Anna Jarvis - Original Button Design



Anna Jarvis - Original Button Design


This is a button design that Anna Jarvis used to try to encourage use of a less ephemeral symbol to commemorate Mother's Day; a button versus the popularized carnation. Although Anna valued the white carnation as a symbol, in her conflicts with the flower industry, this button became an alternative to the flower. This button was recreated for the national centennial commemoration at the International Mother's Day Shrine.


International Mother's Day Shrine