Saturday, May 8, 2010

PINK SATURDAY HONORS ANNA MARIE JARVIS - THE FOUNDER OF 'MOTHER'S DAY"

Today on Pink Saturday I would like to honor and pay a tribute to Anna Marie Jarvis who as a little girl decided to "invent" the first Mother's Day and worked very hard to make it a national holiday.






Anna's mother was also her Sunday School teacher and taught her about the great women of the Bible.  She died in 1905 and two years later, Anna began a campaign for the recognition of "Mother's Day".  Anna would not have approved of the commercialization we see today.  She felt a handwritten note was much more meaningful than a company designed card.




Today is Pink Saturday and you can see other participants of this day where bloggers post something "pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness at Beverly's blog:






Have a very lovely weekend....
THESE ROSES ARE FOR YOU!

7 comments:

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for the history of Mother's Day and the reminder of what it should really be. Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday and Lovely Mother's Day.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing the history of Mother's Day! Love your beautiful pinks. Happy Pink Saturday and Mother's Day.

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BERINDEEN AND HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
I WILL BE 56 ON MAY 10TH AND I NEVER KNEW THE STORY OF MOTHER'S DAY. HOW AWESOME AND SUCH BEAUTIFUL DEDICATION OF A BELOVED DAUGHTER.
THIS IS MY FIRST MOTHER'S DAY SINCE MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED TO HEAVEN 6 MONTHS AGO. I REJOICE SHE IS IN HEAVEN AND NO LONGER SUFFERING BUT I AM VERY SELFISH AND WANT HER HER WITH ME.
I LOVE YOUR DISPLAY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
I LOVE LAVENDER AND PURPLE JUST LIKE YOU DO AND ESPECIALLY THOSE TEAPOTS AND PLATES IN YOUR BANNER
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Couture de Papier said...

Wow interesting history and love your pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday

[email protected] said...

What a great post and tribute to Mother's Day! What beautiful things you have posted today! I always enjoy my visit here!
HPS!
Debbie

Beverly said...

Bernideen, I love this post because I enjoyed learning this. Mother's Day is a very special time.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day to you.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely tribute to mothers everywhere! Thank you for sharing your pinks and wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday~Mother's Day weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi