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Mother’s Day sending traditions

In the days of old did kids send their mothers cards for Mother’s Day? It’s hard for us to believe that they didn’t, considering the guilt we feel when we don’t send one to our moms.

Since Mother’s Day cards are one of the most requested holiday-themed cards that we send out to our customers We thought we’d take a look to discover how and when this custom began and how it came to be the most important annual card-sending occasion.

First Mother’s Day cards

We’re sorry for misleading you by using that title The problem is that we don’t know who wrote the first Mother’s Day messages. As Mother’s Day has been around in some way or another for centuries, it could be a sweet child from Asia or Africa writing on scraps or leather or silk.

Perhaps the idea extends further back. Perhaps an ancient cave drawing was an actual ‘thank you’ message sent by Neanderthal kids to mothers. Unfortunately, they didn’t maintain great records during the Ice Age, so not even the most knowledgeable historians can pinpoint the reason.

The positive news?

We know that saw those first mass-market Mother’s Day cards were made. The 1920s were the time in America just about a decade following Mother’s Day became an official national holiday.

The trend soon spread and by the mid-point in the century people across the world were sending mothers’ cards, albeit with different date.

The development of Mother’s Day cards

In the Roaring Twenties, a lot of mothers were living large and having fun in jazz clubs and Prohibition bars. However, those earlier mass market Mother’s Day cards didn’t reflect this. However, they were beautiful, but a little outdated for the time.

in the 20th century, it was possible to walk into your favorite local stationery shop to get a very formal and attractive card. They often featured an image of a woman posed stiffly in a pose that resembled an image, and appearing like the queen Victoria’s palace.

A lot of the first Mother’s Day cards were in black and white since color ink had to be applied with a hand and only those who had the funds to spend money on the cards in color for their mothers. The card’s message were as official as their style: “To Mother” or “A Mother’s Day Message”.

The 1930s, 1940s Mother’s Day cards began to include images of women doing the traditional roles of a household or performing activities that included taking care of a child eating dinner, or enjoying tea. Teapots, aprons, and pincushions appeared frequently.

The excitement that spread across the world after the end in World War II was reflected in Mother’s Day cards. They became more casual and fun, with humorous Mother’s Day cards making an appearance in the 1960s, however, since the cards were mostly written by males and women, the “jokes” usually came made at the expense of mothers.

Fortunately when women’s rights were improved throughout the decades that followed as did Mother’s Day card greetings…

At the end of the 20th century the variety of Mother’s Day cards could be available in stores across the United States, and styles of cards ranged from serious to funny and sentimental to genuine.

A new trend has also begun being noticed. Instead of having cards “sent” by younger children to mothers they shared with, it was becoming increasingly commonplace to let all the mothers around us be aware of how much we love their support with the gift of a Mother’s Day card.

So, you can discover Mother’s Day cards for daughters, Mother’s Day cards for Grandma, personalized Mother’s Day cards, Mom-to-be Mother’s Day cards, First Mother’s Day cards and almost every other variant that you can think of.

The latest Mother’s Day greeting options include ones with pre-written sentiments and quotes, and customized cards that are made using your own photographs.

Mother’s Day sending traditions

In America in the United States, in the UK and a variety of other countries, Mother’s Day is the most popular gift-giving day other than Christmas.

We call millions of people and we send hundreds of Mother’s Day gifts. Did you consider about 25% of the gifts we receive plants and flowers purchased every year are bought for Mother’s Day?

However, by far the most requested gift to give to mothers you love is an Mother’s Day card. The US alone with a population of around 85 million mother’s Americans are sending 113 millions Mother’s Day cards every year.