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The School of Etiquette

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Etiquette

Mother’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to honouring the incredible women who have shaped our lives with their love, wisdom, and guidance. As we prepare to celebrate this heartfelt day, let’s take a moment to reflect on how etiquette can enrich our Mother’s Day celebrations and deepen our appreciation for the mothers and mother figures in our lives.
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1.Express Gratitude –

This is something that can so easily be overlooked, nevertheless Etiquette teaches us the importance of expressing sincere gratitude in a gracious manner.

One of the most obvious ways would be to gift your mother / maternal figure in your life, a token of appreciation on the day. Whether it’s through a heartfelt card, a thoughtful/ sentimental gift, or simply spending quality time with them, this would be the perfect opportunity to express how you feel about them and thank them for their love and sacrifice over the years.


2.Considerate Gestures –

This is a time to also be mindful of the preferences and feelings of others. When planning Mother’s Day activities or gifts, consider their individual preferences and interests, so that your token of appreciation is sentimental and of meaning/ value to them.

There’s no point in gifting your mother a bunch of flowers and chocolate, if she doesn’t like flowers and doesn’t eat chocolate. It may come across as though no thought went into the act, and it probably won’t have as much as an impact as it could.


Similarly, if you know your Mum has been under a lot of stress recently and been taking on heavy tasks, then gifting her a Spa Day experience, might be exactly what she needs.

Therefore, thoughtful gestures that cater to her tastes and preferences demonstrate consideration and thoughtfulness, making the celebration more meaningful and enjoyable for her.

3.Quality Time –

In our fast-paced world, quality time with loved ones is a precious commodity. Etiquette reminds us to prioritize meaningful connections and be fully present during moments spent with family/ loved ones.

Whether it’s a leisurely brunch, a scenic walk, or a cozy evening at home, dedicating uninterrupted time to bond and create cherished memories strengthens the bond between you and your mother.

4.Acts of Service –

Kindness and generosity are fundamental aspects of etiquette. Consider incorporating acts of service into your Mother’s Day celebrations to demonstrate your love and appreciation. For example; helping with household chores she may need doing, cooking her favourite meal, or offering to run errands. All these small acts of service can speak volumes and show your mother figure that you value her comfort and well-being.

5.Respectful Communication –

Effective communication is key to fostering healthy relationships, including those with our mothers. Etiquette encourages us to communicate openly, respectfully, and with empathy.

This Mother’s Day, take the time to engage in meaningful conversations, actively listen to her thoughts and feelings, and express your love and appreciation with sincerity and kindness.

6.Reflecting on Legacy –

Mother’s Day also offers an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of strength, resilience, and the love that’s been passed down through generations of mothers.

Take a moment to honour the contributions and commitment of your mother and maternal figures that came before her.

By recognising and honouring their legacy, you pay tribute to the timeless wisdom and enduring love of mothers everywhere.

We hope these few pointers help you reflect on what’s truly important this Mother’s Day and also act as a guide for you to effectively make the most of the day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures who inspire us each and every day!

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