Obviously, we want to show our Mothers that we care and appreciate them but where did it begin and who thought of it?
It is a holiday made to celebrate maternal figures, so not necessarily mothers in the literal sense. It also celebrates mothers in society, in families and motherhood in general. It is made clear that it is a day for maternal figures as there is a separate Father’s Day, some families choose to celebrate both days for one parent if they are a one parent household.
The tradition of celebrating mothers has been happening for centuries all over the world but the modern idea and celebration of Mother’s Day began in America. The celebration of this day actually used to be about celebrating the Mother Church. It has now become a big commercial holiday that unfortunately is not what Anna Reeves, the inventor of modern day Mother’s Day wanted. She began her campaign to get people to celebrate Mother’s Day in 1905, and then held a huge celebration for her mother in 1908. Her mother had been a great help during the civil war caring for injured soldiers, so therefore Anna wanted to continue this work and also honour her mother for a whole day every year. She decided she wanted it to be the 2nd Sunday of May every year. The UK decided to do it on the 4th Sunday of Lent, and it is referred to as Mothering Sunday.
In religion, Mother’s Day is celebrated in different ways, if at all. Within the Roman Catholic Church it is heavily associated with the Virgin Mary, as she was the Divine Mother. In Christianity, it is believed that this celebration actually came from going to your ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday, which was an annual event so believed to be separate from the American tradition and deriving from this practice instead. On this day, Mother’s and their children would meet if they had been apart for a long time from jobs, service and education. This day then obviously transformed into a day of celebrating motherhood. Although, in Christianity a lot of focus is still put onto Mary.
Well, here at Busy Brush, Mother’s Day creations are in full swing. Don't leave it too late to make your Mum a gift she can keep forever, allow up to 7-10 days to paint your gifts and collect them before the big day. We have mugs she can use for her morning coffee, side plates for her biscuits and even a selection of vases that you could gift some flowers to her in.