We love celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day! She’s always been there for us, so it just seems right to pause and give some extra love and attention to Mom.
Ever wondered how it all started?
The origins of Mother’s Day are found just before the Civil War. In West Virginia, Ann Reeves Jarvis helped to organize “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to help women learn to care for their children.
After the war, these clubs helped unify a region still reeling from the conflict. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” where mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.
In 1870, abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” uniting mothers to promote world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2.
After Ann Reeves Jarvis died in 1905, her daughter Anna Jarvis began the work to create a holiday known as “Mother’s Day.” By 1914, she succeeded when President Woodrow Wilson signed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Later in life she opposed the commercialization of the day, but the deed was done. Mother’s Day is now famous for cards, flowers, phone calls home and more.
Make this Year Extra Sweet
If you’re looking for a special way to make Mother’s Day a little extra sweet, we have plenty of inspiration at the bakery. Stop by or give us a call and we can help you brighten Mom’s day with a pretty cake, delicious cookies, a Raspberry Dee-light Torte or a number of other delicious treats.
Who knew love came with frosting or a chocolate drizzle?! We did! And we’re ready for you and Mom this year.
Whatever her favorite flavor, we can help you say “I love you, Mom” with just the right touch of sweetness.