Kindy kiss a gift of love

WHILE gifts are always appreciated by mums on Mother's Day, a long-distance phone call or a hug is just as nice.

Flowers, chocolates, and cards are popular gifts to symbolise one's love and appreciation for mothers and grandmothers.

Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on different dates and here in Australia it always falls on the second Sunday in May.

Young mum Azaleah enjoyed the attention of her daughter Shontaisha when her day-care centre celebrated Mother's Day early this week.

The children from Community Kids Gympie Early Education Centre treated their mums with sweet treats on Thursday, to say "Thanks mum".

While some lucky mums might receive chocolates or flowers when they wake tomorrow morning, children from Community Kids decided to personalise their gifts, making them extra special.

Throughout the week, children prepared yummy slices for the morning tea and made chocolates, delivering them along with a single stem rose for each mum, nanna and even a great- grandmother.

"The children were so excited to remind these ladies how special and loved they are," Centre director Rebecca Goodman-Jones said.



The origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans, but the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated long before it became an official day.

Mother's Day as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old.

Pioneering American woman Julia Ward Howe, who came up with the idea of an official celebration of Mother's Day and Anna Jarvis, who lobbied government for the official declaration of Mother's Day, are behind the celebration we have today.

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