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The History of Mother's Day and Flower Gifting: From Anna Jarvis to Modern Day

The History of Mother's Day and Flower Gifting: From Anna Jarvis to Modern Day

Mother's Day is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world, but its history is rooted in the United States. The holiday has its roots in the activism of a woman named Anna Jarvis, who organized a memorial for her mother in 1908. Her efforts inspired the creation of a national holiday in honor of mothers, which was officially recognized by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.
In the early days of Mother's Day, it was common to give mothers a simple carnation as a symbol of love and gratitude. However, over time, the tradition of giving flowers on Mother's Day has evolved, and today it is a popular and meaningful way to show appreciation for mothers everywhere.
Flowers have long been associated with beauty, love, and gratitude, making them the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Different flowers carry different meanings, and understanding the symbolism behind each flower can help you select the perfect arrangement for your mom.


Often associated with love and admiration, roses are a popular choice for Mother's Day. Pink roses symbolize gratitude and appreciation, while red roses represent deep love and respect. You'll find we use roses in many of our arrangements.


Tulips are a symbol of perfect love and are often given to mothers as a gesture of appreciation for all they do.


Lillies represent beauty and purity, and both pink and white are frequently used this time of year.


Carnations have been associated with motherhood and maternal love. Like a Mother's love, carnations are very long lasting.

While the types of flowers given on Mother's Day may have evolved over time, the sentiment behind the gift remains the same – to honor and express gratitude for the sacrifices and hard work of mothers everywhere. A beautiful flower arrangement is a timeless and meaningful way to show your appreciation for your mom on this special day.

At Fortin Gage, we offer a wide variety of high-end flowers and arrangements to help you create the perfect Mother's Day gift. Contact us today to place your order and give your mom a gift that honors her and celebrates her in the most beautiful way possible.

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