Honor every mom on Mother's Day or any day with stylish gifts that praise her faith, compassion, and positive influence. Positive Promotions can help you recognize these exceptional women with our unique, budget-friendly Mother’s Day gifts. From reusable tote bags, bookmarks, and drinkware to custom pens, stationery, and more, they're made to remind all mothers that they are a blessing to those whose lives they touch.
Celebrate women who inspire and spread faith with the wide variety of useful gifts here at Positive Promotions. You'll find stylish tote bags, gift sets and personal home care items to show how much you treasure her devotion. We also carry beautiful bookmarks to praise women of faith, as well as quality pens and stationery gifts that make a lasting impression on any mom.
On Mother's Day or any day, surprise her with gifts featuring one of our exclusive themes, such as Mothers Plant the Seeds of Love and A Mother's Love Knows No Boundaries—or customize a gift she'll always remember featuring your own special message. Whether you’re outfitting a Mother’s Day store at your school, shopping for staff or volunteers at work, or thanking congregants at your house of worship, enjoy browsing these thoughtful ways to thank special women for all they do.
Traditional celebrations of mothers are often traced back to the ancient Greeks, who used their annual spring rites to honor maternal goddesses such as Rhea, or the ancient Romans' festival of Hilaria that paid homage to Cybele, the mother of the gods. Early Christians created a special day of worship for the Virgin Mary on the fourth Sunday of Lent, but this was later expanded to include all mothers and named Mothering Sunday, which is still observed today in England and other parts of Europe.
In the United States, activist and writer Julia Ward Howe introduced the first notion of Mother's Day in the 1870s. She suggested June 2nd be dedicated to commemorating pacifist mothers against the war, thus becoming Mother's Peace Day. Although Howe was adamant on trying to make this a national holiday, it never became popular.
The official holiday originated with loving daughter Anna Jarvis, recognized today as the "Mother of Mother's Day". Inspired by her mother's wish that someone would set aside a day to salute all mothers, Jarvis ambitiously pursued the idea, sending white carnations (her mom's favorite flowers) to a church service in West Virginia and bonding with supporters to write letters to politicians, until nearly every state began celebrating the event. Finally, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution naming the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.