Mother’s Day ~ Flowers and More

May 9, 2017 / Blooms Today

The first real Mother’s Day occurred in West Virginia in 1908, the same year Henry Ford released his first Model T. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. The official flower is the red carnation and the unofficial flower of Mother’s Day is the white carnation. Carnations are stunning for their swirling petals and long lasting blossoms, but all fresh flowers speak beauty, love and thoughtfulness. Mothers love flowers of every shape, texture, color and size for they emit a language of love all their own. From the elegance of roses, lilies and alstroemeria to the whimsy of daisies and poms and unusual style and rich color of irises and beauty of carnations, fresh flowers deliver sentiment and love in a gorgeous way nothing else can.


Mothers-Day-GardenSending beautifully crafted floral arrangements from carries rich sentiment and gentle adoration. Mother’s Day also positively impacts our economy:

  • highest volume day for telephone calls
  • florists report highest sales in May
  • busiest day of the year for restaurants
  • increased U.S. Postal Service around Mother’s Day
  • $14 billion spent [National Retail Foundation]
  • second only to Christmas for gift giving




Beyond the statistics, it’s all about honoring the more than 80 million mothers in the U.S. Once the fresh flowers are ordered at for your mother, grandmother, special aunt, friend, neighbor or colleague, you can think of a couple other ways to say “I love you” on or around mother’s day with a special gift:




  • coffee and coffee mug
  • wine and wine glasses
  • teddy bear with bouquet
  • framed photo of kids and grandkids
  • magazine subscription
  • personal letter of love and admiration
  • cool key chain
  • decks of cards
  • restaurant meal
  • spa treatment
  • jewelry
  • gourmet chocolates with flowers
  • photo CD
  • purse or wallet
  • socks
  • clip bluetooth speaker
  • certificate good for time (helping around the house)

By Joanne M. Anderson

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