Inevitably, I am asked by my children about the history and origins of holidays that we celebrate. They are relieved when I label a holiday a”hallmark” holiday because they do not feel obligated to participate with gifts. As expected, the question came, of how we would be celebrating Mother’s Day this year–and as I gave the rehearsed “hallmark” label, I realized I didn’t really know how Mother’s Day began. After investigation, I realize that the person who pressed for the holiday to begin with, also spent her life fighting the commercialization of the holiday–in particular the influence of the greeting cards that replaced a heartfelt letter. Anna Jarvis was credited with convincing president Wilson to make Mother’s Day a national holiday in America. Her…