Millions of Americans will honor mom on her special day on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The first Mother’s Day was held in 1907 when Anna Jarvis held the first Mother’s Day service of worship at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1908 Congress rejected a proposal to make it a national holiday, some joking that it would pave the way for a Mother In Law’s Day. However, the idea gained steam in the next few years and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making the second Sunday in May Mom’s special day.
A recent CBS News Poll claims that 46 percent of Americans whose mothers are still alive will give her a call every single day. Another third call Mom once a week.
Mother’s Day is the third highest selling holiday for flowers and plants. After Christmas and Hanukkah, more people buy flowers and plants for their moms on Mother’s Day than any other holiday.
Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States, with 113 million cards exchanged annually.