This Sunday we celebrate some of the most important people in the world – mothers. Mother’s day originated in West Virginia, and was proclaimed an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. Since then, this annual celebration honours mothers and motherhood each year. It is acknowledged worldwide primarily throughout the months of March to May; in North American it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This commercial holiday boasts significant spending. In fact, consumers spend nearly 75% more on Mother’s day compared to Father’s day. To find out which country spends the most on lavish gifts for deserving moms, click here.
The library has a list of resources related to mothers and motherhood. Looking for inspirational stories? We also have Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul available as an e-book. For great gift ideas, read this article from People, or this one from Alive: Canada’s Natural health & Wellness Magazine. For those of you who are a little more adventurous, why not treat mom to a home-made meal? InStyle magazine has this delicious lunch menu including recipes and time-saving tricks and tips to make everything extra special.
Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, i owe to my angel mother.” So be sure to tell your mom how much she means to you, and be sure to let us know how you’ll be honouring your mom this Sunday.