Happy Mother’s Day from Bounce Energy!

By Adam P. Newton, May 12, 2013, Events & Fun

Happy Mother's Day FlowersHopefully, most of our wonderful readers are far away from your computers honoring your mothers in some form or fashion, but Bounce Energy wanted to wish all of our friends, fans, and followers who happen to be Moms a very Happy Mother’s Day! As many studies have shown, it’s Moms that typically manage household finances and decisions like choosing the electricity company for the home, so we are really appreciative that you’ve selected Bounce Energy for your family!

Earlier this week, we shared a couple of posts about celebrating this day, so hopefully your family took some of our advice and treated you to a green, environmentally friendly Mother’s Day.

For a bit of history, the origins of Mother’s Day rest in attempts by women’s peace groups in the late 19th century to bringing together mothers who lost sons during the American Civil War. It was also tied at that time to the temperance movement.

Elmo Mother's Day CardBut it wasn’t until the early 20th century that the efforts of Anna Jarvis to honor her mother (Ann Jarvis, who held the first proto-Mother’s Day event in 1868) started the move toward an internationally recognized day to celebrate Moms everywhere. The first official Mother’s Day service was May 10th, 1908 in Grafton, WV, and by May 8th, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution designating the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day.

And in a strange twist of fate, Anna Jarvis became one of the leading proponents advocating against the rampant commercialization of this holiday. In fact, she was even arrested in 1948 protesting the purchasing of greeting cards and gifts for Mother’s Day, as she felt that it cheapened the day, as she “…wished she would have never started the day because it became so out of control …

Whatever your feelings about the buying of gifts and cards for your mother might be, Bounce Energy hopes that you spend this Sunday honoring her with a wonderfully happy Mother’s Day.

Elmo Mother’s Day Card image courtesy of mikelehen.

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Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Adam P. Newton never acquired the charming accent that most life-long Texans possess in spades, but he’s OK with that. Adam currently creates and curates online content for Direct Energy. Before his career in content marketing, Adam spent several years toiling as a music journalist.

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