Mother’s Day is actually rather an old tradition, not just one imagined up by those wishing to sell greetings cards! The ancient Greeks used to honour their maternal goddesses in springtime, the season of fertility and birth. As with many such traditions, it was adopted and altered by the early Christian church, becoming a celebration of the Virgin Mary.
The roots of what we might recognise as Mother’s Day seem to date from the 16th Century, when, on the fourth Sunday in Lent, Mother’s would be honoured in church. By the start of the 20th century though, the tradition of Mother’s Day had become much less popular. It wasn’t until after World War II, thanks to the influx of American soldiers and their culture, that Mother’s Day became popular once again.
This year it’s on the 18th, and the good news is that still gives you time to get your mum a well deserved treat. We’ve put together some gift ideas, and are also offering you free shipping too. So, take a visit to our online store
and treat your mum this Mother’s Day.