Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and encompasses all generations of women in a family.
Celebrating Mother's day has its roots deep into the 16th century England. In those times, young girls and boys as well were often sent from home to work as maids and servants, and were given the 4th Sunday of Lent to return home to their mothers. So this became known as the "Mothering Sunday", when the family gathered around the mother, the eldest child brought "mothering cake" and children most often assumed household duties and prepared special lunch or dinner to honor their mother.
Historians like to theorize that it was the return to the “mother” church that led to the tradition of children getting the day off to visit their mother and family.
Whatever the case might be, it is a lovely day to celebrate your mother.
When it comes to gifts, and I think all mothers will agree, the greatest gift is to have your children around for the day. However, we like to pamper our mothers, so below are some ideas for gifts and activities to do on the day:
1) Bring your mother cake and flowers
2) Do chores around the house or garden
3) Record a video with your kids, make a card or a little painting.4) Make her a homemade gift (her favourite jam, organic soap, scented candles, lavender sachets, herbal vinegar, fruit juice).
5) Buy an online class for her (art, pottery, cooking, jewelry making, etc.)
Do you celebrate Mother's Day? What do you usually gift your (grand)mother?