Pastiche Family Portal HomeMother's Day - A Special Day Like No Other

Any 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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Pastiche Family Portal HomeA Flower in Honor of All Mothers

Flowers have a special meaning on Mother's Day. Carnations worn on Mother's Day have important symbolic 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.

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Pastiche Family Portal HomeHistory of Mother's Day

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

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.

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

Many countries around the world celebrate this special holiday. The day and date varies; here's a list of Mother's Day holidays around the world.

US Mother's Day Centennial Celebration - 100 Years of Love

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.

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.

Following 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 Mother's Day US centennial.

Mothers Day Scrapbook Quotes and Greeting Card Art

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.

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 Quotes

Use these meaningful quotes for greeting cards, framed desk art, embroidery, posters, or other gifts you make 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

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 Clip Art

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Gifts for Mums, Moms, Mamas, Grandmothers

Printables and Crafty Gifts for Mom

Mother's Day Special Gifts

Make Mother's day unforgettable for Mom, Mum or Grandmother with a home made gift from out collection of Mother's Day Printables.



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