Archive for May 8th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Mother's Day on the Net

Saturday, May 8th, 2010


Happy Mother's Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of motherhood, Mother’s Day on the Net. Come learn about the history of Mother’s Day in America, and then discover how moms around the world are celebrated. For example, did you know that British mums were honored a few weeks ago during Mothering Sunday?

Speaking of “did you know?”, be sure to check out our fun-filled article on the facts, figures and folklore of motherhood and Mother’s Day. At Holidays on the Net, you can also discover the special way in which Americans pay tribute to bereaved military moms (hint: it’s during the September holiday of Gold Star Mother's Day)

If you want to make Mother’s Day an extra-special celebration of your one-of-a-kind mom, we have plenty of resources for you. For example, check out our Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts, where we offer a trove of creative gift ideas for all kinds of moms — and all kinds of budgets. If homemade gifts are more your style, don’t miss our step-by-step instructions to Mother’s Day crafts. Simpler yet, help your children create personalized homemade Mother’s Day cards by using one of our mom-themed coloring pictures.

Or, how about making mom the best treat of all?! Breakfast in bed. (And don’t forget the clean-up! Nothing says, “I appreciate you” like a sparkling sink!) If you no longer live at home, you can still drop off a basket of mouthwatering muffins at her front door!

If you find yourself at a loss for words about dear-old Mom this Mother’s Day, Holidays on the Net can help. Read the inspirational proclamations of past U.S. presidents, who annually share their thoughts on the pivotal role that moms play in raising up our nation. Or simply let Holidays on the Net find the words for you, by sending one of our free e-cards.

Mother’s Day 2010 in the US will be celebrated next Sunday May 09th. We can’t wait to share this special occasion with all of you, so be sure to stop by!

Happy Holidays,
Louie & the Holiday Elves

Mother’s Day, 2010 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

The White House has released the 2010 Presidential Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mother’s Day, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America


NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2010, as Mother’s Day. Let us express our deepest love and thanks to our mothers and remember those who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – A Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mothers Day at the White House

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes special guests, including former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, to the White House for a special event for mothers and daughters at the White House. May 7, 2010.

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day (05/08)

Saturday, May 8th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 08 : 01 day till Mother’s Day

Did you know that on Mother’s Day, the President of the United States issues an annual proclamation* reaffirming the national significance of mothers to the American people?

In 2004, for example, then President Bush declared that, “Mothers who protect, teach, and nurture their children with all their hearts strengthen their families and help build a better future for our country.”

Read President Obama’s 2010 Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 09th!

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(May 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger
The time of year is here again when millions of Americans combine forces for Stamp Out Hunger – the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive!

On Saturday May 08th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated more than a half-billion pounds of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice next to your mailbox this Saturday, May 08th.Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

To learn more, visit

(May 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  No Socks Day

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

No Socks Day
Yesterday was no pants! Today its no socks! By not wearing socks today, you can help the environment by doing a little less laundry.

via flickr

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