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History of Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the UK on March 22nd this year. It is the fourth Sunday in Lent, a Christian observance 3 weeks before Easter, which has been a festivity since the 16th century. Traditionally parishioners would travel taking gifts to the main ‘mother’ church or cathedral in the area. It became popular across the whole of Europe.

Over the centuries it became a less popular celebration until during the World Wars of the 20th century.  Allied servicemen would send their mother cards and gifts to let them know they were thinking of them. Mothering Sunday should not be confused with the American celebration Mother’s Day which is a modern invention.  It takes place on the 2nd Sunday in May, both were observed by the different countries during the wars and have continued to be supported since.

In recent times the two dates have become rather commercialized with printed greetings cards and mass produced gifts although many people use this opportunity to visit their mother and children will often prepare breakfast in bed as a special treat.

Spoil your mum this Mothering Sunday

For many people their mum is one of the most important people in their life. As a friend, a confidant and an all-knowing advisor. For others, it is not a close relationship and maybe someone else fulfills this parental role. Either way, showing someone how much you care for them is surely a good thing?

If you are looking for gift ideas to spoil your mum, why not check out our range of handmade horseshoe presents including a heart vase holder which is ideal to display a posy of flowers in a jam jar or pint glass. Our choice of candle holders can be made from your (or your mum’s) horseshoes and can even be engraved to make them more personal. If mum is a wine lover, treat her to a handcrafted wine rack.  Or your health conscious mum might like a bespoke fruit bowl.

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An equestrian mother might love a handmade sign for her home or stable – especially if she has equine babies too. Our gifts are unusual and also show thought has been put into choosing something special for your mum.

In March we are offering to engrave any item for free. Just sign up to our monthly newsletter for the code.

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