Making Mum’s Day Memorable

How will you be celebrating your mum or the special mother figure in your life this Mother’s Day?

Where did Mother’s Day originate?

We all know mums are very special and deserve to be celebrated, but where did the tradition begin?

Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greeks and Romans, when they held spring festivals dedicated to the maternal goddess.

The more recent history of Mother’s Day dates back to the 1600s in England, where the fourth Sunday of Lent was celebrated as “Mothering Sunday. After a prayer service, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their mothers.

The ritual faded out by the 19th century, however, after World War II, the official day of celebration was once again re-established to reunite families who had been divided during the war.

Loving Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Assemble a photo collage of warm and cherished moments

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Mums are busy people! Help her unwind with some pampering

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Make Mother’s Day a day you take an annual family photo each year and reminisce on past years photos

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Take a stroll, pack a picnic and head out for a nice relaxing day

Honouring mothers who have passed

For those whose mothers have passed away, Mother’s Day can be a tough day of the year, however, it can also be a time to reflect on the cherished memories you hold.

You may want to take some time to share memories of your mother with friends and family, or consider a different way to honour her. Is there a charity she loved you could donate to, a special flower she favoured that you could plant, or a much-loved place she would like you to visit? 

Although there is no doubt the day will be difficult, it can still be a special day you use to cherish your mother.