It's May again, which means it's time to celebrate Mother's Day! Did you know that this holiday was first celebrated in 1907? It's true. Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day service at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother passed away. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating it as a national holiday to honor mothers. Here are some great ways to celebrate Mother's Day this year in Colorado.
Celebrating Mother's Day in Colorado
Start with the basics and give her a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. Colorado's largest flower business is called Lehrer's Flowers. You can order online or in person, choosing from one of their many Bouquets at their location in Lower Downtown Denver. They were even named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine, so you know they're good. Wine is another great gift for Mother's Day. Denver has many urban wineries, like Infinite Monkey Theorem and Carboy Winery. Denver is also great place for chocolate lovers with venues like Chocolate Lab and The Chocolate Therapist.
Now that you've covered the basics, finish the celebration by taking her through the glorious tulip gardens of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Mother's Day hours at the Gardens start at 9 AM and end at 8 PM, so there's plenty of time to go. Or if you're looking for something in-doors, the Welsh Rabbit in Fort Collins is a great place to visit. Here the two of you can build your own charcuterie board, picking from more than 50 cheeses. They have everything from bries to hard-aged cheddars and every one of them are delicious. Add-ons include crackers, meats, peppers, chocolates, fruit preserves, olives, mustards, and spreads. How ever you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy Mother's Day this year!