The origins of mother’s day date back hundreds of years, and have many connotations. For instance the Greeks would celebrate a mother’s day, but not quite in the same way we would associate motherhood today. The mother they worshipped once a year was the mother of the Gods.
The modern way of celebrating love and thanks to our matriarchs was originally, like many traditions in our country, a biblical and religious celebration in which Mary, the mother of Jesus was worshipped. Eventually, as times changed, this ‘Mother’s Day’ became a day in which all mothers were worshipped, no matter who they were. However, for the most part, the church was still a huge focus for this tradition.
It wasn’t until the past century or so that presents started being given to commemorate the day. The reasons for this are unclear. Perhaps as church fell out of favour with some families, they needed another way to mark the occasion or perhaps, like with so many things, it was a case of marketing and commercialisation on the part of major companies that was the cause.
Whatever, the reason, the idea of giving presents should not be frowned upon. However, when you do give presents ensure thought has gone into it, so as not to cheapen the occasion. Flowers are one of the most popular gifts, and Mother’s Day flowers can be some of the most special flowers a woman ever receives. The rise in sales of bouquets at this time of year is testament to just how popular a gift they are and just how much the right bunch can say.
So for those who want show their mother just how much they mean to them, a bunch of Mother’s Day Flowers could be just what you need. But don’t let that be the only time you show your love. Remember you can show her you care all year round too.