Mothers day is a time to celebrate those special ladies in our lives, now you can treat them to a brand new iconic love heart; a Mum charm! However where did Mothers Day originate, why and when do we celebrate Mothers Day? Mother's Day is an annual celebration of motherhood observed in different countries around the world. The holiday's origin dates back to ancient times, when Greeks and Romans held festivals to honor mother goddesses. However, the modern-day version of Mother's Day has its roots in the United States and the UK.
The modern-day Mother's Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908 when Anna Jarvis organised a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who was a peace activist and cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. Anna Jarvis campaigned to make Mother's Day a national holiday, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day has a different history. It is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is in March or April. The holiday has roots in Christianity, where it was known as "Mothering Sunday." On this day, people would return to their hometowns and attend church with their families. It became a tradition for children to bring gifts and flowers to their mothers on this day.
The difference between Mother's Day in the UK and the US is primarily the date of celebration. In the UK, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, while in the US, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Another difference is the name: In the UK, it is called "Mothering Sunday," while in the US, it is simply referred to as "Mother's Day." Additionally, in the UK, generally the holiday is not as commercialised as it is in the US, and it is more focused on spending time with family and showing appreciation for mothers.
Regardless of where you are in the world the sentiment behind it remains the same, cherishing the ladies that shaped our childhood and continue to be a rock in our lives. It seemed a no brainer to create an 18ct love heart for those cherished women in our lives. A Mum charm to wear as you like, wear it alone as an everyday pendant or add to your charm bracelet to other sentimental charms, or let it be the start of a bracelet to tell her story. Your choice, your sentiment.