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Mother’s Day

There are many people in the world that inspire and motivate each of us through our lives. One of these incredible people is the mother figures in our lives. Sunday, May 14 is devoted to the celebration of the mothers in our lives. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Since the 1900s Mother’s day has been observed by the United States and is now celebrated in over 40 countries. President Woodrow Wilson is usually seen as the “father” of Mother’s Day — for signing a proclamation on May 9, 1914, declaring the second Sunday of May “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country” — while copywriter Anna Jarvis is usually seen as the “mother” of Mother’s Day, for creating the movement that led to the proclamation.

Now 104 years later, many American citizens celebrate Mother’s Day by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.

Here are some creative ideas of how you can celebrate the mother figures in your life:

  • pack a picnic
  • recreate old family photos
  • plant flowers together
  • spend time together
  • make breakfast in bed
  • reunite generations
  • give your mother figure the day off
  • write a letter to a grandma
  • thank your favorite female teacher
  • go to the movies
  • make a scrapbook
  • make a homemade gift
  • write about a good memory your remember to give to her
  • create a photo collage
  • have a family game night
  • go on a hike
  • go shopping together
  • do something crafty together
  • help charity together

 

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Anna Walbruch is a junior at Camas, participating in her second year in journalism. Anna is the new editor in chief for The Camsaonian for the 2018-2019 school year. Anna is also a Running Start student working toward her Associate's degree.

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