It's May and May is filled with many amazing things to celebrate. May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month, Mother's Day, and the end of spring. While this year might look a little different, we still want to celebrate our moms and military spouses. So, dive into this new Sip, and see what MilSpouseFest has in store for May. And remember, we LOVE our giveaways!!!
We also want to thank all of our nurses out there on this National Nurses Day!!!
If you would like to volunteer, or are interested in being a table sponsor at our events, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mother's Day is this weekend! But when did Mother's Day first start? When did it become a national holiday?
A woman named Ann Jarvis made an effort to foster friendship and community between mothers during and after the Civil War. She started a community in 1868, which established “Mother's Friendship Day.” Her daughter Anna established the very first Mother's Day in 1908.
The first Official Mother's Day was on May 9th, 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it as a public “thank you” to all mothers.
Our Fun Facts for this issue are all about Mother's Day!!!
1) When Anna Reeves Jarvis established Mother's Day, she used the carnation to have special meaning. Red, if your mother was living, white if she had passed.
2) The US, Great Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Samoa, Georgia, Australia, and Thailand all celebrate Mother's Day!
3) According to the Pew Research Center, more calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year.
4) Many of Mr. Roger's sweaters on his television show were knitted by his real mother.
In honor of Military Appreciation Month and Mother's Day, we at MilSpouseFest are going to have some amazing giveaways though the month of May. Here are the ways to win!
We had an amazing Mother’s Day giveaway!!! ,
And since we LOVE giveaways so much we are having giveaways just for our Sip subscribers for all our May newsletters. Each Sip will have a code word, be the first person to email the code word to email@example.com will be the winner!
Ready, set, email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Make sure you have liked our MilSpouseFest Facebook page, we will be giving weekly prizes throughout the month of May for Military Spouse Appreciation month!