Show them you took the time to care...
Mother's Day Gift Baskets
Mother's Day Gift Basket:
Subscription to her favorite magazine
Bath salts or aroma therapy bath powder
Home made coupon book (free home cooked dinner, free backrub, free afternoon of quiet, etc.)
A romantic movie DVD
Spa, manicure gift certificate
Picture frames (even better with family pictures inside!)
Heavenly Retreat Gift Baskets
This is the perfect gift for anyone that deserves a treat.
Help them unwind with a relaxing gift basket of pampering spa delights:
* Ribbon-laced photo frame
* Scented bath goodies
* Massager, candles, towels, and more
* Decorative green basket with handles
Or you can make her a Mother's Day gift basket filled with
items that she uses for her hobbies or things she likes to do.
Is she a:
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Simple Pleasures Candle Gift Baskets
# gift basket of life's simple pleasures
* Votive candles, a hand-painted picture frame, and more
* 2-tone woven wicker basket accented with flowers
Sure to make any day special for Mom!
How about something special that makes Mom's whole year great.
A jar filled with quotations and notes for Mom that you make...
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May.
This year the date that Mother's Day falls on is May 13th
Mother's Day dates back to the ancient Romans and made its way to the United States in the early 1900's and finally became a national holiday in 1914.
The earliest tributes to Mother's Day date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during a festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.
In the United States Mother's Day started with one woman named Anna Jarvis. Jarvis was an Appalachian homemaker and she organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions of her community. She thought the day would be best advocated by mothers and called the day "Mother's Work Day."
When Anna Jarvis died in 1905 her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother. Anna remembered that her mother said there were many days dedicated to men but not for mothers. Anna then began to lobby the politicians of the time to support a day dedicated to mothers. Anna Jarvis talked to many politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt hoping they would support her campaign.
Jarvis organized a church service to celebrate her mother in 1908 and Anna handed out white carnations to those in attendance because the white carnation was her mother's favorite flower. Anna Jarvis' hard work began to pay off five years after that service in 1913. The House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on the day many began calling Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May.
Finally on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
The best gift for Mother's Day - a personalized Mother's Day gift basket - of course.
She loved every project, pot holder, painting, and piece of clay artwork you made for her in school - and now
she'll love a gift basket you make just for her...
Decorate and paint a tin or cute bucket, add a beautiful or colorful ribbon, then fill it with cookies...
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