This Mother's Day, we're celebrating the amazing women behind Creative Hampers! Learne, Sarah, and Rachel share their personal stories about how they celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother's Day is more than just a celebration of motherhood, it's a day to appreciate the love, care, and warmth that mothers bring to our lives. Discover how our Creative Hampers owners celebrate this special day. And BTW, if you're looking for a gift for mum check out our wonderful Mother's Day Hampers.
“As a mum, Mother’s Day is so special to me. A beautiful day to be spent with family. I count my blessings every day for the family that I have as they all make a 100% effort to show me love and affection. As a mother of 2 older boys, I am so proud and feel so loved what they prioritise the day with me and make me feel special.
For many years now we have found a special place to be which we return to each year. Albeit very different, we found this special place too when we lived in London. Simple things…a picnic, my favourite foods but mostly about being surrounded by the ones closest to me away from the busyness of life (& mobile phones!). Boys are never great at showing too much emotion, but it is the small ways…the messages on cards, the hug that last a little longer, the look in their eyes and recognition of making sure Mother’s Day is marked with time and importance.
With grown up boys, I now reflect on the men they have become, their values, their respect, their honesty, their ability to demonstrate love and affection and a fundamental understanding of doing what is right. These are the things I hope and believe that I have moulded over time with them. How did this happen? Not be teaching but by observation. Hopefully they have learnt this from the relationship with my family.
Mother’s Day, for me, is also about being with my mum who is of aging years and sadly suffering from mild dementia…hard to see… this once proud, able, funny, warm and loving woman whose family was everything becoming a shadow of her former self.…and it is up to my brothers and I to take care of her which we do without question because of our enduring love for the woman who gave and still gives us everything . In her quiet reserved way she shaped, advised, and taught us what was right, in a time when women did not have a real voice yet managed to have the biggest influence on the humans they raised.
Mum’s way formed the backdrop to my life but until I had children of my own, I never had a full understanding and appreciation of this. Oh, the ways of life” - Learne❤️
“I am extremely lucky to have emigrated to Australia and having my mum Sue follow a few years after. I am really close to my mum, and we always spend Mother’s Day together, however I always keep the mornings to spend with my husband Giles and three children Scarlett, Dylan, and Ryder.
We start the day with a cup of tea in bed open some cards and presents and then I get a lovely breakfast cooked by them. We tend to get out and have a long walk or play a board game together. My brother and his wife will then come over and help my husband cook a beautiful lunch for mum and the family.
A few times I have chosen to participate in the Mother’s Day classic with the whole family mum included, my mum is a breast cancer survivor, so it is an event really close to our hearts.
We have really enjoyed these events as it always a great opportunity to be together and for the kids to understand how lucky they are to have their Nana around them all the time. My mum has a wonderful relationship with all the children and they are always popping over to hang out with her. As a single mum she worked so hard when I was growing up, so I just love seeing her spending time with my children and having lots of fun.
Mother’s Day is a beautiful day for us all, but it’s a day I can thank my mum for all she has done for us.” – Sarah ❤️
“Growing up in the UK meant that Mother’s Day always came in early spring, March to be precise. And our family tradition was that we would always drive 2-3 hours (that’s a long way for us Poms) to visit both my grandmothers. I always loved those visits, partly because I got spoilt with sweets (lollies) and cakes (my maternal grandmother always made us Chocolate Mars Bar cakes!!!) and partly because they lived in small villages in the English countryside.
I also realised recently that I associate spring flowers with Mother’s Day (and my grandmothers) because there was always a flowering plant, more often than not a spring bulb such as a deliciously fragrant Hyacinth or a bright and sunny Daffodil, as one of the Mother’s Day gifts. My mum’s mum was a very keen gardener, and had an immaculate garden full of roses, flowers, and fruit trees, so the Mother’s Day gift would always find a place in her garden beds once it had stopped flowering – so it was the gift that kept on giving, flowering every spring. My dad’s mum didn’t have a garden of her own, but still managed to tend, and add to, the garden beds in her retirement village.
My mum now shares her mother’s passion for gardening, spending most days pottering around in her garden. Luckily for me (and my kids) my parents emigrated to Australia a few years after us, and so now my mum is a passionate gardener of Australian Natives. So now the Mother’s Day tradition continues with gifts of plants for her garden, and perhaps this year I’ll search out a gorgeous deep purple hyacinth!” – Rachel ❤️
Happy Mother's Day from Creative Hampers!