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A Brief History of Mother’s Day

A Brief History of Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day - or Mothering Sunday - takes place on Sunday, March 26th. The day always falls three weeks before Easter Sunday and it’s a tradition that brings round a well needed opportunity to appreciate all that our Mums do for us each year.


'Mother Love' Print at £25.00 


Mother’s Day dates way back to 250BC, when the ancient Romans celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria. The festival was dedicated to a mother Goddess named Cybel, and her followers would leave offerings and flowers at the temples. 


Following this tradition, for years children having been giving flowers and cards to their Mum and  Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this occasion. Carnations are very popular Mother’s Day flowers and they are recognised as a floral emblem of Motherly love. 


Mother Love Print in Red


Gift ideas to thank your Mammy for all that she does…

1. Our ‘Mother Love’ Scottish Typographic Print is a lovely gift idea for Mother’s Day. You can personalise this bold, witty print with your very own message. 

2. Does your mum like to travel? If so, the Gillian Kyle range of suitcases could be the perfect place to look. The suitcases are lightweight and practical, featuring stunning Scottish designs that will stand out on the conveyor belt.

3. Make it easy and choose from one of our ready-made hampers or gift sets. Our ‘Scottish Breakfast’ Hamper includes an apron, a tea towel, 2x breakfast mugs, a coaster set and a ‘Scottish Breakfast’ card. 

4. If your Mum has a sweet tooth then our quirky ‘Tartan Animal’ Fudge Tins are the perfect addition to a bunch of flowers. She can even reuse the playful tin for storing other treats afterwards! 


Scottish Breakfast Hamper at £61.50

Every year, this day reminds us to be thankful for all that our Mums have done over the years for us. Let’s try and keep that appreciation going all year round! What are you doing this Mother’s Day? Tweet us @gilliankyle 

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