This weekend we will be celebrating Mums across the nation as Mother’s Day dawns. Whether it’s a bunch of flowers or breakfast in bed, come Sunday morning Mums everywhere will be showered with thoughtful gifts and cards as we show our love and appreciation.
The modern Mother’s Day has grown from historic origins to become nearly as big a deal as Valentine’s Day, but where did this tradition come from? Origins date back to the era of ancient Greeks and Romans but the traditional UK Mothering Sunday started in the 1600s (so still pretty old!). The more modern Mother’s Day has been adopted from American culture by countries across the world and is celebrated on slightly different days.
Did you know that Mothering Sunday has also been known as Refreshment Sunday or Pudding Pie Sunday? We haven’t tried pudding pie but we think it sounds delicious! Mothering Sunday is also sometimes known as Simnel Sunday because of the tradition of baking Simnel cakes to be eaten at Easter. There’s a definite food theme going on here!
Because it’s nearly Mother’s Day, we want to congratulate former Queen of the Jungle Stacey Solomon for being crowned Celebrity Mum of the Year. We wonder what she will be getting for Mother’s Day. The X Factor finalist pipped other famous mothers, like Myleene Klass and the PM’s wife Samantha Cameron to the title. Congratulations Stacey!
Whether your mum is a celebrity or just simply fabulous, we think she deserves a bit of effort this Sunday. Here at Galt we go for the personal touch by making our mums gorgeous little cards. You can too – it isn’t too late – simply download the three cute patterns for FREE via our Activity Zone and follow the instructions. Get creative and remember it’s the thought that counts.
Let’s hear it for the mums!