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Are you searching for that special thoughtful Mother’s Day gift that really says ‘you’re awesome Mum’?!
Then why not let Lovely Words design a unique gift for you this year.
There are some people in our lives that are so important we designate an entire day every year to celebrate them. Mother’s Day, coming up on 26th March, is one of those special days. A day to set aside all other commitments and reflect on all the wonderful things your mum does for you throughout the year. A day to make her feel special and show your appreciation with a thoughtful mother’s day gift.
Mum’s are great!
She cheers you up when you feel bad, gives advice when you’re confused and helps you through life’s most trying moments. She’s your best friend and guide. After all the amazing things she’s done, it’s only right to shower her with affection and thoughtful gifts. And there’s no better time to do it than on Mother’s Day! Personalised wall art is a great thoughtful Mother’s Day gift and you can show her how much you care by including loads of your childhood memories, happy times shared and of course, mum’s great qualities. The smile you’ll see on her face when she receives the gift is priceless!
Here’s a little bit of interesting history about why we give gifts and celebrate Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday have become synonymous over the years, but the two celebrations actually have completely separate beginnings.
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day dates back to 1908 when an American named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia. Her mother had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. Anna wanted to remember her by setting aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
By contrast, Mothering Sunday is a religious holiday celebrated in parts of Europe. The day falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. In the sixteenth century, on this day (Laetare Sunday) people returned to worship in their ‘mother church’. In later times, Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother church, usually with their family. It was often the only time that whole families could gather together. On the way to church, children would pick wild flowers to place in the church or give to their mothers, a tradition which eventually led to the current practice of giving gifts to our mum’s today.
Over the years here in the UK the two have merged to become the Mother’s Day we know and love today. Whilst we still celebrate Mother’s Day on Mothering Sunday, it is no longer a religious event for most of us, but rather a day to celebrate “the person who does more for you than anyone in the world” – Mum!
The perfect thoughtful Mother’s Day gift!
Our ‘Wonderful Mum’ typography wall art : packed with everything you love about Mum and the happy memories you share. Totally unique to you and your mum, this personalised print will be a big hit on Mother’s Day!