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Mother’s Day, the most deserved celebration

Mothers. Our mothers are superheroines and we don’t show them enough, but luckily, we have a day to give them some of the recognition they deserve. During Mother’s Day, the sale of flowers and felicitation cards increases exponentially, plus we become great poets to shower mom with attention. Need ideas for a wonderful card for your mother? Sta... Show more

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Symbols are incredibly important in any holiday of the year, and even more so on Mother’s Day

Color palette

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With the passion and fierceness of Brink Pink

Brink Pink is a color from the range of red shades, colors that belong to the warm color family, perfect for the Mother’s Day palette, warm and loving like mom’s hugs. If we compare this color with the rest of its palette, we can see that it is the strongest of all, the most striking of all the colors chosen, which is something we should pay attention to because it is a color that will catch the eye and will stand out in any of your designs. Outside of the Mother’s Day context, we like to use this color with its triad, Screamin Green and Blue Crayola, a combination you can not go wrong with. Now it’s your turn.

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As soft as Nadeshiko Pink

As you can see, Nadeshiko Pink is a much softer color than Brink Pink. As is the case with Brink Pink, Nadeshiko Pink is a color that is within the range of red shades, and is a warm color. Nadeshiko Pink has less intensity, if we wanted to achieve it with watercolors, we would have to reduce the red with a greater amount of white. It is a color that is very reminiscent of femininity and motherhood, which is why we use it on this holiday such as Mother’s Day. If you are going to use this color during Mother’s Day, we recommend you use the palette we have suggested; but if you need to use Nadeshiko Pink in your designs that have nothing to do with Mother’s Day, we recommend you use it with Mint Green which is part of its triad. You can create a lot of palettes with this color.

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There’s nothing more beautiful than Dark Cyan

As its name suggests, Dark Cyan is a color that comes from the blue range, belonging to the so-called cold colors. It is a dark color that contrasts very well with the range of warm colors that we have chosen for this Mother’s Day palette, since we have combined this great Dark Cyan with the more vivid shades of pinks and yellows. Dark Cyan is one of the colors chosen for Mother’s Day because in color psychology it conveys serenity, calm, wisdom, qualities that each and every one of us knows our mothers have. But it is a very versatile color, with which you can create a large number of palettes, although we advise you to combine it with its complementary split, Antique Ruby.

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From turmeric comes Indian Yellow

Another of the colors in this amazing Mother’s Day palette is Indian Yellow. It is a very characteristic color of the Indian culture, because as you can see, its yellowish and orange tone reminds us a lot of spices such as turmeric. Indian Yellow belongs to the family of yellows, colors that fall into the range of colors that we consider warm, as you can see this palette has very warm reminiscences. Yellow in color psychology transmits joy and optimism, it is one of those colors that we call "happy", because it can give a lot of life to your designs. With this color you will be able to create palettes a little dark, but with great chromatic variety.

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Shall we take a Papaya Whip?

We hope you don’t get hungry when you see this Papaya Whip, a wonderful color of the lighter orange family, we could say that it is almost white. This color reminds us both of the inside of a papaya and of the delicious vanilla ice cream, because it has such a soft tonality. It is the last of our warm colors for Mother’s Day, even though it is a pastel color, Papaya Whip can remind us of those summer days when you need a milkshake in a hurry. If you like this color and you feel like using it outside the context of Mother’s Day, we suggest you to combine it with stronger colors, such as Mellow Apricot, so you will get an interesting contrast.


Learn more about Mother’s Day and the mothers who made history

Mother’s Day is probably one of the most deserved holidays in the world. But why do we celebrate Mother’s Day? Every culture has honored mothers and motherhood, from the ancient Egyptians to today, we set aside a Sunday to pamper our mothers. Throughout history we have found ways to give our mothers some of the love they always give us, first by performing rituals for motherhood as the Greeks did, to creating a specific day on which to honor our beloved mothers with the help of the President of the United States. Do you want to learn more about Mother’s Day and find the perfect gift while you’re at it? Take a look at the history of this holiday.

