Mother's Day 2024: History, Significance, Celebration, Quotes and Wishes

Mother's Day, which is a commemorative day for mothers, falls on the second Sunday of May every year and it is on 12th May for 2024 (this year).

Mother's Day 2024: History, Significance, Celebration, Quotes and Wishes

This day is a special occasion for all the women who have the privilege of being "Moms". It is a day to celebrate them, honor them, and remind them of the amazing things they do in our lives. 

A Journey Through History:

The story of Mother’s Day began with Anna Jarvis who was a daughter of a Civil War veteran in 1908. Anna had lost her mother whom she loved, so she did her best to create a day on which all mothers are appreciated and their unconditional care is honored. Ultimately, her relentless work, the campaign and lobbying, yielded results in 1914 when the US Congress enacted a resolution ceding the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day. This trend was spreading out from the boundaries, gaining a status of an international occasion. 

Beyond the Hallmark Card: The Importance of Mother's Day

Mother's Day goes beyond the ordinary greeting cards and blossoms. This is the day to stop, pause and really look into all the ways in which mothers brighten our existence. They are our mother, our father, our counselor, our supporter and our bestfriend. Their never-ending dedication to our happiness is what defines them, their endless love, and support we can always count on.

Celebrating Mom in Unique Ways:

Expressing heartfelt thoughts is admirable, and picking flowers is beautiful, but you can do more to make this day for your mum unforgettable. 

  • Express Your Love Verbally: Watch out for the temptation to use language lightly! Write a loving letter that reveals how much you love her and how thankful you are for her love. Tell her those things that make her a wonderful mother and how lucky you feel to have her a part of your life. 
  • Plan a Special Activity: Tune the celebration to your mom’s preferences and likings. Does she prefer to stay indoors or to be outside? Arrange a picnic in the park or a walk in the nature. Is she artistic or creative? Let's book a pottery course or a museum tour. 
  • The Gift of Service: On occasion, the most valuable present is devoting your time and effort. Support your mom with doing some things which she spends more time on. This may consist of sweeping the house, buying groceries, or preparing a nice meal. Make sure she will have a cozy time on her important day. 
  • The Power of Memories: Design a scrapbook or photo album that is tailored to your moments and memories. Adding photographs, handwritten notes, and love words can help expressing your feelings. This will make my graduation more memorable and I will have something to cherish forever. 
  • Embrace Traditions: For example, you may have unique rituals regarding this holiday. Keep the traditions or create new ones that mean a lot to both of you and become your common source of happiness.

Do more creative things to appreciate and make your mom smile on this day, that's all you have to do to celebrate Mother's Day.

Inspiring Words for Mom:

Here are some handpicked quotes that you can send to your mother or print them out to handover to your mother and wait for her smile:

"A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend." - Milton B. Brown Jr.

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts hold them forever." - Elizabeth Edson Hatch

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." - George Santanyana

I hope you would love these quotes and here's another list of some great Mother's Day wishes for you:

Sending Love and Appreciation:

Here are some wishes to inspire you to express your love to your mom:

"Mom, thank you for your unwavering love and support. You are my rock and my inspiration. Happy Mother's Day!"

"To the strongest, kindest, most amazing woman I know – Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you more than words can say."

"For all the sacrifices you've made, for all the tears you've dried, and for all the love you've given – Happy Mother's Day, Mom. You are truly one of a kind!"

There's more, just read below.

Keep in mind that the most memorable Mother's Day celebration is the one that originates from the heart. Make it the day of love, joy, and gratitude instead.

Tell your mom how her being there makes you feel and how thankful you are for her undisputed love and say Happy Mothers Day!.