Mother’s Day Appreciation

There are many ways to show someone how much you care. The most effective of course depends on the individual. For me personally it’s time. Spending rare free time with someone I care about, as well as knowing they are doing the same is important to me; it’s about the quality not quantity. For others it is gifts, little knick knacks to treasure, while others appreciate kind words in a card, help throughout the day like the chore they just can’t get to or breakfast in bed, or even just a simple hug. Whatever it may be, this weekend is the time to put on your thinking caps and show your mother, in a way she will truly appreciate it, how much you care. And here is a little clue; the way they show you love is the way they want to receive it.

Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world in many different ways, on many different days. The majority of the world celebrates on the second Sunday in May, as we do. Anna Jarvis led the way in making this a National holiday. After her mother passed away, during a memorial service she held, the idea was hatched. She campaigned to get it recognized and President Wilson signed it into law in 1914. However by 1920 Jarvis became appalled by how commercialized the holiday she worked so hard for had become and spent the rest of her life speaking out against it saying “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 Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment.”

What she was truly asking was take a day and appreciate the person that gave us life. And this Mother’s Day that is what we in Atlanta are going to do! If the mother in your life is like mine then Atlanta is the place to be. With a weekend packed full of events it’s gonna be hard to decide what to do. We have the Sweet Auburn Springfest going on this weekend, as well as the 31 day Jazz Fest celebration, and Mary Poppins at the Fox just to name a few. While a card with a personal note goes along way, you could go the extra mile and write mom a thank you letter for the mother that likes words of affirmation. Some moms would love nothing more than a day of doing nothing and having all the chores magically completed. As far as gifts go the best gift idea I’ve found that doesn’t break the back is a magazine subscription. For mom it’s never about the money spent but the thought behind the gift. Pick up your mom’s favorite mag; just send in the form inside, plus it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at the Inn at the Peachtrees!