Whether you celebrate or commemorate, Woodlands Online has you covered this Mother’s Day

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 05/12/2023



THE WOODLANDS, TX – We have the second Sunday in May coming up this weekend, the day officially reserved for Mother’s Day since it was signed into law as a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. But the origins of celebrating mothers goes back way before that; ancient myths allude to the fact that Greeks and Romans celebrated Mother’s Day by honoring the goddesses of Mother Earth, fertility, and mother of the Gods.

Closer to this time and place, West Virginia was the first state to celebrate Mother’s Day in 1908. The U.S. origins of the holiday went back a few decades before that, though: after the Civil War, a woman named Ann Jarvis started a committee to foster community between mothers on both sides of the conflict that had torn the nation asunder. She began “Mother’s Friendship day.” Another postwar mother, Julia Ward Howe, also wrote a “Mother’s Day proclamation” to promote peace.

Today, there are approximately 85 million moms in the United States. While, unfortunately, some of us no longer have our mothers with us – or have them living too far away from us – fully 84 percent of American adults plan on celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend.

There are numerous ways we celebrate or commemorate our mothers on the day: phone calls spike an average of 37 percent; it is officially the busiest day of the year for restaurants; and sales of flowers, cards, and jewelry go up so much that last year more than $31 billion was spent on Mother’s Day.

Here in The Woodlands, it’s not unusual for many of us to go overboard in showing appreciation for the mothers who birthed us. We have a plethora of restaurants, florists, stationers, and jewelers; so many that it can be overwhelming to decide where to go and what to buy.

Fortunately, Woodlands Online has anticipated your Mother’s Day Weekend needs. We proudly present our Official 2023 Woodlands Online Mother’s Day Guide, which you can get by clicking here: This Guide contains a comprehensive list of categories featuring businesses, people, and entities who can cater to your maternally related needs.

Check out the Guide and feel confident that you can properly pamper your parent this weekend. And for those of us who for some reason or another can’t or are unable to celebrate with her and need something non-matronly to do, we have tons of other events listed on our Event Calendar.

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