Friday, March 12, 2010

Teddy Stampers - UK Mother's Day Challenge

Today Teddy Stampers is celebrating Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day in the UK).
Our challenge is to create a card or project for this day.
I used one of Ildi Co. Cuddles Kuma digi images.
To play along go, here.
Here is a little history about Mothering Sunday in the UK.....

Mothering Sunday was also known as 'Refreshment Sunday', Pudding Pie Sunday (in Surrey, England) or 'Mid-Lent Sunday'. It was a day in Lent when the fasting rules were relaxed, in honour of the 'Feeding of the Five Thousand', a story in the Christian Bible. The more usual name was Mothering Sunday. No one is absolutely certain exactly how the name of Mothering Sunday began. However, one theory is that the celebration could have been adopted from a Roman spring festival celebrating Cybele, their Mother Goddess.As Christianity spread, this date was adopted by Christians. The epistle in the Book of Common Prayer for this Sunday refers to the heavenly Jerusalem as "the Mother of all us all", and this may have prompted the customs we still see today.
It is known on this date, about four hundred years ago, people made a point of visiting their nearest big church (the Mother Church). The church in which each person was baptised. Cathedrals are the 'mother church' of all other churches in an area ('diocese'). People who visited their mother church would say they had gone "a mothering."
Young British girls and boys 'in service' (maids and servants) were only allowed one day to visit their family each year. This was usually on Mothering Sunday.
Often the housekeeper or cook would allow the maids to bake a cake to take home for their mother. Sometimes a gift of eggs; or flowers from the garden (or hothouse) was allowed.

Give your mum a ring today,


stuffie said...

awww... she's pretty!love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely darling. what a great story. i wish my mom was still around, i'd definitely be calling her.

have a fabulous weekend.

Mary Ski said...

Cute pictures of Jenna! I like your color choice on the watering can of hearts. It matches beautifully with the paper and photos.

Mary Ski & Sir Chester

April said...

Great card...I love that flower you made!

Colleen said...

Cute! Pretty colors and the DP is really cute too!

Jenny said...

Ooooh so pretty!

Moira said...

So cute!

Love the flower with the sentiment on it.