Archive for May 7th, 2011

Holiday Invite: Mother’s Day on the Net

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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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. 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 your loved one a Mother’s Day Poem/Holiday Wish or one of our free e-cards.

Mother’s Day 2011 in the US will be celebrated on Sunday May 08th. 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, 2011 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

The White House has released the 2011 Presidential Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mother’s Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 8, 2011, as Mother’s Day. I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – A Mother’s Day Proclamation

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (05/07)

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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

May 07 : 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.”

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 08, 2011!

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(May 07) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Join Hands Day

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Join Hands Day
Join hands with young and old alike in this national day for community volunteering.

photo credit: via flickr

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