The celebration of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day in the United States. Since then, cards, flowers, and candy have become ubiquitous at this time of year in the U.S. While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated throughout the world, dates and traditions vary depending on the country. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day occurs on the fourth Sunday in Lent. In Thailand, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on August 12th, the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. During Mother’s Day in Ethiopia, people enjoy a three-day feast in mid-fall to coincide with the end of the rainy season.
Gift giving is part of many celebrations around the world. You can check out Five Mother’s Day Gift-Giving Traditions Around the World, including Japan’s tradition of giving red carnations to the tradition of sharing cards decorated with flowers in Poland. In this current time of pandemic, online card giving is reaching new heights. Consider e-cards for mothers you love ranging from Louis Vuitton’s newly launched customizable e-cards to e-card websites like Blue Mountain. At Down Etc, we believe the gift of sleep should be prized above all others, particularly during this stressful time.
Sleep is the key to health and wellness and beautiful, comfortable, clean bedding is the key to a great night’s sleep. Picking out the perfect pillow for your Mom is simple way of saying you care. If she is a back sleeper, consider one of our All White Goose Down Pillows. If she sleeps on her side, a firmer pillow like the 25%/75% White Goose Down and Feather Pillow is the right choice. If she sits propped up in bed to read or watch television, consider the Rhapsody Wrap with soft down surrounding a feather core. Each of Down Etc’s pillows comes packaged like a present in an individual white cotton bag with handles so no wrapping is necessary.
We wish all of the Moms a great night’s sleep!