Mother’s Day – back to basics!

Your card or gift doesn't need to be lavish to show you care x

The celebration of Mother’s Day is a long-standing tradition in which we honour our  cherished mother who gave us life.    Did you know Ann Jarvis started this idea in memory of her mother back in 1907?  Ann Jarvis was the founder of Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to improve sanitation and health.

Today the marking of Mother’s Day has become too commercial and this is against the principles of how Ann Jarvis saw the day being celebrated.

With this in mind and economic uncertainty, there is no need to splash your cash on lavish gifts for your Mother.   I have seen cards in the shop for £4.99, which is excessively expensive regardless of how deep your pockets are.

Often what we say or do, has much more impact than a £50 bouquet of flowers.    A smile can convey love and friendship yet costs nothing.   A hand-made card takes time and effort but costs nothing, but is more treasured.  So why not get back to basics and start crafting your own card and gift.

So this Mother’s Day, don’t stress about lavish gifts, I am sure a cup of tea in bed for your Mum will be truly appreciated.   And you can’t go wrong with a bit of pampering!    So make a special effort to let your Mum take the weight of her feet by doing the washing up, cooking, take care of young siblings or walk the dog.

All these little actions will make your mother feel like a Queen for the day.   Mother’s are angels in disguise so treat her with the respect she deserves.  Often we forget to tell our loved ones that we do ‘love them’ so make an exception today and utter those four words ‘I love you Mum’.

If your relationship hasn’t been great with your Mum, then this is the day to make a special effort to put things right.  Who is right and who is wrong doesn’t matter, you only get one Mother so make the best of yours.

Your Mum does everything (well probably) for 365 days a year, just take this one day to show her how much you love her.

You just need you to give your Mother a marvellous Mother’s Day, just you.  ♥

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard-working Mother’s who do their best to help their children grow into fine adults ♥

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