First celebrated on March 5, 1934 in Amarillo, Texas, the first Mother-in-Law Day was promoted and initiated by the editor of Amarillo’s local newspaper. Modeled after Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Mother-in-Law Day was meant to provide a day to honor and appreciate mothers-in-law. Although the holiday is not an official holiday, meaning it has not yet been recognized by the United States Federal Government, Mother-in-Law Day’s popularity has grown across the nation. The holiday is now celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of October.
Popular culture has unfortunately given mothers-in-law a negative reputation, often placing them at the punch line of mean-spirited jokes. Most sons and daughters-in-law, however, enjoy positive relationships with their mothers-in-law, proving the stereotype wrong. This Mother-in-Law Day celebrates your friendship, gratitude, and respect for the woman who raised the person you love most in the world, your mother-in-law, with a family dinner, a day of special activities or relaxation, and gifts like candy, jewelry, and flowers.
When selecting a floral arrangement for your mother-in-law, be sure to take her own personal style into consideration. If you are unsure of what she likes, you will be able to find clues throughout her home and wardrobe. Does she tend toward bright colors or pastels in her clothing and decor? Does she prefer non-traditional items or things with classic beauty? We have a wide selection of arrangements sure to please everyone with timeless bouquets like our Jolie arrangement which features delicate blooms in feminine pastels like lavender, pink, blue, green, and white. In addition to a selection of classically designed bouquets, we also offer fun, cheerful selections such as our Polka Dots & Posies arrangement which includes pink roses and white daisies gathered in a pink glass cube vase with a polka dot ribbon. For a mother-in-law who enjoys keeping a garden or spending time outside, consider a gift of easy to care for potted plants like our Ceramic Dish Garden which includes an assortment of blooming and lush green plants.
No matter how your family plans to celebrate Mother-in-Law Day, our professional florists at Boyd’s look forward to helping you select the perfect floral arrangement to complement your mother-in-law’s personality. We wish you and your family a happy Mother-in-Law Day filled with friendship, love, and fond memories.