Did you know the woman who created Motherís Day
spent the rest of her life protesting the holiday?
Anna Jarvis campaigned to get national recognition for Motherís
Day in 1907 after the death of her own mother. However, after
the holiday received national recognition and was adopted in 40
other countries, she resented what she saw as the
commercialization of her holiday.
Anna Jarvis was definitely not happy that Motherís Day was
reduced to sending cards and candy. "A printed card means
nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who
has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You
take a box to Motheróand then eat most of it yourself. A pretty
Jarvis spent the rest of her life and money campaigning against
the holiday. She ultimately died broke and childless.