Posts tagged with Mother’s Day
Posted on 8 May 2012 | Comments Off
Mothers’ Day honors and celebrates mothers. Mothers are often given gifts and cards on this day from their children.
It’s traditionally a day for mothers to put their feet up and be spoilt by their kids.
Many people express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. Mother figures may include step-mothers, mothers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends.
It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.
Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a unique handmade gift this year. Treat your mom to something special that you created.
For example a gorgeous Blowing Kisses Heart Gift Box filled with
365+1 POPULAR QUOTES AND LOVELY MESSAGES FOR MOM.
Let Colleen Holmes’ sweet craft motivate you to make something as adorable as her project is:
Check out the notes and quotes to fill your box with for 365+1 days:
Such a perfect gift idea, mom will adore it, for sure!
Posted on 7 May 2012 | Comments Off
Contrary to popular belief, Mothers’ Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of Hallmark.
The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.
Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. In England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday.
In the United States, Mothers’ Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it “Mother’s Work Day.”
Surprise your mom this year with a unique homemade gift idea on Mothers’ Day.
Make a beautiful Spring Gift Basket to her and fill it with
POPULAR MESSAGES AND LOVING QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See Amanda’s fabulous project here to inspire you:
Quotations for each day of year can be found here:
Such a great stunning project! It is one of the top DIY Mothers’ Day gifts to make. Your lovely quotes and messages will put a smile on her face every day.
Posted on 31 March 2012 | Comments Off
Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.
From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.
What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. I daresay if a human were to go through this kind of change we’d freak out!
Well, I suggest you make a Fancy Butterfly Bag instead. It’s not difficult at all, just follow Martha Stewart’s instructions here:
Fill it with FAMOUS QUOTES AND MESSAGES for 365+1 days of the year.
The receiver should read only one of these pretty cards a day.
Give this unique gift of yours for Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Christmas…
They will definitely love it!
Posted on 27 March 2012 | Comments Off
Don’t we all love flowers?
Flowers and plants are therapeutic, that’s a fact.
It has been said that flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, but forgot to put a soul into. They not only look pretty but smell delicious, too.
We see flowers as being pretty for the same reason we love the stars, a sunset/sunrise, mountains, the tropical ocean, and all other forms of natural beauty. It’s coincidence. It’s still beautiful though.
See Lauren Meader’s project here to inspire you:
Fill your pretty box with
for 365+1 days of the year.
The recipient should pick and read only 1 per day.
Such a lovely surprise gift for Mothers’ Day, for birthday, for Christmas!
Posted on 18 March 2012 | Comments Off
18 March 2012 - Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the United Kingdom. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or the beginning of April.
Mothering Sunday was originally a time when people returned to the church, in which they were baptized or where they attended services when they were children.
This meant that families were reunited as adults returned to the towns and villages where they grew up.
In time, it became customary for young people who were working as servants in large houses, to be given a holiday on Mothering Sunday. They could use this day to visit their own mother and often took a gift of food or hand-me-down clothing from their employers to her.
Mothering Sunday is now a celebration of motherhood. It is a day to honor mothers and other mother figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mother-in-laws.
Treat your mum to a special present with a unique homemade gift box.
Get inspired here:
Fill you lovely box with
She will definitely love it!
To all those special Mothers out there, we celebrate you and thank you not just on Mothering Sunday, not just on Mothers’ Day, not just on Mother’s birthday, but on every day of the year!
Posted on 14 March 2012 | Comments Off
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
Home to some it means a box in an alley with hardly any food, water and with no money…
To others it means living in a three story house with 9 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths…
Webster’s dictionary describes a home as: the house in which a person or family lives. A family living together in one dwelling.
The place where something is usually or naturally found.
The country or place where one lives or where one’s ancestors lived.
Get inspired by Papertrey Ink and Nichole Heady:
Your lovely house can be filled with
Perfect sentimental gift idea for any occasions!
Posted on 13 March 2012 | Comments Off
The home in poetry can be a mythic, imagined place, the location of childhood memories, or the brick-and-mortar remainder of a broken relationship.
It can represent the proverbial “room of one’s own,” the simple pleasures of eating and gardening, or hold the drudgery of chores.
The home can also represent the relationship of the people it shelters.
See Lisa Johnson’s work over here to inspire you:
Fill your lovely house with
and your amazing present is ready!
Such a heartwarming gift idea!
Posted on 12 March 2012 | Comments Off
“Home is the place when you go there, they have to take you in.”
In western society, most people move away from their family of origin.
In spite of this fact, it is good to know that the home of your youth is still there. It is nice to know that our parents are still living there, and that your bedroom is just as you left it.
This provides a certain of stability as you struggle to build your own house and home.
A pretty Home Gift Box is a great gift idea for any family members for any occasions.
See an inspirational template on this blog of Becky Oehlers:
Lift the roof and fill your house with
The recipient will adore it!
Posted on 7 March 2012 | Comments Off
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year.
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.
In many regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day.
To get ideas on creating a stunning Flower Gift Box, visit this crafting site:
Fill your beautiful box with
for 365+1 days of the year.