Saturday, March 14, 2015
Happy Mother's Day!
One of the loveliest dates on the crafting calendar is Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day as it has become more commonly known here in the UK. I am always telling the children at our sewing clubs that our fabulously and lovingly sewn projects make fantastic gifts. As a Mum I adore receiving gifts that my children have made (although now they are getting older these are few and far between!). It has been lovely this week to hear that many of our sewing club enthusiasts were keen to complete their first Easter project to give as a Mother's Day gift.
Today is the chance to say a heartfelt thank you to the special lady in your life and this year I have thinking about the origins of this day and why it has become such an important day in many families' calendars. Here is what I have discovered......
It seems that as with many celebrations Mother's Day in the UK has it's roots in religion. Back in the day when many people were employed as servants they would usually visit the church of their employers which would have been located in the local parish. This was known as the "daughter church". Once a year on the fourth Sunday of Lent, servants were allowed to travel to their "mother church" and this was in the parish where they were born.
On this day they got to see their family again and therefore the date gradually became associated with families, in particular Mothers rather than the location of a church.
Today we give gifts, flowers and cards to say "Thank You" and show appreciation for the special ladies who play a huge part in our lives.
So on this lovely day I wish you all a relaxing and happy day that is full of love and here are some flowers from me just to say "Happy Mother's Day!".
Hope you like them.xx