Mother’s Day Flowers

Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and Anna Jarvis
Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and Anna Jarvis

The other day, I researched Mother’s Day and learned that it wasn’t a holiday created by a card company, but a day envisioned by Anna Jarvis for each family to honor their mother. In honor of her mother Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, Anna Jarvis lobbied for years to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday. As part of this campaign and in memory of her mother, she distributed white carnations in front of her mother’s church in 1907. In 1914, Congress declared the second Sunday of May Mother’s Day. It was never Anna’s intention for this day to become such a commercial event. In fact, she declared

“A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment!”

However, I think she would have approved of these flowers as Mother’s Days gifts:

Fabric Flower Tutorial by Blair of Wise Craft:

Beaded Rose Tutorial by Beaded Flowers:

Or, for some international flair, how about these Kanzashi Flowers by Mookychick:

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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Flowers

  1. Myrnie says:

    Love it! I’ve been looking for a good tutorial for corsages for the Moms…I love the third one you listed!

  2. Chris Baker says:

    How beautiful, are these available to buy or are they do-at-home crafts?

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