Mum’s the word on her very spe­cial day

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Ad­ver­tis­ing fea­ture

It’s the one day of the year when we en­cour­age mums to slow down, take things easy and en­joy be­ing spoiled.

You may want to make her break­fast in bed or treat her to lunch or a slap-up meal to say thanks for all she does for ev­ery­one.

Or it may be you want to treat that spe­cial lady in your life who of­fers you ad­vice and is like a mum to you.

Moth­er­ing Sun­day was orig­i­nally a day for Chris­tians to visit their ‘mother’ church.

Tra­di­tion­ally, do­mes­tic ser­vants were given the day off to return to their home­town and wor­ship with their fam­i­lies.

On their way home, they would pick wild flowers to place in the church – or give to their mums.

The day has since evolved into an oc­ca­sion for kids to hon­our and give presents to their hard­work­ing mums, and has lost a lot of its re­li­gious mean­ing.

Moth­er­ing Sun­day has been cel­e­brated in the UK since the 16th Cen­tury, but the date changes an­nu­ally.

This is be­cause it is linked to Easter which is dif­fer­ent each year as it is de­ter­mined by the lu­nar cal­en­dar.

It al­ways falls on the fourth Sun­day dur­ing the pe­riod of Lent, when peo­ple typ­i­cally give up things like cer­tain foods or bad habits for the days lead­ing up to Easter.

There are no hard and fast rules about what to of­fer your mother on this spe­cial day but plenty of peo­ple kick things off with a nice break­fast in bed.

Ei­ther way, she’s sure to think it’s per­fect.

Lots of peo­ple also opt for a bunch of flowers with tulips be­ing a good value, sea­sonal choice. Or you may want to treat her to a bot­tle of her favourite per­fume.

Per­haps a re­lax­ing beauty treat­ment would be per­fect for your mum where she can lie back and un­wind as she is pam­pered. So this Moth­er­ing Sun­day take time to let mum know how spe­cial she is to you and thank her for all she does.

Treats ga­lore From break­fast in bed to a day of sur­prise gifts, make it spe­cial

Sur­prise treat Our mums mean the world to us

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