Did you know that Mother’s Day was originally a day for Christians to visit their ‘Mother’ Church?
Domestic servants were given the day off to return to their hometown and worship with their families. En route, these servants would pick wild flowers to place in their church – or give to their mums. Over time, Mother’s Day has lost most of its religious meaning and is predominantly a day set aside for us to show our appreciation to our mothers or maternal figure.
Rather than giving the predictable bunch of flowers, I’ve decided to search for some fresh, new gift ideas and with only 2 weeks to go (March 26th 2017) we still have plenty of time to organise & plan something special.
From skydiving to cream teas, days out are always a winner. Giving time to Mum is very important and just as important, is that more memories are being made.
Handwritten poems and quotes are touching and personal, along with making, baking and crafting something special.
An extremely useful, soothing gift such as a wheat bag is a special treat for the keen gardener with plenty of beautiful designs to choose from.
From silver spoons to bracelets, personalised gifts are becoming increasingly popular and you can find a huge range of ideas here.
Whatever you decide on, just don’t forget the words of George Washington.
‘All that I am, I owe to my Mother'.