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Mother’s Day Facts


5010 (1)As many of us are preparing for Mother’s Day and finishing up our shopping for the perfect gift, it is important to remember the meaning and history behind this special day. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honour mothers and their significant impact on our lives.


The modern celebration of Mother’s Day that includes the tradition of giving a gift, card or remembrance towards mothers, grandmothers or maternal figure dates back to 1908!   Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother’s Day with a memorial for her mother in West Virginia.  Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States was successful in 1914.  Mother’s Day is now celebrated all over the world!


Did you Know…..?

Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world!  The first most popular holiday is Christmas, followed by Easter.

-According to the Pew Research Center, there are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than any other day! AT&T estimates that 122.5 million phone calls to Mom are made on Mother’s Day.

-Ever wonder why moms love to receive flowers?  According to a study done by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, flowers affect human behaviour by making people feel more compassionate towards others and generally happier.

-Roughly 80% of Mother’s Day cards are purchased by women!  Hallmark estimates that 141 million cards are exchanged annually.




Take a look at Things Engraved to find the perfect gift for your Mom!  



Mother’s Day Sale at Things Engraved!



There is less than a week to go until Mother’s Day!  Have you found the perfect gift yet?  If not, don’t worry!  Things Engraved has many options to help you find personalized gifts to celebrate the Moms in your life.

For the Mom who loves to accessorize:

Multi Strand Heart Bracelet

Multi Strand Heart Bracelet

Featuring 6 strands and 2 heart charms, this is a truly beautiful and stylish bracelet.  A crystal studded outline of a heart swings over a flat heart charm.
Engrave her name, her initials, her kids’ names or a special little message like “I Love You” on the heart charm for a personal touch that she will cherish forever.



For the sentimental Mom:

Glass Photo Coasters - Set of 6

Glass Photo Coasters – Set of 6

Definitely not your basic photo coaster set!  Each of these glass photo coasters features a different message (family, friends, memories, life, love, laughter) and holds a 2.5×2.5″ photo. Set of six coasters includes a convenient black wooden holder and comes shipped in a full colour photo box.  Whoever you give this photo coaster gift set to will know that it was a gift from the heart!


For the Mom that is always on the go:


Mom Keychain – Chelsea Pewter

Give mom this keychain so that she always has a reminder with her of how much she is loved.  Add a charm to engrave her name or a personal message.  The “O” in mom has been replaced with a heart that has a purple crystal stone in it.





Don’t forget your Grandma on Mother’s Day!

Grandchildren Wood Frame

Grandchildren Wood Frame

There is nothing quite like the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent and this frame captures it beautifully.  Already laser engraved with the word “Grandchildren” and the lovely quote “Grandchildren are gifts from above, to cherish and to love,” it also features beautiful scroll designs in 2 corners.



Shop online for more personalized Mother’s Day gift ideas.  Things Engraved is offering Free Expedited Shipping on orders of $75 or more within Canada. Or click here to find a store location near you!

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