Just in case you wanted to know how this all started. Mother’s Day in the United States was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis. Ann Jarvis cared for wounded Confederate and Union soldiers during the American Civil Way. She also created “Mothers’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she had started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers.

In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis by 1911 most states observed the holiday. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, to be held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday.