Mother’s Day in the UK is early this year on 6th March due to the fact that Easter is early, which in turn is down to the moon which is full this year soon after the Spring equinox of 21st March. It all seems quite complicated!
In the UK the celebration’s proper name is Mothering Sunday. The day is always celebrated on the 4th Sunday of lent, 3 weeks before Easter and Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring. The UK tradition of Mothering Sunday comes from medieval times when on this day people returned to their ‘Mother’ church. In later times servants would be given the day off and go with their families.
Nowadays it is a day when Mothers can be thanked by their children for all the work they do. So here are a few ideas;
To start the day a special breakfast in bed is always appreciated!
I love this printable stationery and menu from Lia Griffith which you can download from her website.
This kraft gift box can be decorated in lots of different ways, fill it with home made cakes or cookies.
This pretty paper Mother’s Day bouquet makes a beautiful handmade gift and will last for years! You could try making your own paper flowers or check out this Mother’s Day pinterest board for more ideas.
I hope you enjoy being creative this Mother’s Day! x