Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Mother's Day - Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, often called "Mothers' Day" in the United Kingdom and Ireland falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday). It is believed to have originated from the 16th century Christian practice of visiting one's mother church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day. Most historians believe that young apprentices and young women in servitude were released by their masters that weekend in order to visit their families. As a result of secularization, it is now principally used to celebrate and give thanks for mothers, although it is still recognized in the historical sense by some churches, with attention paid to Mary the mother of Jesus as well as the traditional concept 'Mother Church'.

Source: Wiki

Cool Cards: Mother's Day Cards

And on a lighter note... Tesco Value Mother's Day Cards

Source: Tesco Value Cards

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