Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Few Facts About Mother's Day by Cindy Flores Martinez

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to share a few facts about this special holiday.

Did you know… 

—Anna Jarvis started Mother’s Day by campaigning to make it a holiday in 1905. 

—President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Mother’s Day in 1914. 

—Greeting card companies began creating Mother’s Day cards way back then. 

—In the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of every May. 

—Around the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates. 

—Mother’s Day is reportedly the biggest gift-giving holiday after Christmas. 

—In case you’re wondering, Mother’s Day is more popular than Father’s Day. Sorry dads!

To all the Moms out there:


P.S. If you’d like to read about a loving mom, my story, Since You Went Away, is part of the boxed set, Be Still, My Heart.



Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


  1. Interesting facts about Mother's Day, Cindy. Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I didn't know some of these things before and found them to be so fascinating.

  2. That's for sharing those facts. I didn't know about how Mother's Day started.

    1. I didn't know about it either but history is one of my favorite subjects so I enjoyed all the information.

  3. But, Ann Jarvis didn't like that Mother's day was becoming so commercialized, so she tried to have that day cancelled. Research shows that Ann Jarvis thought that Mother's day should be recognized as a day to give thanks for mother's. Research also shows that she spent all of her savings and earnings in court trying to cancel mother's day. She fought in court until she died.

    1. I read about that. How fascinating! She made a comment about how easy it was to give mothers a greeting card or a box of chocolates when they deserved so much more. She was supposedly eventually placed in a sanatorium. Poor thing.

    2. I'm so glad Mother's Day wasn't revoked and that we can celebrate it joyfully today.