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Special Gifts for Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I know many of you will be searching for that special gift for that special mother!

Facts You May Not Know About Mother’s Day –

The origin of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the Roman civilization in 250 BC. In their spring festival, the Romans worshiped a mother goddess on the Ides of March, or March 15. The festival lasted for three days, and was celebrated with parades, games and masquerades.

Officially, the celebration of Mother’s Day can be credited to Anna Jarvis who wanted a special day to pay respect to her mother. As a result of Anna’s tireless campaign, President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution on May 8, 1914, marking the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Along with the U.S., many countries of the world celebrate Mother’s Day on the same day.

All over the world, carnations are considered to be the flower of Mother’s Day. According to legends, carnations are believed to be made from Mother Mary’s tears when she wept at Jesus Christ’s feet as he was crucified. Pink and red carnations are presented to mothers by their children, while white carnations are offered to those who have passed away.

In the U.S., around 122 million phone calls are made to mothers on this day. Roughly the same number of Mother’s Day cards are exchanged annually.

Here is some great trivia about Mother’s Day!

Mothers Day Trivia: Youngest Mother

The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6 ½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10.

Mothers Day Trivia: Oldest Mother

On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, became the world’s oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy. Satyabhama and her husband had been married 50 years, but this is their first child. The baby was conceived through artificial insemination using eggs from the woman’s 26-year-old niece, Veenarani Mahapatra, and the sperm of Veenarani’s husband.

Mothers Day Trivia: Highest Number of Children in Modern Times

The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina from San Antonio, Chile. Leontina claims to be the mother of 64 children, of which only 55 of them are documented. She is listed in the 1999 Guinness World Records but dropped from later editions.

–Mothersdaycelebration.com

As you think about Mother’s Day, perhaps it is time to think about what to give your mother to show her how much you love and care about her. Traditionally, those gifts consist of flowers, candy, a Hallmark card. But why don’t you think out of the box and give her something unique and beautiful!

 


My wonderful, beautiful and inspiring mother passed away on September 15, 2006. She was not only my beloved mother but the best friend I ever had. I miss her each and every day.

Mother

If a flower blooms in heaven

every moment that we miss you,

You'll stroll forever through blossoms

bending down to kiss you.

I hope everyone gives their mother a big kiss for Mother's Day and please tell her how much she means to you. You will never regret those moments together.

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16 thoughts on “Special Gifts for Mother’s Day!

  1. Really cool facts about mothers day and its origin. It was just my wedding anniversary and I got my wife the typical roses, but I was wondering what flowers would be the typical “traditional” flowers to get her for mothers day.
    I will get her a nice bouquet of carnations from the kids. She will enjoy those. You also had some nice gift ideas. I always like to step up my gift giving to my wife and or mom. Don’t always like to get either of them the same gift year after year. Always need some fresh ideas for what to get them.

    1. Thanks for your comments Frank. Actually the “traditional” flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation, so your kids will give the right flowers! I hope you consider giving your mom and your wife a nice gift that they can cherish for years. I hope you come back to my site again 🙂 

  2. Hi Brenda,

    Beautiful suggestions for Mother’s day gifts.

    Unfortunately, my mom lives far away. I just call her ( also my mother-in-law ) on that day and greet them.

    My greatest memory of Mother’s day was when I and and my son went on vacation for the first time to my hometown after migrating 7 years prior and to celebrate, I bought a personalized cake for my mom and mother-in-law.

    As a mom myself, I feel so appreciated if my kids celebrate the day by giving me some flowers.

    Marita

    1. Hi Marita! Thanks for sharing your memory of Mother’s Day. It’s so nice to have those memories isn’t it! A personalized cake sounds yummy and I’m sure it was enjoyed by all. Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you come back soon 🙂 

  3. Hello Brenda, wow you pulled at my heart strings. My mother left the physical plane in 2013 and I still at times go to pick up the phone. For the longest time I did not get that we made mother’s day into a one day a year event. To me every day is mother’s day.. lol .. but now being a grandmother, I so do like having another day where we really think about love.
    So to all the mothers out there, I wish everyone huge hugs and smiles. Great job on this article Brenda.
    in peace and gratitude ariel

    1. Hi Ariel! I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how very hard it is. My mother’s birthday is May 6 and then the next week is Mother’s Day, so it hits me double hard it seems. I think I understand now how important Mother’s Day is, even if it’s for the children as much as the mothers! So here’s a hug and smile to you, grandma!

  4. I did not know the history of Mother’s Day before reading this article. After being a Mom of 6 for 25 years you think I would have had a clue 🙂
    Those facts! Wow. 5 1/2 years old and a Mom. That is bad in so many ways I do not want to think about it. 65-year-old Mom cannot be easy either. BUT 64 KIDS! My goodness. She needs rewards, presents, and statues in her honor.
    I really enjoyed your article. I just learned a ton! Plus I love the site. Bookmarking and checking out your other links. Thank you.
    Christina

    1. Thank you so much for your comments Christina! I am so glad you found the article interesting. I was surprised when I researched the history of Mother’s Day too, so you are not alone in being surprised! I want to thank you also for bookmarking my site, it means a lot to me and I hope I can bring you more interesting facts!

  5. Some interesting facts you have given us here Brenda, made for an interesting read and very much enjoyed it.
    I am surprised to read that a woman is able to bring to the world 55 documented children! She must have had multiple sets of triplets and quadruplets or more…or what??? for me 3 pregnancies were enough and even then the doctors advised no more for my personal medical safety, so 55 must be really brave (not to mention tiring)!!
    Hope my daughter will surprise me this coming Sunday =)
    Wishing you $ucce$$ – Orion

    1. Thanks for your comments! I know some of those facts are a little disturbing, but apparently true. I would not want to be the woman who had all those children. How would anyone be able to remember all those names?! How was Mother’s Day for you? Did you get a nice surprise? I’m sure your daughter did well and you had a wonderful day!

  6. Hi Brenda,
    Lots of interesting facts about Mother’s Day. I didn’t know the origins, but going back to ancient Fertility Festivals makes sense.
    64 kids! Not a chance! Some of these facts I didn’t need to know, so I’m letting them go.
    I know I love that this is one of those days when my kids really make me feel special. They are special so that make the acknowledgement so wonderful for me.
    I am doing a special painting party for pre-moms (grannie’s) day tomorrow with two of my granddaughters…fun times.
    Thank you.
    Annie

    1. Hi Annie! I love the idea of Grannie’s Day, what a great idea for you and the granddaughters. It sounds like a lot of fun, so keep me posted on how it goes. Thanks for your comment and I hope you come back to visit soon!

  7. Such an inspiring post, Brenda. Mother’s Day is sad for me, as mine as has been gone for two and one-half years. I can’t get over the 64 children either! This must have been a woman who had to be pregnant to feel normal if there is such a thing? As for the 65-year-old woman who had a baby, I can only be happy for her and hope she is enjoying raising her child.

    1. Thanks for commenting on my article Tanya. Mother’s Day is sad for me too, my mom passed in 2006. On top of that her birthday is May 6, so it’s a difficult time for me and my family. Aren’t some of those facts I presented surprising though! I can’t imagine having 64 children or having a baby at 65, but they say truth is stranger than fiction! I hope you managed to get through Mother’s Day and I am so sorry for your loss.

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