Mother’s Day


A Mother’s Day drawing made by Lillian Tan.

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14. The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became official in the U.S. in 1914 after Anna had experienced the death of her mother, and desired to honor the sacrifices mothers must make to support their children. She created it with the intent to illustrate women’s’ accomplishments and how much effort women put in everyday.

Unfortunately, Anna eventually disowned Mother’s Day and was disappointed in what it had become. Once it had become a national holiday, like any other holidays, companies sought to profit off of it through selling various flowers and merchandise. They commercialized the holiday as a whole, making it lose its meaning.

Although, not all of its meaning was lost because it’s still celebrated today, even without the fancy gifts and attire. People making hand crafted goods, cooking, or just appreciating their mothers’ hard work through a simple “thank you” are already extremely meaningful.

Some ideas for hand crafted gifts for Mother’s Day are origami, bookmarks, cards, popup cards, drawings, paper dolls, stickers, makeshift jewelry, desserts/savory foods, photo album and so much more!