History of Mother’s Day

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Ahh Mother’s!! Ambidextrous with the many roles they play, we’re often in awe that one person can be so much to so many; have the answer to everything, measured advice when it’s needed most, always be ‘right’ but never in a ‘i-told-you-so’ way… maybe we lucked out with our Mum?

Either way, we believe Mother’s are wholly deserving of a dedicated day, after all, what would we do without them?

History of Mother’s Day

If you think that ‘Mother’s Day’ is yet another commercial opportunity, dreamed up in the 1950’s by Don Draper’s predecessor, you’d be wrong! Well, half wrong!
In the UK we now celebrate a hybrid of the US Mother’s Day and the religious Mothering Sunday that falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent.
The latter evolved from the 16th-century Christian practice of visiting one’s ‘mother church’, which, according to the BBC was “either the church where one was baptised, or the local parish church, or the nearest cathedral (the latter being the mother church of all the parish churches in a diocese).”
For centuries workers were given a day off on this date so that they could visit family, and eventually the religious tradition evolved (via the Don Draper’s of the 1950’s), into the Mothering Sunday secular tradition of giving gifts to mothers.
So now you know.


Even if your Mother insists against gifts, we love the idea of spoiling them with our time and love, and we obviously think Mother’s Day is a good excuse to take her out for lunch and surprise her with something lovely.

One of our customers had a lovely idea – each child in the family chose a gemstone or charm and we made up a necklace with an engraved locket.

Browse our Mix & Match Pendants:

Mix & Match Pendants


Some Mother’s insist on practicality. What better than to find her something original for her desk, exquisitely hand-made and engraved:

Silver Desk Accessories

Engrave a Locket, add a birthstone or initial & hide a little something from your childhood in it:

Engraved silver locket


Gather everyone together, take a picture and engrave a silver frame with a line from her favourite song, or a declaration of how great she is:

Silver Photo Frames

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