By Cassidy Bayron
Here’s to celebrating the outstanding women in your life! "This holiday is for any women or mother figure in your life.” said Maritza Ibarra, Samueli freshman. No matter what your family background, this holiday can be a way for people to show appreciation.
In America, Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. This year, it took place on May 13, 2018. There are so many inexpensive and fun ways to show your appreciation for your mother’s impact on your life.
History of Mother’s Day
The first Mother’s Day celebrated was in America on May 10, 1908. Countries around the world still celebrate on the 10th, although we’ve changed our ways. “May is the month of Mothers,” said Maritza Ibarra. The holiday was created to honor, appreciate, and celebrate mothers, motherhood and hardworking women in your life. The creator of this holiday, Anna Jarvis, never intended for it to be a big money-spending day, so anything with heartfelt intentions is enough.
Way to Celebrate
There are many ways to celebrate Mother's Day. For example, you could take your mom to the mall, the park, the movies, etc. “Every year, I take my mom to the park,” said Diana Marquez, a freshman. As long as you’re spending time together, that is what most mothers want, whether it’s one on one, or with the whole family. If you want to create special memories, you can also buy or craft some gifts for your mom.
Inexpensive Gift Ideas
“I recommend making homemade card or origami,” says Diana. If that sounds too advanced, there’s ways for anyone to get creative. If cooking or baking is your thing, check out this suggestion for recipes. If you want to craft a coupon book of love chack out pinterest, buzzfeed, or other craft sites.
Why It's Important
Celebrating the women in your life should be something we all do daily. However, Mother’s Day is the official holiday to be extra loving and intentional about showing our gratitude. The women in our life teach us and allow us to learn about ourselves as a person. They care and model the way for us. “Appreciation and love are all a mother could ask for,” said Claudia Bayron, a mother of a student attending Samueli.
Mother’s Day is over for this year, but maybe you can try one of the tips in this article when it comes back around, or even just because. Whether you celebrate it on May 10th or on the second Sunday of May, give your mom, sister, aunt, grandma, cousin, teacher, etc a shout out. Show your appreciation for all the hardworking, wonderful things that they have done to shape your life.
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