Mothers Day 2016

Author: Helen   Date Posted:21 April 2016 

Mothers Day through the ages

Have you ever wondered about how Mothers Day was started? Apparently, its roots go back to the Ancient Greeks. Not only were they geniuses when it came to mathematics, architecture, engineering, the Arts and politics but they had a habit of worshipping gods and goddesses. Once a year, they would hold a spring festival to revere Rhea, the Goddess of fertility and motherhood.

Much later, Christians held their own celebration on the fourth Sunday in lent to honour the Virgin Mary. Then in the 17th century, Mothering Sunday became an annual ritual where children would pay tribute to their mothers by bringing them gifts after a special church service honouring the Virgin Mary. Employers gave live-in domestic servants a holiday on this day so they could visit their mothers.

But the modern Mothers Day was instigated by two American women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. Their motivations for such a celebration were to convey messages about peace following the Civil War and to recognise the contribution all mothers make to society.  Mothers Day is now celebrated on different days in over 40 countries around the world.

It’s clear that mothers have been revered for centuries. Today, we may not hold religious festivals or take a holiday on the first Sunday in May (in Australia), but the customs of giving a gift, sharing a meal and making Mum feel special lives on.

If you would like to spoil your mum, here are some of our most popular Mothers Day hampers:

  • Blanc de Blanc – pampering products from Urban Rituelle and Aroma Botanical; tea cup; truffles; gourmet tea and Byron Bay cookies

  • Cocoa & Vanilla – a pamper pack plus soaps; cookies and chocolate coated macadamias

  • Breakfast in Bed – pancake mix; ceramic mug; Byron Bay coffee;  English Breakfast tea bags; Berri juice; toasted macadamia muesli; oat slice and a chocolate, dried fruits & exotic nuts snack pack

  • Time for Tea - a teapot for one with a cup and saucer; English Breakfast tea; cotton tea towel; melting moments; fudge; Byron Bay cookies; chocolate muffin mix; pink candy stripe muffin cups and a storage tray

For a complete list of contents and more of our gorgeous, gourmet hampers, please click on

All our hampers are hand packed and individually decorated with ribbons and bows that Mum will adore. Don’t forget to order early. Last orders for delivery on Friday, May 6 must be received by 12 midday Wednesday 4th May.


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