Today is Mother’s Day in the UK and like most celebrations it’s origins are steeped in religious history.

However, it was American social activist Anna Jarvis who campaigned for an official day to honour Mothers after her own Mother passed away which then quickly spread across the world. Years later though she also expressed her concerns around the commercialisation of the day.

Mother’s Day should be about sentiment not material items. If you want to express your sentiment with flowers or chocolates that’s great but don’t forget the greatest gift of all – tell them that you love them!