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Yes, yes. Mothers Day 2019 is looming on the horizon yet again. Are you one of those cynical types that considers Mother’s Day to be one big commercialised event designed to make Hallmark, florists and Peter Alexander some extra moula?
Okay, totally get where you are coming from. BUT it may be time to question those cynical thoughts just a little.
As a mum myself I rate this ‘commercialised’ day quite highly. Quite frankly, I expect to be spoilt. Outside of my birthday, this is one day of the year I really enjoy and look forward to.
The little handmade necklaces made at kindergarden are lovely . The handmade cards are really special. Breakfast in bed, fabulous bonus, can’t complain there. But I do like to get presents for Mother’s Day that make me feel a little indulged.
Yes, like flowers! Something most women, let alone mums, don’t receive all that often if we’re entirely honest. So if you are humming and haa-ing about whether to stretch your budget to buy mum a gift for Mother’s Day 2019, here are three rather valid reasons.
It may mean a few less cocktails on the weekend, but the joy it will bring your mum will be absolutely worth it.
When we rob our mothers of sleep for years on end, they still love us. It’s called unconditional love, and other than life it’s the most amazing gift a mother gives us.
But those years of sleep deprivation are pure torture. From feeding through the night, to nursing through fevers, to worrying whether you’ll come home safe… The sleep deprivation is a long-term side effect of being a parent that wreaks havoc with the mind and ages us beyond our years.
2. Hormonal Angst is NOT FUN for your Mum
Do you remember screaming at your mum in a hormonal fit for not getting your own way? Words such as ‘I hate you!’ and so forth? Well those words from a babe you’ve brought into this world do hurt. Even though we know you don’t truly mean them, or at least will feel regret later for saying them, it still stings at the time.
In our youth we are often guilty of being thoughtless and ungrateful for all the sacrifices our mother’s make for us. It’s only when we start to become more responsible for our lives, have children of our own, or go through hardship and realise the precious value of our mother’s love and support, that we realise how absolutely amazing and special they are.
3. Financial Sacrifices Have Been Made on Your Behalf
We’re not complaining (well okay, sort of), but kids cost a lot. Mums often go without to make sure you have the latest pair of sneakers. Ballet lessons. Loads of presents under the Xmas tree. We do it out of love. We want you to have a happy, comfortable childhood. But there are some big financial sacrifices made along the way, that are worth a bunch of flowers once a year, just saying!
There are many ‘commercialised’ days of celebration in the western world, but Mothers Day is one that represents such an important person and reason for celebrating. It really transcends the ‘commercial pessimism’ days such as Valentine’s Day and Christmas can receive.
It may be enough to simply give your mum a big hug and whisper in her ear ‘I love you’. A homemade card each Mothers Day is a gift as precious as rubies. You might take her out for morning tea or cook her dinner. But adding in an element of luxury such as fresh flowers or a beautiful candle really does go down a treat.
However you choose to appreciate and celebrate the awesomeness of your mother is a personal choice. And at the end of the day, what is attached to any of these gifts, is the unconditional love you return back.
So this Mothers Day 2019, wherever you may be in the world, take the time to say thanks to your mum, for all they have given, and all they will continue to give. There’s no expiry to a mother’s love.
You can view beautiful gifts from our Mothers Day 2019 gift range online now or give us a call on 1800 66 66 46. This beautiful bouquet featured below is one of our top sellers!