her mother. So she began a letter writing campaign to promote a day that would honor all mothers. ¬†Eight years of full time lobbying efforts eventually drew the support of church organizations, the floral industry (a wise move on their part), and Wanamakers Department store and, in 1914, Congress adopted the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Pyramid Studios would like to wish all Mothers a very special holiday!

Here we feature family bracelets from Reflection Beads. Children can build bracelets for mom featuring the birthstones of mother and all the children. There’s plenty of room for the birthstones of grandkids as they arrive. As the family grows the bracelet can mark the memories.

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