Why is May 14 Celebrated as Mother's Day?

sunlit scene of a family in North Vancouver celebrating Mother's Day

When it comes to expressing our deepest love and appreciation, nothing says it quite like a beautiful floral arrangement. And one of the most cherished occasions for this age-old tradition is Mother's Day, celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. But have you ever wondered why May 14 is celebrated as Mother's Day? Let's delve into the roots of this special occasion.

The Heartfelt History Behind Mother's Day

The concept of Mother's Day dates back to ancient times, with various civilizations holding festivities to honour motherhood. However, the current iteration of Mother's Day that we recognize and celebrate today has a more recent origin.

This day was first recognized in the United States in the early 20th century due to the dedicated efforts of Anna Jarvis. After her mother's death, Jarvis wanted to find a way to commemorate the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Her persistent campaign led to President Woodrow Wilson officially establishing the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day in 1914.

Since then, the tradition has spread worldwide, with different countries celebrating in their unique ways. In Canada, we commemorate this occasion by showering our mothers with love, appreciation, and often, with beautiful bouquets from our Mother's Day Collection.

The Perfect Gesture: Choosing the Right Floral Gift

Choosing the right gift for Mother's Day can be a challenge, but a bouquet from Tooka Florist can make the decision easier. Our Bouquet Collection and Vase Arrangement Collection offer a variety of choices to suit every mother's taste.

Are you considering roses for their classic appeal? Our Rose Collection houses a myriad of options. Or perhaps an exotic touch from our Orchids Collection would suit your mother's vibrant personality. Remember, each flower carries a unique message, so choose a bouquet that best represents your love and appreciation.

Adding the Final Touch with Tooka

Why stop at flowers? Consider complementing your floral gift with thoughtful extras from our Gift Box Collection or adding a soothing touch with a selection from our Candle Collection.

If your mother has a green thumb, a choice from our Plant Collection might be the perfect gift. And remember, every Mother's Day order comes with a delivery fee of just $14 to several cities in the Vancouver area, making it easy to surprise mom no matter where she is.

Celebrating Every Mother

At Tooka Florist, we understand that Mother's Day can be a complex day for some. It's a day to celebrate all forms of motherhood, but also a day that can bring up feelings of loss and longing. Our Sympathy & Funeral Collection offers a thoughtful way to remember and honour mothers who are no longer with us.

Whether you're celebrating a mother, grandmother, stepmother, or any other motherly figure in your life, Mother's Day is about expressing your love and gratitude. And at Tooka Florist, we're here to help you do just that.

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