Monday, May 14, 2018

What do you know? | The woman who invented Mother's Day came to hate it


Jarvis couldn't stand the idea of people spending so much money on extravagant flower arrangements, sappy greeting cards and overly priced chocolates.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
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By Kendall Trammell May 13, 2018

Mother's Day means big business for retailers. This year is no different -- shoppers will spend an average of $180 per mom.

If you hate all of the commercialization behind the day that celebrates moms, imagine how Anna Jarvis would feel now.

The holiday's founder worked so hard to get the world to give moms everywhere a shoutout. But before her death, even she had to admit she had some regrets about starting Mother's Day.

If she were alive now, she'd probably be living her worst nightmare.
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So Jarvis disowned her own holiday

Jarvis couldn't stand the idea of people spending so much money on extravagant flower arrangements, sappy greeting cards and overly priced chocolates.


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