10 Epic Over-Commercialized Mother’s Day Tweets Just For Dear Ol’ Mom.
Written by Scott McGinnis | Goombay Tally | www.goombaytally.com | Mother’s Day Humor | Contact us at [email protected] for feedback or commercial advertisement submissions.
On the second Sunday in May we ceremoniously observe and celebrate the one person who has [literally] been with us for our entire lives. The person whos warm, sweet, calming voice can be clearly identified, with uncanny precision and pinpoint accuracy amongst tens of thousands in a crowd.
We honor the one who holds the royal blue pedestal, deep within all of our hearts. The women who every college basketball star and NBA draft prospect wants to buy a brand new mansion or Lexus for.
No, not Khloe Kardashian …
We celebrate our beautiful mothers.
History tells us that Civil War peace activist, Anna Jarvis set in motion the concept of modern-day Mother’s Day in 1908 when she held a memorial ceremony for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. We also learn that her long-term vision for Mother’s Day was to respectfully honor mothers everywhere because they are “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”
Although initial attempts to officially recognize Mother’s Day as a national holiday were overwhelmingly rejected by Congress, President Woodrow Wilson did eventually signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday in 1914.
Mother’s Day Meets Good Ol’ American Capitalism. Cha-Ching!
And like every other well-meaning, honorable holiday in the United States, even Mother’s Day eventually succumb to commercialization as companies like Hallmark Cards began selling Mother’s Day cards and other gift items –subsequently profiting from this tender day of recognition.
As you can imagine, Anna Jarvis was not pleased.
Historians note that Anna Jarvis’ protested against the, over-commercialization of this holiday on multiple fronts and in many states.
Jarvis fearlessly fought against candy-makers, greeting card companies, and flower peddlers in an attempt to keep the occasion “pure and honorable.”
But obviously, to no avail.
Today, Mother’s Day … much like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter … has been pretzeled and twisted into a national holiday that [even] Anna Jarvis wouldn’t have imagined possible back in the 1900s.
To say that Anna would be livid, would be a colossal understatement.
So in honor of good ol’ Mom and Anna Jarvis, who gave us this important and time-honored day to officially recognize our cherished and beloved mothers — we highlight Jarvis’ original argument that Mother’s Day has certainly changed since 1908 and pulled together these gems from Twitter to prove our case.
We love you Mommas!
10 Epic Over-Commercialized Mother’s Day Tweets Just For Dear Ol’ Mom
1. Bon Jovi and Mother’s Day: Oh … You Give Mom a “Bad Name…”
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Everything in our #MothersDay section is 25% off now through May 13 – Order by May 7 to receive it in time (US customers only). https://t.co/qj12MamKWZ pic.twitter.com/8dhCTzkAM3
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) May 5, 2018
2. Give Dear Ol’ Mom The Gift That Keeps on Giving … The Gift of Motley Crue? And Pentagrams? … What?
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) May 5, 2018
3. What Mother in Her Right Mind Wouldn’t Want a “Pink Betty” on Sunday?
— Alan Lapasaran (@Alan_3313) May 4, 2018
4. The Look on Mom’s Face When She Opens Up That Box With Her Brand New Spider Man Costume in It. The Joy!
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— cosmanles (@cosmanles) May 5, 2018
5. Happy Mother’s Day … You Crazy Cat Lady You! Let The Hoarding Begin!
— Bonnie Dahlberg (@Bonniemema) May 5, 2018
6. Don’t Just Give Mom Your Heart for Mother’s Day … Give Her Your “Tell-tale Heart.”
— PoeForevermore (@PoeForevermore) May 5, 2017
7. Of Course … Spare No Expense For The Awesome Saint of a Women Who “Raised” You.
— Cory Tsuda (@corytsudalookr) May 5, 2018
8. Creeping Mom Out on Mother’s Day is Always a Fun Option On Her Special Day Too.
— FamilyFun Magazine (@FamilyFun) May 7, 2014
9. For $30,000 You Can Send Mom a 3D-Print of Yourself –Because Buying Her a Brand New Car with That Kind of Cash Would Be Just Plain Silly.
— Select All (@selectall) May 7, 2016
10. When All Else Fails, Just Buy Mom The Gift of … Well, The Same Crap That She Typically Buys Everyday. Enjoy the Laundry Soap and Razors Mom!
A horrible array of Mother's Day gifts. pic.twitter.com/iw2kqZXPin
— You Had One Job (@YouHadOneJ0B) May 19, 2017
Written by Scott McGinnis | Goombay Tally | [email protected]
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