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Mother’s Day is coming near

Give thanks to Mother who you hold so dear

She works so hard the whole year through

Doing things endlessly all for you

Rose Table Runners

Whether it’s a rose or a table cloth

Giving thanks is never enough

Appreciating all that she has done

Telling her she’s # 1

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Mothers Day is approaching and you would like to give something special to Mother to show her how much she means to you. Before looking around and finding something that suits you, here are some fun facts in honor of this special day:

Mother’s Day originated in the United States in the early 1900s. Although there are older traditions that celebrate similar holidays, they are not considered to be the origins of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is meant to honor mothers and their influence in society, maternal bonds and motherhood itself. In the United States and Canada it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, but in other parts of the world it is sometimes celebrated in March, as well as in other months.

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908. Anna Jarvis honored her mother Ann Jarvis with a memorial. Ann Jarvis had started a committee in 1868 to establish ‘Mother’s Friendship Day’. Her motivation had been to reunite families after the Civil War. She died in 1905, before Mother’s Day became a holiday.

In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked both ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘the second Sunday in May’. She also created Mother’s Day International Association

At first, people observed Mother’s Day by attending church, writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers. With the increasing gift-giving activity associated with Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis became enraged. She believed that the day’s sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit. In 1923 she filed a lawsuit to stop a Mother’s Day festival, and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for a war mother’s group. Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is said to have confessed that she regretted ever starting the mother’s day tradition.

Despite Jarvis’s misgivings, Mother’s Day has flourished in the United States. In fact, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers.

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Did you know???

Of all the flowers bought for holidays, one quarter are purchased for Mother’s Day.

Carnations are a popular symbol of Mother’s Day. The tradition is to honor mothers who are living with colored flowers, and those who are deceased with white ones. Most of the flowers given for Mother’s Day come from California

The amount of money spent on Mother’s Day in the U.S. is approximately $14 billion.

Common gifts on Mother’s Day include: flowers, dinner or lunch in a restaurant, jewelry, gift cards, clothing and treats such as a trip to a spa. Books, CDs, housewares and gardening tools are popular gifts as well.

Approximately 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day in the United States

In the former Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mother on Mother’s Day. In order to be freed she had to pay them with treats.

In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with ‘M’

The world’s most prolific mother was a Russian lady, Mrs. Vassilyev, who had 69 children in 27 pregnancies. She had no single births, but multiple sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets. And it seems 67 of those kids survived past infancy.

 

 

 

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Recently we had many customers inquiring about our fitted vinyl tablecloths. They wanted to know what size tablecloth will fit their table size. Generally speaking, if a round table measures 60 inches in diameter then a 60 inch round tablecloth (fitted) is needed. If the table thickness is thicker than a typical standard table than a few extra inches is needed. Here at your tablecloth.com we can custom make any size that is needed. If you don’t see the tablecloth size you are looking for, please contact us and we’ll be happy to customize that size for you.galaxy fitted vinyl tablecloth

 

The fitted tablecloths are flannel backed which protect your table from scratches. They also have an elasticized band which holds it firmly in place. The tablecloths we carry are 3mil and 6mil thick. The most popular fitted tablecloth we carry is the Galaxy which is a 6 mil gauge and comes in an abundance of solid colors to choose from. Another very popular item is the Tavern Checks and Elegant Fern which is 3 mil thick and is great for restaurants and picnic tables. Depending if the tablecloths are being used for indoors, or for picnic table covers, patio table covers, restaurant or commercial venue, this will help you determine what size thickness is the right one for you.

A great gift for Mothers Day or for any other occasion is a gift certificate. It’s a wonderful way to show all the mothers you love how much you care about them and they’ll love you for letting them order something they like according to their taste.

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