Every second Sunday in May, people around the nation celebrate Mother’s Day by buying cards and showering their mom with a little extra love and attention (and maybe a gift or two).
And while there’s no question that the woman who raised us deserves our utmost gratitude and affection, there are actually deeper reasons as to why we celebrate Mother’s Day…
Quick History Lesson
The Mother’s Day origin story starts with a woman named Ann Jarvis. A peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, Jarvis established what she called “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” in order to address public health issues.
Shortly after her passing, Jarvis’ daughter Anna sought to honor her mother by continuing her work and working to create a day to celebrate moms everywhere.
Though a proposal for the holiday was initially rejected by the U.S. Congress in 1908, the idea for Mother’s Day quickly began to gain popularity and most states began celebrating it as a local holiday by 1911.
Three years later, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially designating Mother’s Day a national holiday.
The Best Ways to Celebrate Mom
There’s certainly no question that the woman who raised us deserves our utmost gratitude.
But what’s the best way to celebrate her this Mother’s Day?
Below are our top 5 methods to Make mom feel special for Mother’s Day (or any day)
1) BREAKFAST IN BED
Simple yes, but a surefire way to make Mom feel special and start the day off RIGHT. Click here for a collection of awesome and healthy brunch meals that Mom is sure to love.
2) QUALITY TIME TOGETHER
If there’s one thing lacking in today’s social media world, it’s undivided, face-to-face quality time. Why not make some new, non-digital memories by grabbing the family and heading to a favorite park for a picnic, or hit the trail and go for a bike ride, or better yet, soak in some sun and fresh air with a hike in the greenbelt. Click here for a list of our favorite hiking spots in Austin.
3) GIVE MOM THE DAY OFF
Time is our most precious commodity, and time off is a close second 🙂 Encourage the whole family to pitch in and let mom sit back and relax and soak up some much deserved non-doing.
4) GIVE TO OTHERS
Mother’s Day is about honoring all mothers, so this holiday, why not help a mother in need by donating to organizations that help mothers and children. Here’s a list of local charities doing some real good for families in Austin.
5) GIVE MOM A SPA DAY
Sometimes Mom just needs a little (or a lot) of pampering. And what better way to relax and refuel the self-care tank than with a little beauty and wellness love.
And right now at Veritas Backstage, you can treat your mom to some of our most popular and effective treatments and save some green in the process.
See below for our list of specials that are good now through Mother’s Day (2019)
Mothers Day Specials:
If you have any questions or would like help determine which treatment might be the best fit for your mother (or yourself), contact us today at 800-954-7590 or request an appointment online.