27th Feb 2013
Remember the date: 10th March
Mother's Day is the contemporary version of the original name – 'Mothering Sunday.' The occasion dates back to the 1600 during which time the poor used to send their children to work as domestic servants. Once a year, these children were given leave to visit their Mother Church as well as their own mother. The common practice would be to take fresh flowers or freshly baked cakes – quite often Simnel cakes.
This shows a small watercolour sketch for the original card.