Have you ever wondered where the tradition of Mother’s Day comes from? Mother’s day is celebrated around the world in different ways and in different days. One of the earliest historical records of a celebration of Motherhood was Matronalia, the ancient roman celebration held in honor of the Goddess, Juno. Juno was the goddess of childbirth. The holiday celebrated the idea of motherhood and childbirth. In the Eighteen Century England was one of the first countries to set aside a day to recognize mothers. The idea of celebrating Mother’s Day in the US was first conceptualized by Julia Ward Howe in 1912. She created the day in honor of her own Mother, Ann Jarvis, who had passed away. Along with activist, Julia Ward Howe, the two had worked for over forty years to have a day recognized for women. While campaigning for the day, Anna Jarvis would often give out white carnations, which is where the traditional of Mother’s day flowers originates from. A white carnation symbolizes the purity of a mother’s love.

I have the blessing of having a wonderful mother and to be a mother of a sweet boy. We should recognize the impact that mothers have in society. Our mom teaches us how to nurture and how to love. Through her guidance, we as individuals learn how to be empathetic and sympathetic to those around us. This year, on this Mother’s Day let’s take the time to thank our moms. Let our moms know how much she means to us. While in the end we as moms believe that the greatest reward for all we have done is seeing our children turn into happy successful adults… mothers could all use a little acknowledgment of love from us along the way and in Divin Le Bouquet we can help you accomplish that.

Across history, the symbol of flowers is repeatedly linked with motherhood. Flowers, with their simplicity, beauty and purity to, as Anna Jarvis thought, best represent the love of a mother for her child. In Divin le Bouquet we express our love for mothers through our unique, beautiful and elegant flower box. Let our Mothers know that we return her love with flowers this Mother’s Day.