Christmas and Valentine’s Day are now just a fading memory and coming around next on the celebration carousel is the most important day, Mother’s Day or to some, Mothering Sunday. As Anna Jarvis, the credited founder of Mother’s Day said when talking about her own dear mother, it is a day to honour “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
In Anna’s time, Mother’s Day was marked with a gift of white carnations as a sign of thankfulness and love but over the years the occasion has grown into far more than just a floral tribute. Whether this is due to the expanding imprint of the ‘Hallmark’ era or sibling rivalry at its most competitive, you won’t hear too many mums complaining. We adore the gorgeous bouquets from Wild at Heart . Every time we pass Nikki’s Westbourne Grove florist we find ourselves looking in the window dreaming of receiving one of these beautiful bouquets. If you, like Anna, want to honour the roots of the day and enjoy the aged tradition of giving exquisite flowers, take a look at Wild At Heart to order a stunning bouquet.
Confectionery stores have a long history of trying to out chocolate each other with luxurious personalised sweet things and great big gorgeous gateaux but we cannot look past Fortnum and Mason’s sensational Strawberry Truffles or Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles. If your mum has a little bit of a sweet tooth then these fruity and Champagne truffles will instantly make you the candy apple of her eye. How charming would it be to present them on our Designers Guild Hearts A Flutter Candy Tuft Cushion?
Stay one step ahead of your kin or perhaps join forces to add to your mom’s accessory collection with a stunning piece from Stella & Dot , Zadig & Voltaire or Jimmy Choo ! You will spoilt for choice when choosing a piece to spoil your mum! Alternatively, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a plate of filling finger sandwiches, sumptuous scones and a top tier of tempting cakes. An Afternoon Tea at the famous Ritz Hotel , a wonderful way to spend Mothering Sunday.
This March, Sunday the 15th to be exact, whatever way you decide to treat your Mrs Jarvis, be it a single carnation or breakfast in bed, (perhaps served on an Eichholtz Tray Kingstreet) add a heartfelt homemade card to make the day extra special. A bunch of old buttons, a nice ribbon and a bit of coloured card and voila, you will be the favourite, I mean, you will make your mum’s day !!
Anna Jarvis then campaigned for years afterwards to have Mother’s Day cancelled…We don’t know about you but we are glad that her campaign was unsuccessful !!!
Happy Mother’s Day.