It's almost Mother's Day! The day we put our mothers in the spotlight and thank for everything they do for us. But did you know that Mother's Day is not celebrated for so long in the Netherlands? And how do you ensure that your mother has the best Mother's Day ever? With a personal poem of course! Read here how you write the perfect Mother's Day poem together with the little ones. Because tell yourself, what could be nicer than surprising your mother with a homemade gift?
What exactly is Mother's Day?
Mother's Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May in the Netherlands. It is a day to honor and appreciate mothers for everything they do for us. It is a day when we thank our mothers for their unconditional love, dedication and sacrifices.
But did you know that Mother's Day is only officially celebrated in the Netherlands since 1925? The idea of having a day for mothers is originally from the United States and was officially made a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. In the Netherlands the idea has been taken over and has since grown into a beautiful tradition in which we put our mothers in the spotlight.
Mother's Day gifts
Mother's Day is often celebrated with presents, flowers and cards. Many children make a gift or card for their mother themselves, sometimes even at school or in childcare. Breakfasts are also often served in bed and mothers are put in the spotlight by their family. Dads, do you already have a gift or gesture in mind for Mother's Day? No? Then we are happy to help you on your way with writing a beautiful Mother's Day poem or card. Also nice to do with the little ones when Mama is away from home!
Write a Mother's Day poem with these tips!
Mother's Day can't live without a nice poem for breakfast in bed. Are you not so good at coming up with a nice poem? Here some useful tips:
- Start on time: Yes, we know. Life is already so busy. But writing a good poem takes time and attention. So start on time so that together with the little ones you can quietly think about what you want to say and how you can put it in a beautiful way.
- Make it personal: A Mother's Day poem is about your mother (or actually that of your little one), so make sure it is personal and fits who she is and what she means to you. Maybe you still have special memories or are there features that you admire.
- Be creative: Use imagery, metaphors and other literary techniques to make your poem lively and interesting. Be inspired by nature, the seasons, scents and colors. Everything is allowed, nothing is allowed. But, the more creative, the better.
- Keep it short and powerful: A poem does not have to be long to impress. Try to articulate your message as short and powerfully as possible.
After you put the poem on paper it is time for a nice card to stick the poem. It is important that you choose the right size for this so that the entire poem fits on it. After choosing the right format, the best part starts: crafts! Children really enjoy messing around and tinkering. Certainly for such a special day as Mother's Day. So, put the pens, markers and glitter on the table and let your creativity run free!