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Mothers Day Florist in Los Angeles

Mothers Day

pink rosesCelebration for Mom
May 14, 2006

Surprise your mom with a fresh flower bouquet from Jennys Flowers. Nothing is more special to a mother than flowers from her kids and loved ones.

History

The first celebrations of Mother's Day can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who worshiped mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. During the 1600s in England a special day was set apart as Mothering Day, a day of taking small cakes and trinkets to mothers.

In the United States the idea for Mother's Day is credited to Anna Jarvis. The first Mother's Day observance was a church service held at her request in Grafton, West Virginia (the burial place of her mother) on May 10, 1908. Because of her mother's fondness for them, Miss Jarvis wore a carnation to that first service. She went on to an active spokeswoman in encouraging the government to establish a national holiday to honor mothers everywhere. By 1911 Mother's Day was being celebrated throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada, South America, China, Japan and Africa. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as National Mother's Day and asked all Americans to offer their respect and love for mothers publicly.

Mother's Day Card Suggestions

  • If I have never said thank you for bringing me into the world I'd like to do that now.
  • If there was a day for everything you have given to me as a mother, it would be Mother's Day every day.
  • Thanks for always helping me to remember what is important in life... and today it is you!
  • You're the best!
  • Thanks for all you do.
  • No way I'd miss this - Happy Mother's Day.
  • Hope your day is sunshine and flowers with happy thoughts to fill the house.
  • Mom, you're the best. Happy Mother's Day.
  • Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother's Day.
  • There's never been a minute I wasn't glad you were my Mom.

Quotations for Mother's Day

To a child's ear, "mother" is magic in any language.
- Arlene Benedict, For Mother with Love

God sees us through our Mothers' eyes and rewards us for our virtues.
- Ganeshan Venkatarman, Indian philosopher

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face
- George Eliot, English novelist

Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist

A mother is she who can take the place of all others.
- Cardinal Mermillod

Mother is the bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries.
- unknown

For mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother for the child.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet

My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.
- Marc Chagall

For mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother for the child.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
- Sarah Josepha Hale

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.
- Kate Samperi, "Mothers"

There is no substitute for mother.
- Unknown

Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all.
- Katherine Butler Hathaway, "The Journals and Letters of the Little Locksmith"

When it comes to love, Mom's the word.
For all the ways you've helped me grow
I want to say I love you so.
- Renaissance® Greeting Cards, a div. of FTD Inc.

Who ran to help me when I fell,
Or kissed the place to make it well?
....My mother.
- Ann Taylor

A mother understands what a child does not say.
- Jewish proverb

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
- Erich Fromm, psychologist

All I am I owe to my mother.
- George Washington, first U.S. president

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
- Irish proverb

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Mother is the home we come from.
She is nature, soil, ocean.
- Erich Fromm, psychologist

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)

She brings the sunshine into the house; it is now a pleasure to be there.
- Cecil Beaton, British fashion photographer (1904-80)

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
- Unknown

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
-Unknown

My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.
- Groucho Marx

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
- W.R. Wallace

God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Calvin

Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.
- William Shakespeare, King Lear

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
-Lin Yutang

courtesy of SAF, the Society of American Florists

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