Club Cleo Health, Beauty, Wellbeing

Club Cleo Health, Beauty, Wellbeing
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Friday, 21 March 2014

Mother’s Day is Almost a Week Away: Give Flowers With A Difference

Mother’s Day is Almost a Week Away: Give Flowers With A Difference

 1 day in the year isn’t really enough to celebrate motherhood, but it does present us with an opportunity to be extra nice to mum or get extra spoiled if you are a mum. 

Whether you’re giving or receiving on Mothering Sunday, our fantastic skincare give away is sure to make the day more special. 
Our Competition

Mothers’ Day tradition is to give flowers, but we wanted to put a new twist on that old cliché so you could send flowers with a difference. We are giving you the chance to win any two items from our fabulous Orquid Skincare range; all formulated using extract from the beautiful and sweet smelling Orchid flowers. 

The Orquid range includes:

     >  Intensive Bust Firming Cream

     >  Intensive Skin Repair Serum

     >  Moisturising UV Filter Day Cream

     >  Nutritive Night Cream

     >  Smoothing Eye Contour Gel

Find out more about the Orquid range here

To enter, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and look out for tweets that mention our #mothersday  #competition then retweet to enter and be in with a chance to win. You can find us on twitter @clubcleo

Closing date:  Tuesday morning (25th February)

Note: If a winner does not reply promptly with their address another winner will be chosen.

The History of Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ day originates from Ancient Greek and Roman festivals that celebrated their maternal Gods, Rhea and Cybele. These festivals were also celebrations of spring and new life, which is the reason it happens during March. Centuries later this festival was adopted by Christianity, and used to celebrate the Virgin Mary. By the 1600’s this grew from the Virgin Mary to all mother’s and people were encouraged by the church to use this one day out of the year to show their appreciation for their mums. 

Towards the end of the 19th century it started to decline in the UK and became seldom celebrated. The end of World War II, however saw a resurgence in Mothers’ day thanks to the American servicemen who brought the custom with them, and the business opportunities that it presented for cards, flowers and chocolates also stimulated its popularity. This is the Mothers’ day we all know today, but who knows what it might be in 100 years’ time.