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    (Original post by Ladyluck)
    What you getting your mums for mothers day?
    Hopefully a manicure and pedicure from my friend (I still have to pay though grrr) and a bunch of flowers.
    It's my dad's birthday on Saturday too which means the whole weekend is devoted to them (grrr)

    Does mean I get a free dinner out on Saturday though
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    i got her a *tiny* box of chocolates and im taking her out to dinner.

    love Katy ***
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    I got my mum a set of cards with Cathedral ceilings on... she really likes cathedral ceilings so I was pleased when I spotted them (they are nice and unusual). I am going home on Saturday and she said seeing me would be her mothers' day present and told me not to get her anything. I will probably spend the day showing her my English work from this term (she's also an English freak) and will write out my favourite poems from this term into her little book.
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    (Original post by Ladyluck)
    What you getting your mums for mothers day?
    A card probably, and we'll do breakfast etc for her. We don't really get presents that much for mothers' day.
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    flowers and some chocolates from thorntons
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    Norah jone's new album...bit boring but hey...

    shes away all weekend anyway lol, going on a mountain walk thingy.

    sisters buggering off to a friends for teh weekend too, peace and quiet at my place, i suggested fishing to my dad (LOL) he wasn't keen
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    well I'm not at home but I've sent her a card and I'm going to get her some flowers and take her out for lunch when I'm next home.
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    Nothing. Its commerical crap, I don't need to mothers day to give my mother a present.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Nothing. Its commerical crap, I don't need to mothers day to give my mother a present.

    it is actually celebrated by the church- therefore is traditional and religious, it has become comercialised but is not just 'invented' by companies to make money, it is a time to show how much you appreciate your mum, as we so often take them and what they do for granted.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Nothing. Its commerical crap, I don't need to mothers day to give my mother a present.
    Im not overly keen either...the card shop gto 3 quid out of me earlier for something that will be thrown away come monday. Its annoying that so much value is attched to this day, which comes from where? anyone know? other than the card makers! lol
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    i agree I know its commercialised and so does my mum and I get her pressies at other times, but she would be secretley upset if I didnt bother. I know she talks with their friends about what they get, it would be really tight if I didnt bother.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Nothing. Its commerical crap, I don't need to mothers day to give my mother a present.

    I have spent £2.50 on those cards and I know she will LOVE them. A small present and extra care and attention on that particular day distinguishes it from others. I think it is important to celebrate Mothering SUnday (that's its proper name, right?) because you can say "I don't need a day" all you like but I think it is important to take a special day to show your mum how thankful you are to her.

    edit: and she'll be able to either frame the cards or send them to her special friends in turn - not just thrown away. She will keep them and use them on special occasions and think "oo Alice got me these for being a good mummy".
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    I managed to find a mothering sunday card, and I got her some fairtrade chocolate and some poetry.
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    These are the origins apparently:

    Mothering Sunday


    Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it's often called "Mothers Day" it has no connection with the American festival of that name.

    Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

    Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home made cards to their mothers.



    History of Mothering Sunday
    Most Sundays in the year churchgoers in England worship at their nearest parish or "daughter church".

    Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or "mother" church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their "mother" church, or the main church or Cathedral of the area.

    Inevitably the return to the "mother" church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away returned home. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home for work once they were ten years old.)

    And most historians think that it was the return to the "Mother" church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

    As they walked along the country lanes, children would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church or give to their mother as a small gift.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    I have spent £2.50 on those cards and I know she will LOVE them. A small present and extra care and attention on that particular day distinguishes it from others. I think it is important to celebrate Mothering SUnday (that's its proper name, right?) because you can say "I don't need a day" all you like but I think it is important to take a special day to show your mum how thankful you are to her.

    edit: and she'll be able to either frame the cards or send them to her special friends in turn - not just thrown away. She will keep them and use them on special occasions and think "oo Alice got me these for being a good mummy".
    Isn't sunday supposed to be a day of rest?
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    (Original post by blissy)
    These are the origins apparently:

    Mothering Sunday


    Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it's often called "Mothers Day" it has no connection with the American festival of that name.

    Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

    Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home made cards to their mothers.



    History of Mothering Sunday
    Most Sundays in the year churchgoers in England worship at their nearest parish or "daughter church".

    Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or "mother" church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their "mother" church, or the main church or Cathedral of the area.

    Inevitably the return to the "mother" church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away returned home. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home for work once they were ten years old.)

    And most historians think that it was the return to the "Mother" church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

    As they walked along the country lanes, children would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church or give to their mother as a small gift.

    yay i was right la la la la la la la

    (Original post by Ladyluck)
    What you getting your mums for mothers day?
    A day at a beauty parlour....I got exactly the same for my birthday and i loved every second....x
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    Isn't sunday supposed to be a day of rest?
    Well most people don't really honour that anymore, but how did you get that from my post..? :confused:
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    (Original post by Ladyluck)
    What you getting your mums for mothers day?
    I have two sisters, a brother and a dog and we're getting our mum:

    - The book accompanying the series "A Place in France", which she loves
    - "Shackleton" on DVD (the one with Kenneth Brannagh)
    - A woodworking book (another hobby)
    - Some Thorntons choccies
    and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (the book).

    Hope she doesn't read this!
 
 
 
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