Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate all moms to let them know how special they truly are to us. This day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Anna conceived of Mother’s Day after the death of her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis.
In 1868, Ann Reeves Jarvis, organized a committee to establish a “Mother’s Friendship Day”, the purpose of which was “to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War.” Ann Jarvis, who had previously organized Mother’s Day Work Clubs to improve sanitation and health for both Union and Confederate encampments undergoing a typhoid outbreak, wanted to expand these into an annual memorial for mothers, but she died in 1905 before the annual celebration was established. Her daughter, Anna, would continue her mother’s efforts.
Stumped for gift ideas? Check out a few ideas below:
That’s right….February 14th is right around the corner! I try to do a craft for each holiday, but it seems as though Valentine’s Day always slips by and no crafts are made. Here are a few easy ones that I think we can make happen this year.
Heart Lipstick Art
*Free Printable* Valentine’s Letterboard
Valentine Tic Tac Toe
DIY Kissed Ballons
May 4th is coming up and you know what that means…..Star Wars Day!
According to StarWars.com:
“May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.
One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm: “Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”
So for all of you Star Wars loving fans out there…we found some crafts online that you can do with the kiddos. Without further ado, here are the crafts…..Ok…just one more ado:
- Death Stars art. Get the instructions: Fun A Day
- Chewbacca birdhouse: Get the instructions: Make Great
Quite a few fun crafts that we will be trying out….let us know how yours turn out. We hope the force will be with you and we hope you have a rocking good time…just like rocking Yoda here:
My first attempt at replicating something I saw on Pinterest was six years ago. I wanted to create an owl cake for my daugther’s first birthday. The cake on the left is from Pinterest, and the pink cake on the right was my attempt. Not too bad for my first try!
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for adults! Check out some of the fun ideas we found that you can do with your kids.
Leprechaun Hat and Beard!