These beautiful human beings have nurtured us since conception, raised us, fed us, provided shelter and supplied us with unconditional love and affection. Some people call this special day unnecessary and a Hallmark hoax; but those people haven’t experienced a special woman in their life that deserves one day in the year to be sincerely acknowledged for being an exceptional mum – this special day is Mother’s Day.
Anna Jarvis in 1912 trademarked the phrase, ‘Mother’s Day’. She also made Mother’s Day a global day to stop and thank mothers around the world. ‘she specifically noted that mothers should be a singular possessive, for each family should honour their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers around the world’. Wikipedia
Mother’s around the world are flourished in gratitude and love; this is displayed differently around the world, yet the one similarity is that Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May for everyone.
People in India write cards to their mothers and give them the cards on Mother’s Day. They also express their gratitude through preparing a meal for their mother, which allows the mother to have a day off in the kitchen.
People in South Africa use flowers as a way to thank their mothers on Mother’s Day. The traditional flowers that are used are carnations. People in South Africa wear pink or red carnations to recognise their mothers that are still alive, while people wear white carnations to pay tribute to those that are no longer living. In South Africa, grandmothers are also gratified, not just mothers.
At ASPAR and Aurora Spa we believe it is essential to show gratitude to the special women in your life with a gift that rises above expectations and expresses love and acknowledgment.