Mother's Day Traditions & Origins | Mothering Sunday - PostBoxed

Mother's Day isn't quite what we all think...

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Liza Mirelman | 0 comments

On Sunday the 26th of March, children across the UK will be celebrating their mothers! Contrary to what we do now, traditional Mothering Sunday, more commonly known as Mother’s Day, wasn’t all about our mums!   

Originally a religious tradition Mothering Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Lent. Historically, it was a day for children working as domestic servants to get a break to go home and visit their family. This gave them a chance to visit their ‘mother church’ – the main church or cathedral in the area they grew up in. This inevitably became an occasion for family reunions. As the children walked home, historians believe they would have picked wild flowers as gifts for the church and their mothers which is where the tradition if gift-giving might have started. 

Nowadays, children give presents such as cards, flowers and chocolates to their mothers to show how much they love them. If you can’t make it to see your mother this March the 26th then why not send her one of Postboxed’s hand-wrapped gifts, delivered directly though her letterbox. You can even customise a card for her that we will include with the gift free of charge.

However you want to spend your Mother's Day, see Postboxed's range of Gifts for Women for some inspiration on how to make your mother feel special this March the 26th.

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