Throughout history

Goddesses, but mothers

A mother goddess in the history

Throughout history we have venerated various gods, from the Egyptians to the present day, but we have always found something in common among all religions, a mother goddess. In most polytheistic religions we find a goddess who is venerated as a mother. For the Egyptians it is Isis, the mother of Horus, who protected her son from Set, the murderer of Osiris. For the Greeks she is Rhea, wife of Cronus and mother of the great majority of the Olympian gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, etc. On the other hand we also have Cybele, who is a Phrygian goddess, known as Mother Earth and was also worshiped by the Greeks. This goddess is conceived as a deity of life and resurrection.


Ann Marie Jarvis fought for every mother

The founder of Mother’s Day

Ann Marie Jarvis is known to all of us as the founder of Mother’s Day. Ann Marie, along with her mother, started a movement to ingratiate the figure of all mothers after the American Civil War. Ann Marie’s mother was also an activist, but for the rights of working women and organized groups of women nurses to care for the wounded of the war. After her mother’s death, Ann Marie wanted to commemorate her death by celebrating Mother’s Day, creating a campaign that spread throughout the United States. Ann Jarvis achieved the recognition of Mother’s Day, despite the fact that capitalism turned it into a commercial action, which she fought against.


Mothers have a national holiday

Wilson establishes Mother’s Day

Thanks to the efforts of activist Ann Marie Jarvis, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially established Mother’s Day. Ann Jarvis joined forces with Julia Ward Howe, a suffragette who wanted to create Mothers’ Day for Peace, in which the mothers of the world would ask their sons and husbands to stop dying in wars. Together they succeeded in spreading this day as a time to honor the person who has done everything for you. The US Congress took this day as a bit of a joke, as they said that if they accepted a Mother’s Day, they would have to accept a Mother-in-law’s Day, which exists to this day, in fact. But thanks to Jarvis’ efforts, he managed to turn a holiday that everyone was already observing into an official holiday, having it reserved for the second Sunday in May.


The third most popular holiday

Children dedicate this day to give gifts to their mothers

Today, Mother’s Day is an international holiday, when mothers all over the world enjoy the affection of their children. Children dedicate this day to give gifts to their mothers, go for brunch at a nice place, buy her flowers or even make a great macaroni necklace at school, but most of all they dedicate this day to say “thank you” for all that their mothers have done for them throughout their lives. While this may not have been Ann Jarvis’ original idea, as she was against the commercialization of the holiday, it is true that the main objective of her proposal has been fulfilled, the work and labor of all our mothers is being commemorated all over the world.


There are as many celebrations as there are mothers in the world. Learn a little more about Mother’s Day

In each country we celebrate Mother’s Day in a different way. We all have different customs and ways in which we honor our mothers adapted to our countries. In some places, we will give flowers to our mother, in others we invite her to dinner, or even commemorate her day on a different date. Do you want to learn about what happend in each country on Mother’s Day?

United States

In the United States there are many customs surrounding Mother’s Day, such as going to church as a family, buying flowers for mom and enjoying a day together. During Mother’s Day, many families set aside brunch time to share a good time together or go to a nice restaurant for tea. In addition, many associations take advantage of the symbolism of Mother’s Day to make political and feminist statements. One such human rights activist was Coretta Scott King, who led a Mother’s Day campaign for the rights and support of poor people, just one month after the death of her husband, Martin Luther King. In addition to the United States, there are other countries that celebrate Mother’s Day on this date, such as Italy, Canada, China, etc. The second Sunday of May is the most widespread date in the world.


In Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of May, although this was not the original date, since until 1965 Spaniards honored their mothers on December 8, coinciding with the celebration of the Immaculate Conception. However, thanks to the influence of the United Kingdom, the Spanish began to celebrate Mother’s Day during the month of May. But why in May and not in December as the Spaniards had done so far? By using flowers as a symbol of femininity, it was preferred to move to the month of May and be able to have a wider supply and demand of flowers to give, and thus be able to sell more gender. Not only the Spanish celebrate Mother’s Day on the first Sunday of May, but also the Portuguese, Hungarians, Lithuanians, Angolans, South Africans and the inhabitants of Andorra.


