This year Mothers Day is on Sunday 6th March 2016 so don't let the pass without finding that special Mothers Day gift that will show how much you care. Every Mum would love to receive something to brighten the home or to make life easier and we should have just what you are looking for right here at The Contemporary Home. Our collection features beautiful gifts from floral homewares by Gisela Graham to 'Worlds Best Mum' signs and 'Special Mum' boxes and decorations.
Mothers have been celebrated since the festivals of ancient Greece and Rome and now there is special day for mothers in 46 different countries across the world. The celebrations were originally spring festivals to honour the gods and fertility which have been transformed in the modern era into more personal events.
The idea of Mothering Sunday was first proposed by American activist and poet Julia Ward Howe. She campaigned vigorously for a day of recognition on the second Sunday in June and her efforts were gathering support but were superseded by those of compatriot Anna Jarvis whose lobbying resulted in the majority of states celebrating Mother's Day on 8th May. Following World War II the special day also became a fixture in England following the influence of American soldiers. There had been an older tradition of celebrating on the fourth day of Lent which had died out by the 19th century.
Today it is hard to imagine the calendar without a Mother's Day celebration. It is a time for families to enjoy time together and to recognise the fabulous contribution of mothers across the land. This most special of days is marked by the giving of gifts and at The Contemporary Home we have a wonderful range of homewares, accessories, decorations and gorgeous treats that would be perfect for the occasion.
If you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different and will brighten someone's big day then do take a look at our diverse collection where you will find quirky, original and unique gifts that are sure to raise a smile. From the stunning accessories of designer Gisela Graham to beautiful lighting and from charming photo frames to soft furnishings we have something to suit all tastes and budgets.