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.
Mothers are very special people
‘If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?’ —Milton Berle
Two of our brand new hampers are the Moet Gold which includes a 200ml bottle of Moet & Chandon, chocolates, fudge and chocolate-coated macadamias, and Luscious Scents containing an aromatherapy diffuser, mist room spray, candle, lip balm, perfume, hand cream, chocolate-covered macadamias, melting moments and tea.
As always, our hampers are presented in our signature style — individually hand-decorated using colourful wrap-bands and gorgeous ribbons to make your gift extra special.
Showing mum the love on Mother’s day
There is no way in the world we would be here with our mums. It is true that everyone at sometime in their lives may have been driven to the brink of insanity by their mum but stop and consider for a moment, that we would have done the same to her many times over. While we may have at some point complained that our mums say we don’t call enough, we should take a moment to remember all the hard work and years of love she put into our lives as we were growing up.
It’s very common that as little children, we think the world revolves around us. It’s part of the psychological make up of a child’s mind but also partly because we had a wonderful woman who devoted many hours of her own precious time to providing us with just about everything we wanted and all the things we needed. We were protected from the cold because mum made us wear our jackets. When we were sick we were looked after and not alone because mum looked after us. We are in this world because our mum went through great amounts of pain to bring us here. That’s why this Mothers Day that giving her one of many great gift baskets Brisbane is a must.
Gift hampers are a fantastic solution to give mum on Mothers Day because they are a wonderful way to spoil her. Decadent and delectable treats is what your mum will enjoy when you present her with this beautiful basket. Whether your mum has a sweet tooth or a savoury tooth, you are sure to find something to please. You can find gift hampers with a bottle of bubbly or some bath time relaxation goodies. If coffee is your mums weakness or sweet smelling pampering products, your just a point and click away to showing your mum how much you appreciate all her love. If you find that you can’t find a hamper to suit your mums tastes in the Mothers Day section then there are plenty more available in the other areas and there is no reason why you can’t select one of these. So long as you show your mum you care, that’s all that matters.
Jump online and take a look at the Mothers Day hampers available to choose from and remember, if you can’t be with mum for Mother’s Day, you can always have your hamper delivered straight to her door.
If you live far away from your mum, it may not always be possible to wish her a happy Mother's Day in person. Still, distance shouldn't mean that you can't send your love to her from afar. One way to wow your mum is by sending her one of our Mothers Day hampers. Since your mum is undoubtedly one of the most important people in your life, you'd probably like to show her how much you care in a unique and exciting way. The last thing you want to do is to send your mom something that is unthoughtful or mass produced and generic. The beauty of a gift hamper is that they are always unique and special. Whether you select a basket that's brimming with special teas and coffees, or if you choose one that is themed around her favourite hobby, your mum is bound to pick up the phone to thank you as soon as her special gift arrives. Knowing that your mum is happy on Mother's Day is a great feeling, and gift baskets are one of the simplest and most fun ways to make that happen.
A mother needs to be a nurse, tutor, chef, psychologist, chauffeur, sports coach, friend, housekeeper, fashion stylist. Your Mum is sure to love one of the beautiful selection of hand decorated gift hampers shown below - perfect for Mother's Day