Brighten every Mom's day with meaningful Mother's Day gifts from Positive Promotions that honor those women who touch the lives of all around them. Our custom-printed tote bags and high-quality pens will continually remind them of your love and admiration, or try beautiful bookmarks that inspire women to embrace their faith. You'll also find lovely home and personal items, as well as useful promotional products like stationery, drinkware and religious gift ideas for Christian church-going Moms and Mothers of all beliefs.
On Mother's Day or any day, give one of our exclusive themes, such as Mothers Plant the Seeds of Love and All Women Are Special, or customize a gift she'll treasure featuring your own special message. Whatever product you choose to make her smile, you'll find something perfect that uplifts and inspires women of faith and Moms everywhere.
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 2 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.