Saturday, May 7, 2011

History of Mother's Day

In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother's Day to be an official holiday, and in commemoration of that declaration J. C. Leyendecker painted 'Pot of Hyacinths' to be used on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post's May 30, 1914 issue. Not only did 'Pot of Hyacinths' singlehandedly create the American tradition of giving flower arrangements to one's mother on Mother's Day, it also helped create the modern flower delivery industry as a whole. That's the story .. I didn't know any of this, did you? Source

1 comment:

The Queen Vee said...

I knew about Pres Wilson establishing the holiday but not about the Post cover and how it help to create the flower delivery service.....thanx Rosemary for always imparting so much knowlege and info.