Most of us know we wouldn't be who we are today without our mothers which is why, every year Britons spend millions on Mothering Sunday just to make sure Mum knows how special she is. There are a lot of gifts available for Mother's Day but we're still opting for the more traditional including chocolates and flowers. Last year about £156 million was spent on flowers and plants alone so, if you're going to send your mum some blooms this Sunday, find out just what those flowers are saying to her.
Mother's Day only comes around once a year and, no matter what your age or financial situation, it's nice to do something special for the woman who brought you into the world and helped you along the way.
Retailers are well aware of the day and will use every trick in the book
to try and convince you to part with your cash and splash out on
presents to show your thanks to your Mum. However,
this is the one day of the year when the thought really does count and
putting a little effort into your present, instead of just throwing
money away, is important.
Don't let the shops guilt trip you into
spending more than you can afford as your Mum will appreciate it a lot
more if you show your thanks in an original and creative way that means
something to you both.
By RebeccaRuttGuest Blogger
a year ago
Even when I was in a serious relationship, I hated Valentine's Day; all the hype has got too much if you ask me. Sending cards is fine but the need to go crazy with restaurants, presents, lingerie, flowers – romantic acts that for the rest of the year are blown away by the labours of everyday life – seems over the top. Hold your horses,I hear you say – why not show your affection for the one (or ones!) you love once a year? I agree with you, you should. But do you have to do it on Valentine's Day? What's wrong with impromptu acts of love at other times of the year?
Due to poor timing and unusual circumstances, my husband and I were unable to spend last Valentine's Day together. I don't typically feel bad for myself when my spouse is away but, with the large impact of social media, I was reminded of my loneliness all day long.
By moo.pointGuest Blogger
a year ago
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a year ago
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