Mothers who are members of the military community deserve special recognition for their love, dedication and sacrifices each and every day. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the mother or wife of a soldier and/or a service member mom.
This year Mother’s day is Sunday May 12th, 2017, always the second Sunday in May.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Military Moms
Military Discount – Take advantage of the many Military Discounts available year round.
Flowers and/or Chocolate – ProFlowers offers up to 20% off flowers and chocolate arrangements.
Brunch – Take your military mom to brunch. From iHop to the local hotel brunch moms will delight in the effort, love and appreciation of taking them out.
Request a Gift Box – Deployed U.S. service members, serving away from the special woman in your life can request a free Mother’s Day package sent on your behalf from Full Circle Home.
Call Home for Free – Thanks to Google and Gmail soldiers can call home for free.
JibJab – Create a funny Mother’s Day eCard featuring your family or mom with JibJab. With JibJab you can insert pictures of your favorite people and create funny videos . Cost is $12 per year and there are videos for every holiday, birthday and much more so this gift can keep on giving.
#HappyMothersDay – Reach out to that special military mom through social media to thank her for all that she has done.
History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day has many different adaptations going back to ancient times. Officially it became a U.S. holiday in 1914 and was created by Anna Jarvis. However, it was Anna Jarvis’s mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who planted the seeds for this day when she started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” during the Civil War era. Ironically, Anna Jarvis would come to denounce Mother’s Day due to the commercialization of the holiday and even attempted to have it removed as a holiday until her death in 1948.
Last Years Mother’s Day Freebies
– To be updated once they are announced!
Boston Market – Buy any individual meal, get one free individual meal for mom on Mother’s Day.
Hooter’s – This isn’t odd at all. Bring mom in for a free entree valued at $10 or less with the purchase of a drink.
McCormick & Schmicks – Get a complimentary chocolate covered strawberry May 11th.
Starbucks – Sunday, May 11 buy one Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte and get one free in honor of Mother’s Day.
White Castle – Get mom 10 original sliders for $2.50 on Mother’s Day. Order online and use promo code MOM.
Wienerschnitzel – .61 cents hot dogs on Mom’s Day.
Many local establishments are offering Moms free admission and discounts such as amusement parks, gardens, zoos, museums, water parks, aquariums and skating rinks and much more.
Call ahead and ask and you might be pleasantly surprised!