Happy Mother’s Day from finder

Andrew Munro 11 May 2017 NEWS

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Gifts for the most important person in the world

Happy Mother’s Day from all at finder. We’ve changed our logo because we really believe it’s one of the most important days in the calendar, as well as to remind people who might have let it slip their minds.

If you’re looking for inspiration for great gift ideas and ways to thank one of the most important people in the world, we can help out.

It’s often said that Mother’s Day is becoming too commercialised, and this probably doesn’t do much to help! But everyone loves discounts and if there’s one great way to honour your mother, it’s by doing something sensible and being responsible with money.

Getting something fun is a great way to show appreciation. You might try introducing mum to some virtual reality gaming systems or picking up other electronics, while clothes and fashion are gift favourites for a reason.

Gift cards are the perfect inclusion to a card, especially if you’re sending it by mail, while print books, mugs with photos, personalised cards and more are a way to get something truly personal.

You probably know mum best, so hop onto some discounts and find something she’s going to love, whether it’s a new phone with your number in it, or a little something from an online liquor store.

How it all began

While historical reverence of mums can be found in cultures, writings and history from all over the world, the modern Mother’s Day is thought to have started with Anna Jarvis, who resolved to campaign for an official holiday following the death of her own mother in 1905. The campaign gained steam and was brought before the US Congress in 1908, who knocked it back.

Undeterred she kept at it. The idea started gaining pace rapidly, and then in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed it into existence on the second Sunday in May.

Commercialisation wasn’t far behind, with companies like Hallmark Cards jumping on board for profits, and in the 1920s Jarvis found herself boycotting the holiday she spent so long creating. As a celebration of individuals, she felt that handwritten and handmade cards were the way to go, as opposed to stylish, clever and customisable cards and gifts like these (up to 50% off!).

The origins in Australia

In Australia, Mother’s Day was started by Janet Hayden in Leichhardt, Sydney, following her visit to a state home where she met many mothers who had been apparently forgotten by their own children.

She rounded up donations and gifts from local schools and businesses, and organised to deliver them on a yearly basis, the second Sunday in May. The chrysanthemum is now the holiday’s “official” unofficial flower, and it’s common to see them around in the form of lapel pins, prints and more.

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