Anna Jarvis, the leader of the early 20th century movement to make Mother’s
Day a national holiday, later fought against the holiday. She felt the day
had become over-commercialized. In fact, she was so frustrated that most
people sent greeting cards on the holiday that she once called the cards,
“a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” Jarvis and her
sister spent their family inheritance fighting against the holiday. They
both died in poverty.
The Mother of Mother’s Day