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Our do-it-yourself gift ideas to please your Mummy !

Mother's Day is an opportunity for children around the world to show their moms how much they love them. And to show you they're doing it !
Le 05/06/2020

Necklaces of noodles, doodles or even salt dough jewellery, what nice gifts (or almost ahah) made with all their love, and just for you ! 

This is a real big THANK YOU from your children.

As we too find all mums great, we have concocted at the end of our article a few gift ideas to make yourself or with dad ! 

By the way, have you ever wondered how Mother's Day is celebrated around the world ? 

There are many traditions, all very different from each other, to celebrate Mother's Day. Here are a few examples of amazing and fun traditions !

Why do they say in France "Bonne fête maman ! » ?

In France, Mother's Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday in May. However this year it will be celebrated on June 7, 2020 because of Pentecost, which was celebrated on the famous last Sunday in May ! (The naughty one). 

But why in the month of May ? This month was chosen because it is the month of the Virgin Mary. It is said that this month represents motherhood. For Catholics, it is therefore the perfect time to celebrate this feast. In many other countries such as Germany, Canada or Colombia, Mother's Day is celebrated during this month. 

Okay, but what are the traditions of this feast in France? In France, Mother's Day is the occasion for children to give gifts, flowers or objects created by their little hands that they usually made at school. Children also become little cooks by preparing cakes for their mothers. Finally, this party allows the whole family to spend time together and do family activities. 

Why do they say in Mexico "¡Feliz día de la madre, mamá! ” 

In Mexico, Mother's Day is the second most important holiday after Christmas and has been defined as a national holiday throughout the country. It is celebrated on May 10th each year and is celebrated in a more collective way! 

On the eve of this feast, children from the same neighborhood gather to sing by the windows of every house in the village to wish mothers a happy Mother's Day. Guitars and traditional songs such as "Las Mañanitas" ("The Early Mornings") are sung by all the children to prepare them for the festivities. On Mother's Day, the children put on dance and theatre performances in schools (Olé!). But that's not all! Mothers are still spoiled by the presents and flowers their children give them. Traditionally, families then go to restaurants to eat afterwards.

Why do they say in England, "Happy Mother's Day, Mom! » ?

In England, Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. So it is not in May but in mid-March that the English do honour to their mothers!

But, are their traditions very different from ours? Actually not really. Originally, Mothering Sunday was an opportunity for children to get together as a family to go to their mother church (the church they used to go to). And like in France, the English used to turn into little cooks for their mothers. The girls were in charge of preparing a traditional cake called "The Simnel Cake", a delicious cake made of dried fruits that was to be decorated with 11 balls of marzipan as a reminder to the 11 apostles (how lucky these mothers are). And just like in France, it was customary for children to pick wildflowers and give them to their mothers in addition to other gifts. 

So what now? Today, the English have, for some families, lost the tradition of going to church. However, every year children still cook and give presents to their mothers. The whole family comes together to enjoy the day.

Why do they say in Brazil "Feliz Dia das Mães, Mãe!" 

In Brazil, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May every year. 

But do you know how Mother's Day was born in Brazil? It would have come from the feminists who, wanting to enhance the social image of women in order to obtain the right to vote, established this feast! Yes, Mother's Day was seen as an air of revolution in the country.  

So it was in 1947 that Mother's Day was officially included in the calendar of the Catholic Church by the Cardinal Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro. 

Since then, Mother's Day has become an important day to thank all mothers. It is also the time when families get together and enjoy together. Tradition dictates that each family dines together over a traditional meal. On the menu: Churrascos and feijoada. Barbecue and a typical dish based on meat, rice and black beans will delight the taste buds of the whole family.

Why do they say in Thailand " S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn mæ̀ khrạb mæ̀! »

In Thailand, Mother's Day is celebrated on August 12 every year. But why in August ? Simply because this day is the birthday of Queen Sirikit, considered as the mother of all. For Thai people, it is the perfect day to celebrate this holiday. 

But how do they celebrate Mother's Day? At home, this day is very important! Parades, fireworks and illuminations are organized throughout the country to pay tribute to the Queen and mothers. The subways in Bangkok are also free for all mothers and their children. This day allows children to get together with their mothers and spend the day together. Traditionally, the children will give alms to the monks before offering their mothers a bouquet of jasmine. 

As you will have understood, there are many ways to celebrate Mother's Day, but all of them are celebrations to show the gratitude that children have for their mothers. 

And once again, you're great! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms around the world ! 

And since Mommy is great and you may not have a gift yet, here are some gift ideas to make yourself or with Daddy from Le Goût du Papier shop !

To your do-it-yourself origami heart papers! Perfect to slip into a bouquet or to make a great bookmark for mom ! And to help you, here is the video tutorial 

 

And now here are some gift ideas to find at Le Goût du Papier that will delight mom at a safe cost ! 

For more ideas, find Le Goût du Papier or at 88 rue du Palais Gallien in Bordeaux. You'll find a more than warm team and a colourful shop ! 

 

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