Mothers day is fast approaching! A day where we celebrate and give thanks to the amazing women that brought us into the world. But how much do you know about it? Here are 5 fun facts about Mother's day!
Mothers day, in its modern form, was first celebrated in 1914! This occurred after a tireless campaign by a woman named Anna Jarvis, who, while having no children of her own, wanted to honour her mother's wishes - having a day just for mums!
Despite this, the origins of ‘Mothering Sunday’ date back to the 16th century! It started as a date where everyone would have a day off of work, and would have time to spend together as a family and go to church. It became commonplace for children to pick flowers to give to their mothers on this day and over time, it became a tradition to give gifts to your mother on mothering Sunday!
Talking of flowers - one of the traditional mother's day flowers is carnations! Pink and red flowers are generally given as gifts to a living mother, while white is used to honour a mother who is no longer with us. Something to think about when you're buying your flowers!
On top of this, approximates one quarter of flowers bought every year are bought around mother's day!
Finally… approximately 122 million phone calls are made to mothers on mothers day, in the US alone! Imagine how many calls that is throughout the whole world!
There you have it! 5 fun facts about mother's day - did you know any of them? What did you think?
If you want to break out of the norm and buy your mother something truly unique this mother's day, why not check out our blog post on 5 impactful mothers day gift ideas, for something she truly won't forget