The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. She and another peace activist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe had been urging for the creation of a Mother’s Day dedicated to peace. 40 years before it became an official holiday, Ward Howe had made her Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the “amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace. ” Anna Jarvis wanted to honor this and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
It is not surprising to consider the ever growing popularity of coloring pages. They are continuing to be the best entertaining activity among kids. Never mind hot this world is emerging to be, coloring pages online or over sheets are becoming the most popular activity among all age children. Coloring papers are the best way to keep your kid pre-occupied and creatively engaged. They are meant especially for those kids who are noisy and very chaotic. As a parent you not only keep your child engaged but also help build up confidence in them. They tend to gain experience with colors and their righteous pairing. If I don't know where to publish new coloring page - I put it Misc category. Different topics, characters, objects is here. If you don't know what do you really want - this category for you. All the drawings is printable. We have buttons for printing and downloading at the right part of page. All new coloring pages appeared here. And then I'll carry it to the proper category. By the way, do you know, that in every page of coloring page, at the bottom you can find links to other coloring pages. So you don't need to go to the category - you can follow direct to the page. At special occasions like the Holidays we pretty much blanket the walls of our house in Coloring Pages. In December there are pictures of Santa, Rudolph the Reindeer, Sleighs, Christmas Trees, Elves, Carol Singers and much more all over the house. While at Halloween no matter where you go in our home there will probably be a Pumpkin, Bat, Little Devil or Ghoul staring at you! I am careful to pack them all away carefully afterwards and intend to still be using them decades from now, much to the probable embarrassment of my son. So if you are a parent and are looking for easy and low cost ways to spend quality time with your children I would say use Coloring Pages, you really can't go wrong with them.