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Mothers Day, the history and beautiful, unique, personalised gifts

Welcome to Cookie Doodle Doo's monthly blog post that looks at the history of gift-giving on Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday and seeks to show you the Mother’s Day collection from Cookie Doodle Doo as something unique and personal to buy for your loved ones to show our love and thanks to them. History of Mothering Sunday Like many traditions Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent and exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was originally a day to give thanks to the Virgin Mary who was also known as Mother Mary. Such celebrations required people to visit the main church or cathedral in a family's area that they called the 'mother'...

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The History of Greetings Cards

Ancient Beginnings  The custom of sending greeting cards has been traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls. Handmade paper greeting cards were being exchanged in Europe during the early 15th century with the Germans printing New Year's greetings from woodcuts as early as 1400 and it is known that paper Valentines were being exchanged here too Industrial Revolution By the 1850s, the greeting card had been transformed from a relatively expensive, handmade and hand-delivered gift to a popular and affordable means of personal communication, due largely to advances in printing, mechanisation, and a reduction in postal rates with the introduction...

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