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Posted by beneva on April 30, 2014 | Last Updated: March 6, 2020 Holidays

History and Symbolism of Mother’s Day

zoom_AMS133913050394956Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since the late 1800s, but didn’t become a national holiday until 1910 and moms everywhere have Anna Jarvis to thank. In 1907, she began her campaign to honor all mothers living or dead. Today, Mother’s Day is recognized in over 40 countries zoom_M147140421102036around the world, though not all on the same day or with the same meaning. Flowers and jewelry continue to be the most adored gifts for Mother’s Day in America.

Today, pink, purple and white are the favored colors for Mother’s Day flowers. Pink flowers are still frequently chosen due to tradition. White flowers symbolize moms who miss their own mothers due to distance or death and purple flowers represent grace and elegance.

Interested in more fun facts about Mother’s Day? Take a look at our blog!

When picking out Mother’s Day flowers look for flowers that are cheerful, yet affectionate like gerbera daisies, stargazer lilies and orchids. Roses are also a suitable choice, but we suggest non-romantic colors like lavender, and dark pink. View our entire Mother’s Day flower collection at our website.