The History of Mother's Day

The History of Mother's Day

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It's often not until Mother's Day comes around that people acknowledge how important their mum is. Most countries celebrate this holiday on different days based on local traditions.

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13 Red Infinity Roses in a Black Round Rose Box with Matte Finish

The History of Mothering Sunday

Like many traditions, Mother's Day started as a religious practice in the U.K. During the 16th century, people in the U.K. attended an exceptional service at their "mother church". This was the chapel where they were baptised. Visiting the mother church on the fourth Sunday in Lent was common. This unique gathering had the power to reunite entire families. It became a true family-honoured tradition.

On this day, children who worked as apprentices away from home had a day off to join their relatives. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with their parents, especially their mothers. Children would pick wildflowers on their travels home and place them in the church or give them to their mothers. This custom evolved into the traditional Mother's Day Flowers.

The Origins of Mother's Day

This festivity was officially established in the United States in 1908 by Lady Anna Jarvis of West Virginia. She held a memorial to honour her late Mother and pushed hard for an official holiday for others to celebrate their Mother worldwide.

In 1914, after much hard work and promotion, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson finally made a proclamation. He established the second Sunday of May as the official U.S. date for the observance of a national day to celebrate mothers.

Shortly after the holiday became famous, people across the country started to celebrate it. People from the U.K. and Ireland joined this celebration and decided to celebrate in March instead of May.

The Tradition of Gifting Flowers on Mother's Day

Celebrating mum is an excellent opportunity to reunite families. Bringing together people who don't usually get to spend a lot of time together.

In recent years, many families have been unable to spend this day with each other in person. So, people have had to find creative ways to celebrate their mums. But that's not to say that traditional Mother's Day Flowers have lost their ability to be meaningful and surprising. 

Flowers are always a go-to for many. Flowers can communicate gratitude and appreciation and will make every Mother smile. While everyone has family gift traditions, flowers don't seem to be going out of style soon. 

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Pink Infinity Roses in Beige Rose Box with Suede Finish

The Powerful Symbolism of Roses

Roses are also known to be carriers of secrets. We use roses as the unspoken language that can reveal your deepest thoughts. It can be challenging for sons or daughters to express their feelings towards their mum. But roses can communicate many emotions: love, affection, respect, admiration, and more.

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By purchasing our infinity roses, you will ensure a better future for the planet. They are an eco-friendly, everlasting option that will joyfully fill your Mother's heart. Once you've chosen which flowers your mum will best adore, that doesn't need to end your search. You can find the perfect floral arrangement for any other upcoming celebrations too. Click here to find out more.

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