Mothering Sunday vs Mother's Day: A Quick Origin Story

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Mothering Sunday vs Mother's Day: A Quick Origin Story

Here at D&D, we're all about family, love, and celebrating the little moments that make life truly special. So, grab a cuppa and let's dive in!

Picture this: it's the 16th century in England, and families are gathering on the fourth Sunday of Lent to celebrate "Mothering Sunday". This tradition, began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was a originally a day to honour the Virgin Mary also known as Mother Mary.

But hold onto your beanies, because the story doesn't stop there. Fast forward to the early 20th century, across the pond in the good ol' U.S. of A., where a remarkable woman named Anna Jarvis was on a mission to honour her own mother's legacy of love and sacrifice during the American Civil War.

Anna Jarvis - Founder of Mother's Day is the US

Anna Jarvis - Founder of Mother's Day is the US

She helped start “Mothers' Day Work Clubs" to teach local women how to properly care for their children. Well, as they say: 'It takes a village to raise a child'.

Anna's passion sparked a movement, leading to the official recognition of Mother's Day in the United States in 1914. And guess what? The Brits caught wind of this beautiful tribute and decided it was a bandwagon worth hopping on.

But here's where it gets interesting, ladies. While Mothering Sunday in the UK now shares its sentiment with our American counterparts, we've added our own unique twist to the celebration. From heartfelt cards and handmade gifts to indulgent afternoon teas, we know how to make our mums feel extra special.

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Mothers's Day Pamper Hamper 

And let's not forget the joy of sharing colourful beaniessocks, and mugs with our loved ones – because let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of family fashion flair?

As our own journey at D&D has evolved over the years, so too has the meaning of Mother's Day. It's a time to reflect on the joys of motherhood, celebrate the strong women in our lives, and cherish the precious moments we share with our families.

So, here's to you, incredible mums everywhere. Whether you're wrangling little dragons or simply enjoying a moment of peace and quiet, know that you are loved, appreciated, and celebrated today and every day.

 DRagons & Daisies Family - Mothers Day

From my tribe to yours enjoy your Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday 

If you've made it this far, give us a 💚 to let us know you're part of our tribe. And feel free to share your own Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday traditions or how you stumbled upon our little corner of the internet – we can't wait to hear from you!

Until next time, keep spreading love, joy, and a whole lot of dragon magic.✌🏽💕 

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