From being an amazing entrepreneur to being a friend with whom you share your silly sorrows, a mother has always been there. She’s someone who makes the word “hard” seem “easy”. A teacher, a chef, a helper, a pusher, and a friend when needed, a mother has made sure that her children are safe and sound. Don’t you think we need a day to recognise the efforts and love of mothers all over the world?
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow” -Maya Angelou
Mother’s Day Date
With the intention of honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society, the world celebrates Mother’s Day on May 8th every year. In this world dominated by men, it is truly a special day for mothers.
So what is the history of Mother’s Day? And when did it come to light?
History & Significance of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday of May. Anna Jarvis was the first person to make Mother’s Day a recognised holiday in the United States in 1908 to honor her mother, Anna Reese Jarvis, who was a peace activist. Anna’s mother’s memorial took place at St. Andrews Methodist Church in West Virginia, which is now known as the Mother’s Day Shrine. It was Anna’s belief that a mother is,
“The person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”
With significance comes celebration! A small gesture of gratitude and affection can make a mother’s heart flutter! A bouquet, book, accessory, clothing, or surprising her with a morning breakfast is one amazing way to start a Mother’s Day.
Make Mother’s Day even more special with these 5 ideas!
DIY gifts or crafts
What’s better than making a gift with your own hands? A handmade photo frame, flowers with a small note, making accessories, a painting, or a drawing not only makes it a budget-friendly and time-saving option but also cherishes all the efforts and memories!
Cook a special meal for your mother. You can always cook an extravagant dish or make a small breakfast before your mum wakes up to surprise her!
Take her out
Take her on a special outing. This could be going out for a nice dinner or taking a trip to a favorite place. Don’t forget to tell her how much you love her and spend time with her.
Make sure she has time to herself. This can be done by sending her on a spa day, relaxing walk or simply allowing her time alone. Serve your mother with love. It’s important to show your mother that you care about her and her well-being.
Keep in touch
Send her a loving letter. Write about your admiration for her and the wonderful mother she is. Your mother will feel appreciated if you stay in touch regularly and are there for her when she needs you.
Mother’s Day Quotes
Want to express how you feel about your mum in words but don’t know how to? You don’t need long paragraphs, but a sweet line or two can brighten up your mom’s day! Here are the quotes from people you idolize on how they feel about their mothers’!
We’ve put together quotes to make Mother’s Day even more special!
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”
“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?”
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.. To have been loved so deeply. Will give us some protection daily”
“I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life such as an affectionate and levelheaded woman”
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and this is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind”
“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.”
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.”
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, There would be no more wars.”
-E.M Forster, Howards End
When a mother is happy, family is happy. When the family is happy, the nation is happy.
-Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
“Life begins with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
– Rudyard Kipling
“There is no life role that is more essential than that of motherhood.”
-Elder M. Russell
“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.”
“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”
“But behind all your stories is your mother’s story, for hers is where yours begins.”
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”
-James E. Faust
“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
“My mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow.”
“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.”
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”
“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.”
-Sara Josepha Hale
“We are born of love; love is our mother.”
“A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower”
“The world needs our mothers.”
“A mother is clothed with dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.”
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.”
“When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”
– Erich Fromm
Playlist for Mother’s Day!
Do you love to sing? Or are you planning to debut your singing skills and surprise your mum with a melodious song? Here is a list of songs that you can play and express how you feel about your mum!
- The Best Day – by Fearless
- Maa- from Taare Zameen Par
- The Perfect Fan- by Millennium
- Mama Liked the Roses- from Elvis in Memphis
- Mama Said– by The Shirelles
- Tu Kitni Achhi Hai-from Raja Aur Runk
- A Song For Mama– by Boyz II
- You Raise Me Up– by Josh Groban
- Don’t Forget To Remember Me– by Carrie Underwood
- I’ll Always Love You Mama-by The Intruders
Movies for Mother’s Day
Are you planning to spend the day in a pleasant way? With popcorn, chips, and soft drinks, you can watch your favorite fun movies with your mom. Here is a list of movies that you can also binge-watch on Mother’s Day!
- The Blind Side– Netflix, Prime
- Brave– Hotstar, Google Play
- Mom– Amazon Prime
- Wonder– Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play
- English Vinglish– Amazon Prime, ZEE 5, Apple TV, Google Play
- Baby’s Day Out– Disney+ Hotstar
- Little Women-Google Play, Youtube
- Secret Superstar– Netflix
- The Sky Is Pink-Netflix, Google Play, Youtube
Poems for Mother’s Day
Do you and your mother enjoy poetry? Does reading or writing poems soothe your mind and soul? Then here is a list of poems that you can recite to your mother!
- Wonderful Motherby Pat O’Reilly
- A Thank You Note by Lang Leav
- Only One Motherby George Cooper
- I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone,by Riner Maria Rilke
- Motherby Nikita Gill
- My Heart by Sharlynn N. Manning
- Dear Mother by Herman Vymislicky
- Her Wandsby Maggie Pittman
- A Mother’s Loveby Helen Steiner Rice
- Mother O’Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Let it be big or small, celebrating mothers on this day is one of a million ways to thank your mother for all that she has done. This article tells you all the fun ways to surprise your mum and family! So together, let’s honor the women who raised and nurtured our families for greater love.