"In the United Kingdom and Ireland, there is a celebration called Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (18 March in 2012). Most historians believe that it originated from the 16th century Christian practice of visiting one's mother church annually on Laetere Sunday, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day when young apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters that weekend.
By 1935 Mothering Sunday was less celebrated in Europe. There were efforts to revive the festival in the 1910s–1920s by Constance Penswick-Smith, but it was not revived until US World War II soldiers brought the Mother's Day celebrations to the UK and it was merged with the Mothering Sunday traditions still celebrated in the Church of England. By the 1950s it had become popular in the whole of the UK, thanks to the efforts of UK merchants, who saw in the festival a great commercial opportunity. People from Ireland and UK started celebrating Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent, the same day on which Mothering Sunday had been celebrated for centuries. Some Mothering Sunday traditions were revived such as the tradition of eating cake.
For many people in the United Kingdom, Mothers Day is the time of year to celebrate and buy gifts of chocolate or flowers for their mothers as a way to thank them for what they do throughout the year." Information from Wikipedia
There's a sneaky peek on what I baked but I'll leave that to another post as my weekly challenge. My mum was really happy with them (and so was I) just something plain, simple and traditional.
My photo and scrapbook layout at the start of this post is of my mum, one that I created 5 years ago (blimey doesn't time fly) just a little something I wanted to post as a tribute and honor to say "I Love You MumXx"
Wishing all you mum's out there a wonderful day and hope it is filled with love, joy and happiness. With Love