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Anyone else hate the commercialisation of Mothers day??

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Beetroot Sun 06-Mar-05 11:06:55

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jangly Sun 06-Mar-05 11:09:08

Well, I got a nice home-made one from DS - love it!! (got shop ones from DDs - love those too!)

Tinker Sun 06-Mar-05 11:10:38

Hate commercialisation of everything now but you can avoid it. Best presents this morning were a little glass tea light holder decorated with stickers (done at childminders) and little "thing" to hang up in the kitchen telling me she loved me etc (handmade at Brownies) and a photo in a picture frame that was decorated (done at school) - all costing pennies.

tallulah Sun 06-Mar-05 11:11:01

Ah but wasn't the original reason for mothers day that the domestic servants got a day off to go home? How many of us need that now?

I always used to make my mums cards (thanks to Blue Peter!) & buy her a primula from the little shop over the road, or a hankie umbrella from my teacher, who used to make them. (they were exquisite)

No-one says you have to buy anything... much nicer to be waited on... (I wish!)

Beetroot Sun 06-Mar-05 11:12:22

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Beetroot Sun 06-Mar-05 11:14:36

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Beetroot Sun 06-Mar-05 11:14:51

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tallulah Sun 06-Mar-05 11:15:24

Ah but wasn't the original reason for mothers day that the domestic servants got a day off to go home? How many of us need that now?

I always used to make my mums cards (thanks to Blue Peter!) & buy her a primula from the little shop over the road, or a hankie umbrella from my teacher, who used to make them. (they were exquisite)

No-one says you have to buy anything... much nicer to be waited on... (I wish!)

lou33 Sun 06-Mar-05 11:16:30

couldn't agree more beety.

love being spoiled and appreciated but hate the big fat cash cow it has become

tallulah Sun 06-Mar-05 11:42:14

Sorry about double post... explorer doesn't like the length of the JO thread & gets stuck- back button back button then likes to post twice!

moschops Sun 06-Mar-05 12:16:04

even i think it's over commercialised and i run a flower and card shop!!!

i HATE putting my prices up but the wholesalers charge more for the flowers so i have no option but put my prices up.........although some shops put their prices up far beyond what is reasonable. shops like that give little traders like me a bad name!!

anyway.........i think a homemade present must be much nicer.

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