This year Mother’s Day is 26th March. I have learnt that it takes its timing from the Christian celebration, Mothering Sunday, which traditionally falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, three weeks before Easter.
It is believed that Mothering Sunday developed in the 16th century as a day when apprentices and those in service, such as maids, footmen and the like, were given a weekend off by their masters. It became customary for them to visit their homes and spend time with their families and especially with their mothers.
I have no doubt that all you gentlemen have remembered that Valentine’s Day will soon be here (14th February for those who have forgotten).
I expect you already have some special plans made for your loved one but can I make a suggestion. Why not let us arrange for your flowers to arrive via special delivery from our smart young man dressed in a tuxedo!