Only the best is good enough for your Mum this Mother’s Day, so celebrate this special day by saying 'I love you' with her favourite chocolates.
Mother’s Day (or any other day for that matter) gives us a chance to celebrate our Mums, but the date changes every year in the UK, so we can sometimes get caught out!
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 22 March, on the fourth Sunday of Lent in 2020, which is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, which is on 12 April.
Why do we celebrate Mothering Sunday in the UK?
The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. During the 17th century, early Christians in England celebrated a day to honour Mary, the mother of Christ, and later included all mothers. Named Mothering Sunday and celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent, this day honoured all mothers in England.
During this period, the underprivileged classes worked as servants for the wealthy and, as most jobs were located far from their families, the servants ‘lived-in’. On Mothering Sunday, the servants were given the day off so they could return home to spend the day with their mothers.
How did Mothering Sunday become Mother's Day?
In 1907, an American called Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Jarvis, a peace activist who treated wounded soldiers in the American Civil War. Anna campaigned for a whole day to honour the role played by all mothers. By 1911, all US states took on this holiday and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday.
This American festival, held much later in the year, has no religious connotations but before long it drifted across the Atlantic and our Mothering Sunday soon became more popularly knows as Mother’s Day in the UK.
What's in store for Mother's Day at The Chocolate Emporium?
Whether you’re buying for your Mum, Stepmum or your Nan, what better way to put a smile on her face on Mother's Day, than with a gift of her favourite chocolates.
Whether she prefers a special box of delicious treats, booze-spiked liqueurs or just a small chocolate gift, we’re sure you’ll find something to please her from our selection of top quality chocolates from Lindt, Ghirardelli, Godiva and Monty Bojangles.
NEW! Tempting Chocolate Flavours to celebrate Mother’s Day
If she's loves caramel chocolate we have the new Dulce de Leche Lindor from USA – a deliciously smooth milk chocolate with the creamy flavours of caramel and sweet milk. And, if she prefers white chocolate, again from the USA, a sophisticated new selection – Matcha Lindor, with the subtle flavours of Matcha tea. Both flavours not available in UK shops.
But it’s not just Lindt. . . we have some fabulous new flavours from Ghirardelli including a decadent, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel and Milk chocolate – both heart-shaped and released in time for Mother's Day.
Also, a fruity twist on the ever popular Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares – Raspberry Radiance; beautiful dark chocolate surrounding tasty pieces of Raspberry!
Make your Chocolate Gift personal from our exclusive Pick & Mix Collection
If you want to make up a truly personal gift for your Mum with all her favourite flavours, don’t forget our luxury chocolate Pick & Mix Collection where you can create your own selection from our huge range of Lindt, Ghirardelli, Godiva, Monty Bojangles and Bizarre Bars, all wrapped in ribboned cellophane bags as standard, with an option to add a personalised message, once you have selected your gift-wrapping.
Mother's Day Chocolates - Unique UK Flavours
The Chocolate Emporium bring you quality chocolate from around the world delivering you the world’s largest range of Lindt Lindor flavours; many of which are not available in UK shops or UK based online retailers.
We also have a great range of Ghirardelli Squares and bars and a huge selection of quality chocolate bars from Lindt, Godiva and Bizarre Bars - a handmade collection of extraordinary flavour creations from The Chocolate Smiths.
Straight to your Mum's Heart on Mother's Day!
Our ever popular traditional heart-shaped chocolates from Lindt are available again for 2020 including this sweetest Mother's Day gift – delectable smooth Lindor Milk Chocolate Heart specially packaged in a beautiful heart-shaped, keepsake tin.
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