Mother’s Day for 2015, is Sunday, the 15th of March. If you haven’t thought about a present for your mum, it’s about time you did.
Debenhams kindly sent me a bunch of flowers to review. With plenty to pick from the Mothers Day Flowers range, I was spoiled for choice. I also have a discount code for those of you who are looking to send your own bunch of flowers to your own lovely mums, which will expire this year.
The code entitles you to 25% off a bouquet. The only bouquets exempt from the discount, are those in the Flowers By Post range.
In the end, I settled for this lovely bunch of sweet avalanche roses with lilac & scented lilies. My lilies haven’t bloomed yet, but when they do, they’re bound to be gorgeous.
Debenhams Flowers by Post have a range starting from £19.99 for a bouquet to go through the post to whoever deserves one in your life. I have no excuses, I just like having flowers around the house, but so rarely get out to buy them. I find myself looking forward to birthdays and some family visits from people who always buy me flowers.
My flowers came in a lovely big box. I did wonder how they would get to me, but the box was big, had air holes, and the flowers were in a little patch of wet soil that kept them moist. It was very light indeed, but held the flowers securely.
Mothering Sunday AKA Mother’s Day
It’s held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and most often sits in the last two weeks of March, or early April. It’s a day where restaurants are kept on their toes, with early bookings from everyone who wants to celebrate their own mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers. If you’re planning taking your mother out, it’s time you booked your restaurant place, or you’re very likely to be disappointed.
Traditionally, people would visit their own parents, but with distances that people live apart from these days, sending a card or bunch of flowers can often be the only way to get a parent know you appreciate them.
It’s often like another birthday in many families, with presents, cards and a special meal to celebrate. The shops are full of cards, boxes of chocolates are stockpiled on shelves and we buy them like they’re going out of fashion.
Where Did Mother’s Day Come From?
It really does hark back to a time where people went to church to celebrate their mother. It could have been a good excuse for a day off, but special services meant that even the scullery maid would have been allowed to go home with a little present, possibly from her employer. It’s very possible that gifts started in this way.
Scottish Mum’s Mother’s Day
My mothers day usually consists of much of the same as every other day of the year. There are still three children to feed, clothe and organise, and there’s still the elder to get up, give her medicine and get dressed., so these flowers are lovely, and I do appreciate them. Appreciating blooms has come late in life to me, but these days, I’d take a bunch of flowers over a box of chocolates every time.
If someone in my family arranged a flower delivery for me, I wouldn’t be at all upset. Now, perhaps I should leave a note or two lying around for the kids to find, and pass onto their dad!