Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s true. Hallmark or See Candies or 1-800-flowers did NOT invent Mother’s Day. Julia Ward Howe initiated Mother’s Day in 1870, and she would have been appalled by the commercialization. Were she alive today, she would have told her children to dispense with the roses and chocolates and instead join her in an anti-war rally. Julia wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic and fought against slavery. Julia wrote a proclamation that birthed Mother’s Day. She is a role model worth following.

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