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Last minute Mother's Day ideas

Mother’s Day is around the corner! And we have some sweet ideas for your mom’s special day:

  • $10 off of $50 and $5 off caption frames at Hallmark
  • Books-A-Million has deals under $10
  • Buy a Red Lobster gift card worth at least $75 and get $10 off or a free appetizer
  • Ruth’s Chris steakhouse will give $25 gift cards to mothers who eat there on Mother’s Day
There will also be a Mother’s Day brunch at Angelina’s Ristorante in Bonita Springs, and a Mother’s Day luncheon on Saturday at the Fort Myers Villas Civic Association.

Mother’s Day has a history! In 1858, a young homemaker named Anna Jarvis organized “Mother’s Work Days” to improve the sanitation and avert deaths from disease-bearing insects and seepage of polluted water, according to the National Women’s History Project .

In 1872, Boston poet Julia Ward Howe established a special day for mothers not long after the bloody Franco-Prussian War.

And then in 1905 when Ann Jarvis died, her daughter began a campaign that resulted in Congress passing a Mother’s Day resolution in 1914.