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Mother's Day Australia - a History.

In Australia, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

The tradition of giving gifts to mothers on Mother's Day in Australia was started by Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt, Sydney, in 1924. She began the tradition during a visit to a patient at the Newington State Home for Women, where she met many lonely and forgotten mothers. To cheer them up, she rounded up support from local school children and businesses to donate and bring gifts to the women. Every year thereafter, Mrs Heyden raised increasing support for the project from local businesses and even the local Mayor. The day has since become commercialised. Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother's Day as the flower is naturally in season during May (autumn in Australia) and ends in "mum", a common affectionate shortening of "mother" in Australia. Men will often wear a chrysanthemum in their lapels in honor of mothers.

As Australians, we love getting the chance to give back to our mothers, especially on Mothers Day. Mothers Day is regarded as the most meaningful special day by Australians, superseding the importance placed on Remembrance Day, Valentine’s Day, and even Father’s Day. In fact, almost half of Australians rank Mothers Day as their most significant special day of the year (excluding public holidays).

Interestingly, while 168 countries celebrate Mother’s Day as an established tradition, just over half of those countries (51%, Australia included) celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. Other countries have adapted an alternate date linked to women through historical significance or religious significance.

Choosing the right Mothers Day Gift isn’t always an easy task. Our bust lifestyles often act as a deterrent to activating the genuine, heartfelt generosity we feel towards the woman most dear to us!

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Stunning 'Unique' Message Pendant Necklaces

Artisan Crafted 925 Sterling Silver 'Unique' Message Pendant Necklaces that you can insert a 'special' message to your Mum into - various Gemstones to choose from - blank message scroll included - a superb Unique Mother's Day Gift Idea - there are also "Nan" versions for Grandchildren to give to their Nan


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Stunning Chiming Harmony Ball Necklaces

Artisan Crafted 925 Sterling Silver Chiming Harmony Ball Necklaces that 'chime' with movement. Many have Genuine Gemstones and all are a Unique Mother's Day Gift Idea, one that your Mother will love to wear with its soft soothing chimes and will Treasure Forever

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Wonderful 'Tree of Life' Jewellery

Wonderful range of Beautiful 'Tree of Life' Necklaces, Tree of Life Bracelets, Tree of Life Earrings and Tree of Life Pendants in Sterling Silver and many with Genuine Gemstones here in our Tree of Life Jewellery category making these Wonderful Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Mother's Day Australia, a website dedicated to shopping for Australian Mothers

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Gorgeous Earrings

Wonderful range of Stunning Earrings, many with Genuine Gemstones, including Stud Earrings, Pearl Earrings and Clip On Earrings - an Excellent Mother's Day Gift Idea. Finding a good selection of quality Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings can often be difficult but here at Mother's Day Australia we have fixed that with an extensive and varied range of Artisan crafted Clip Ons.

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Gorgeous Sterling Silver Rings

Simply stunning 925 Sterling Silver Rings many with fabulous Genuine Gemstones. Individually Artisan Crafted, each ring makes a simply Beautiful Mother's Day Gift Idea. The gemstone range of Rings includes Amethyst, beautiful Rainbow Moonstone, Mystic Topaz with its brilliant colors, classic Black Onyx and the fabulous Rose Quartz among many others.


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