We often give flowers to our mothers on special holidays, like Mother's Day. However, many used to wear flowers to honor their mothers. This is described in the following newspaper article published on May 7, 1913, in The Indiana Progress (Pennsylvania): Will Observe Mothers' Day "Mothers' Day" will be observed throughout the United States by the churches on next Sunday, when special services will be held in many districts. A beautiful custom of Mothers' Day is the wearing of carnations, a red one if the mother is living and a white one in memory of the mother who is dead.
Take time today to remember and honor your mother.