On Sunday, May 13 countries across the world will celebrate Mother’s Day in appreciation of the loving individuals that not only brought us into this world but also give us shelter during our most vulnerable times. In the United States, Americans honor motherhood the second Sunday in May with gifts of appreciation, recognizing the influence Mothers have on individuals and society as a whole.
The first official Mother’s Day was recognized on May, 9 1919 as Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday but has deeper roots date back to the late 1860’s when Anne Jarvis created a committee to establish a “Mother’s Friendship Day” for the purpose of reuniting families divided by the American Civil War.
Historically, Mother’s Day is the busiest phone day of the year as individuals call to remind their mother of their love and admiration. According to research compiled by Dana Saxton, owner of Milford’s local Hallmark Shop, 68% of people plan to call Mom this Mother’s Day, totaling 122.5 million phone calls. She also reminds individuals that mothers change on average 7,300 diapers by a baby’s second birthday.
Think LOCAL when planning how to show your mom your appreciation:
Dont’ forget a Card – Allison’s Hallmark store, located on 680 N Dupont Boulevard, is owned by a mother-daughter team and can help find the perfect card or gifts for your mother or special loved one. Choose from many nice gift items, including jewelry, scarves, Stephanie Dawn handbags, candy, and gift cards.
Take Her Out –
Mother’s Day Brunch -The Rookery North, located in the old Shawnee Country Club, is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 including an omelet station, spiral ham, bacon, sausage, mushroom and cheese strata, fresh fruit, country biscuits, muffins and assorted desserts. Brunch will be served from 10am-2pm, $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for children. Reservations can be made by calling 302-422-9745.
Buffet and Dinner – Abbott’s Grill is hosting a brunch buffet from 11am-3pm on Sunday, May 13, and are taking dinner reservations beginning at 4pm. The buffet is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids, and will feature an omelette station, carving station (beef, turkey) seafood options, vegetable sides and salads, and homemade breads, pastries and desserts.
Flowers Are Always A Great Idea –
Milford Florist and Home Decor – Deliver across the Greater Milford Area and beyond as far north as Dover, as far south as Seaford and across to Rehoboth Beach. Milford Florist and Home Decor also offers balloons, candles, fruit, snack and candle baskets. For additional information or to place an order contact Milford Florist and Home Decor at 302-491-6229. Visit them online at www.ftdfloristsonline.com/milfordfloristandhomedecor/#
Gooden’s Floral Shop is celebrating its 66th year in business in the city of Milford. Gooden’s Floral Shop is open 9:00 am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturday. They can be reached at 302-422-4961 or visit them online at http://www.goodensflorist.com/.