Mother's Day as we know it began as a meeting of groups of mothers who had lost sons in the Civil War. These activities occurred mostly locally until 1868 when Ann Jarvis endeavored to unite families that had been divided as a result of the war by creating a committee to establish "Mother's Friendship Day." Ann passed away on May 9, 1905, when her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis, established Mother's Day in its present form. Annual celebrations were then held in Ann Jarvis' hometown of Grafton, West Virginia, where carnations were passed out to all mothers in attendance. Meanwhile Anna Marie petitioned to establish Mother’s Day as a national holiday for women to celebrate the lives of their fallen sons.
In 1910, West Virginia was the first state to declare the holiday. And finally on May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day which falls on the second Sunday in May. Eventually, the carnation flower became a symbol on Mother's Day. Wearing a red carnation implied your mother was living and a white one if she was deceased.
Today, Mother's Day reminds us to honor the very special women in our lives. Whether it's your wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend, what better way to show your appreciation than with a tranquil spa-like escape all within the comfort of their own home! The Prairie Soap Co. offers amazing pampering products. That special lady is sure to love soaking in their Prairie Soap Co. Black Amber & Lavender Spa Mineral Bath Salts, and exfoliating with a Prairie Soap Co. Mineral Essence Spa Salt Glow Bars. Her spa experience will continue when she moisturizes using Prairie Soap Co. Buffalo Tallow Lavender Sage Body Lotion ...YUM! Take advantage of Buffalo Trader Online's sale and stock up for yourself too!
Gift wrap tip: Stuff a colorful flower pot with some tissue paper and place the spa products on top. Tie with a pretty bow and you'll be in Mom's good graces!