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Kanji character motherAny gift from a child to a mother is a cherished treasure, and it's even more precious when the gift is hand made.

This Mother's Day, turn back the clock just a bit. Become the child you were, are, or can't seem to remember anymore.

Make something for your mother that represents you, and no gift on earth will be more cherished.

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A Flower in Honor of Mothers

Flowers have a special meaning on Mother's Day. Carnations worn on Mother's Day have special flower symbol meanings.

Wear a pink carnation to honor your mother who is living; wear a white carnation in memory for a mother who has passed away.

Pastiche Family Portal HomeUS Mother's Day Centennial Celebration - 100 Years

It's been more than 100 years since the official proclamation of the first national Mother's Day holiday in the US, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1908.

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HISTORY of Mother's Day

On the second Sunday in May across the United States, families celebrate and honor their mothers on "Mother's Day."

In Mexico, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10; Mothering Sunday in the UK falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

The US Mother's Day holiday started as a continuation of Mothering Sunday, an English 18th century holiday that permitted women in service to have a day off to return home to visit their mothers.

The Mother's Day holiday was adopted in the United States state by state in response to a letter-writing campaign led by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century.

mother's day cameo graphic clip art - click for free downloadsFollowing adoption of the holiday by the state of Virginia, many other states adopted the Mother's Day holiday, and greeting card makers promoted Mother's Day, which helped make it popular nationwide. Since 1915, Mother's Day has been an officially-recognized US holiday and the most popular day in America for going out to dinner with Mom.

Traditionally, children give their mother a red carnation to demonstrate their affection, while white carnations are reserved for remembering mothers who are deceased.

Read more about The Story of US Mother's Day at the US Embassy web site.

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Pastiche Family Portal HomeMother Gifts from the Heart, not from the Wallet

Any gift from a child to a mother is a cherished treasure, and it's even more precious when the gift is hand made. Kids and Dads can make special hand-crafted cards or gifts, or prepare breakfast or dinner for Mom on her special day - she'll love the attention and the well-deserved rest.

 

Mother's Day Crafts, Cards, Gifts to Make

Craft one of these hand made cards or giftsl to make Mother's day unforgettable for Mom, Mum or Grandmother.

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Pastiche Family Portal HomeMothers Day Quick Scrapbook Quotes and Card Art

Right click on the Mother's Day graphics on this page to save the images to your hard drive to design your own cards, gifts and crafts.

You can use our clip art in any word-processing or graphics program, or print the graphics out as-is on a blank sheet of paper and cut apart to use for paper crafts, scrapbook pages, collages and decorations.

Free Mother's Day quotes clip art art and word art graphics are available in our scrapbook section.

Here is one sample of a touching motherhood quote made into word art:

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Mother's Day Clip Art & Printables

Mother Quotes

Use these mother's day quotes for greeting cards, framed desk art, embroidery, posters, or other gifts for your mother or grandmother.

All I am I owe
to my mother.
George Washington


God could not be everywhere
and therefore He made mothers.

Jewish proverb

To understand a mother's love, bear your own children.
Chinese Proverb

The mother's heart
is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher

All I am, all I ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

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Who ... loves me and will love me forever... which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away?

... my Mother
Thomas Carlyle


Youth fades;
love droops;
the leaves of friendship fall:

A mother's secret love outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes


There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher

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