In France, Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date than in Spain or the United States. In this country, the idea of paying tribute to mothers dates back to the time of Napoleon, when the emperor decided to set aside a day to glorify mothers, but it was not until after World War II that Mother’s Day was finally established in France. The first celebration of Mother’s Day took place in Lyon, as mentioned above, after the Second World War. On this first French Mother’s Day, tribute was paid to all the mothers who lost their sons and husbands in the war. Years later, it began to include working women and mothers of large families. In 1950, the then President of the French Republic, Vincent Auriol, ordered that Mother’s Day be celebrated from that time on the last Sunday of May, the date we know today. If Mother’s Day coincides with Saint Pentecost, they change Mother’s Day to June 1.


In the United Kingdom, Mothering Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in Lent, about three weeks before Easter Sunday. During the Middle Ages, when young men who had left their families to go away to work had permission on these dates to go and visit their home church, which was called Mother Church. The children would take advantage of these visits to see their mothers and bring them gifts, flowers or sweets. It was also a way to relax the strict fasting rules of Lent, which is why it was called Refreshment Sunday. The British take advantage of this day to prepare Simmel Cake as a family, which is a cake made with fruit, and have it together on Mother’s Day. If you visit the United Kingdom on these dates, you will see how all the establishments are filled with families sharing a great day all together eating cake.


As we said before, each country celebrates Mother’s Day when it suits them best. In Russia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of November. It used to be celebrated on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, but former President Boris Yeltsin changed the date to the end of November. The Russian community celebrates with great enthusiasm this holiday, which was set to promote unity within the family. On this last Sunday of November, Russians honor their mothers, wives and pregnant women. Children usually give their moms handmade cards or other handicrafts that they might like. They also try to cook something tasty for mom and let her rest. But the best part of Mother’s Day in Russia is undoubtedly the evening, as children give their mothers flowers and dance together.


TOn the other hand, in Thailand Mother’s Day is celebrated on August 12, every year, they have a date, not like in other countries such as in the United States or Spain. But why is it always on the same date? In Thailand, Mother’s Day coincides with the birthday of Queen Sirikit, considered the mother of the nation. She was the wife of King Bhumidol, who celebrates his saint on Father’s Day. During this day, Thais usually exhibit portrait paintings of Queen Sirikit, dressed in silk clothes and several parades are held to honor her memory. Mothers and children spend the day together and enjoy the moment. In schools there is usually a ceremony in which children kneel before their mothers to show them all their affection and respect, and thank them for everything they give them. The typical Mother’s Day gift in Thailand is a jasmine flower, symbol of purity and motherhood.


Argentina is another of the few countries that does not celebrate Mother’s Day during the month of May, but during the month of October. Argentines celebrate Mother’s Day on the third Sunday of the month of October, although it was originally celebrated on October 11, the date on which the Virgin Mary’s maternity was commemorated according to the Catholic Church, but they decided to move it to the third Sunday of the same month for commercial reasons. Argentine children spend the day with their mothers and thank them for everything they do for them. Many children choose to give a gift to their mothers, to honor them for this day, but the most important thing for them is to spend time together and enjoy a day with mom. In addition, as in Argentina it is already spring in October, so one of the favorite gifts are the first flowers of spring.


As in most countries, Mother’s Day is also celebrated in India on the second Sunday of May. It is the most widespread date to celebrate Mother’s Day all over the world. It is very typical to give flowers to mothers on this day, but even more so in a place with such a wide and colorful variety of flowers. During Mother’s Day in India, everything is filled with marigolds, lotus flowers, beautiful and huge garlands to fete mom. Children usually present their mothers with gifts they like and greeting cards. In India there are huge flower markets that families visit during Mother’s Day, and buy flowers for mom. If you live in India or visit during mother’s day you must go and see these huge flower markets, the fragrance of marigolds is amazing. Would you like to know about Mother’s Day in India?