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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
by Abraham Lincoln

Mother's Day... For the most precious of all: Dear Mother

13th of May, is celebrated as Mother's Day to shower love on the most precious person on this earth - the Mother. Its time to cherish the company of a heavenly figure which nurtures you without any expectations. She is an angel who gives you hope when you are down and a reason to make you smile. She takes away all your sorrows and blesses you with immense love and affection. This is how special and sacred this relationship is. To celebrate this sacred relationship and pay respects to a special woman of your life, Mother's Day is celebrated.

The Best Gift Ideas for Your Mother

No gifts can redeem the love and affection that your mother showers on you so selflessly throughout the year. However, you still can make it a memorable Mother's Day for your loving mother by the following gift ideas:

»   Sweet Memories- Present her a collection of your photographs from chilhood till date, as a token of affection.
»   Handmade Candles- Discover your artistic talent to make a homemeade candle to enlighten your mother's day with shades of love.
»   Movie Time- Accompany your mom to a surprise movie at the theatre of her choice.
»   Queen Mom- Plan a stay at royal palaces of Rajasthan and make your mother feel like a queen.
»   Favorite Recipe- Surprise your mother by preparing her favorite dish on your own.
»   Tour to Remember- Plan out a surprise tour to any tourists destination with your mother.
»   Flowers Hamper- Kick-start this beautiful day by gifting your mother some fresh flowers.
»   Home Appliances- Thank your mother with some of the easiest operating home appliance collections.
»   Jewelry- Like all women, jewelry would be the finest gift a mother would cherish from you.
»   Chocolates- Treat her to a fantastic box full of chocolates.
»   Sarees- Get her the best of clothes of your choice, that will surely make her happy.

Why Mother's Day is celebrated?

They say better late than never as this modern day concept got introduced pretty late in comparison to other special days of the year. 'Mother's Day' is a befitting tribute to one of the finest and most precious relationships that mankind has ever witnessed, the Mother. She is the lady who loves you the most, who is the reason for your existence, someone who puts her child's best interest above anything. She epitomises love and care beyond her self and minus any expectations back. On this day, mothers for a change get royal treatment from the hands of their children. The markets are full of shops selling gift items for this self-less lady of love and compassion.

When Mother's Day is celebrated?

A very special day is reserved every year to show deep feelings of love, care and respect for ones Mother, termed as the Mother's Day, it will be celebrated with fanfare on the 11st of May. Although there are some countries where this day is celebrated on different dates. No single day has been kept for universal celebrations. It would've been a great idea if one single day could have been identified to earmark this special relationship.

Mother's Day in India...

The concept of Mother's Day got introduced into India quiet lately. However, India has certainly not left behind in acknowledging this day and celebrating it with lot of excitement and enthusiasm. There is a lot of buzz in the air around Mother's Day. This is one special day adapted from the west which does not invoke any kind of hard reactions in the form of protests from the hardliners as well, this is how well the magic of Mother works even on the toughest of the souls.

Mother's Day Celebrations in the West

Internationally, Mother's Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm. Mother's Day in Britain or Mothering Sunday as it is commonly called began in the 17th. century. By the 19th. century the holiday had almost died down. However, it again came to light after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom back to Britain. Mothers get showered on this special day with lots of gifts.

Mother's Day is celebrated internationally with lot of enthusiasm, but some of the countries celebrate it at different times of the year, like Argentina (2nd Sunday in Oct.), France (last Sunday in May), Lebanon (1st day of Spring), Norway (2nd Sunday in Feb.), South Africa (1st Sunday in May), Sweden (last Sunday in May), and Yugoslavia (two weeks before Christmas).

How to Celebrate Mother's Day

The best way to make this day special for your mother is to shower her with lot and lots of love and affection for what she is waiting for since you grew. The backbone of Mother's Day is the strong bonding shared by a Mother and her child. This day can be made special for her if a careful thought is given in putting together a bouquet of wonderful surprises that you can deliver to your mother. This could include small things like having a nostalgic conversation with her, treating her to self-cooked food, taking her out for shopping, showering her with gifts, thanking her for all she has done for you, re-assuring her of your love and support throughout the rest of her life.

Quotes on Mother's Day

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
by Tenneva Jordan

"The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven."
by William Goldsmith Brown

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
by George WashingtonAristotle

"Man I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
by George Washington

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
by Henry Ward Beecher

Mother's Day SMS Messages

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

M is for the million things she gave me,
O means only that she's growing old,
T is for the tears she shed to save me,
H is for her heart of purest gold,
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R means right, and right she'll always be.

When U feel U R alone in the Crowd,
When U Think No 1 can Understand U,
When UR love is rejected by others,
& when U hate UR Life,
Just Close UR eyes, & see,
UR Sweet Loving Mother..

The Miracle of Life,
nurtured by a woman,
who gave us,
love and sacrifice,
Happy Mothers Day!!

The love she has deep in her heart, Always gives me a good jump start, She is the one who's love is true, Thank u Mom for being u.

If I have never said Thank You for bringing me into the world I'd like to do that now.

You are the Best Mother in the world.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Nobody knows of the work it makes,To keep the home together.Nobody knows of the steps it takes, Nobody knows-but Mother.

Of all the special joys in life, The big ones and the small, A mother's love and tenderness Is the greatest of them all.

Mother's Day Poems

"A Poem For My Mother"

"I miss you so much,
your laugh, your smile, your touch.
You always brightened my days
with all the smiles you sent my way.
I need you as my angel
to always be at my side.
I need you as my angel
to give me peace of mind.
I like to think your near to me
to know that you are there.
Even though I can not see you,
I feel that you are near.
Please do not forget me mom,
for you are always in my heart,
my thoughts and prayers.
I love you."

"I Love You Mom!"

"Mom's smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom's hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom's love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways...
The values you've taught,
the care you've given,
and the wonderful love you've shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!"

"A Mother's Love"

"A mother's love, Is always true,
It's all you need, To get you through.
A mother's love, Can seem like hate
She's only tough, To keep you safe
A mother's love, Is always there
In simple ways, She'll show she cares
A mother's love, Can never compare
With anyone else's, Anywhere
A mother's love, Is here to stay
I love you mom, Happy Mother's Day!"