Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mother’s Day Around the World–France

Only Napoleon had it in his heart to declare Mother’s Day (Fete des Meres)  a national holiday, but no one followed suit until 1950 when it officially became a French holiday.

The French celebrate Mother’s Day in late May or early June, depending upon when Pentecost falls on the calendar.

Unlike the Serbs, Mom is required to rest, relax and not cook any meals. She is doted upon by her children, and they do all of her chores for her.

In addition to traditional gifts, the children also honor mom with a poem or two before treating her to a big meal with dessert. The dessert is a cake in the shape of a large flower or bouquet of flowers.

The Iris is France’s official flower.

Let’s see if we can find some handmade gifts in lilac to honor mom from these talented artists.

Lavender Heart Beaded with Plum Purple 3D Roses

RSS Designs in Fiber 

St. Dymphna Rosary Bracelet

Pretty Gonzo 

Hand Painted Coral Butterfly Cameo Necklace

Treasures of Jewels 

Survivor Heart Shape Ribbon

Kevs Krafts 

Royal Purple Iris Best Wishes from Searsmont Maine Glitter Embossed Postcard

Postcards in the Attic 

Swarovski Lt. Amethyst Rivoli Chandelier .925 Sterling Silver Earrings

Kats All That 

Hand Knit Orchid Scarf Hat and Mitts Set


Flower Necklace, Cobalt Blue Pink Rose Quartz Mothers Day Jewelry Gift

Shadow Dog Designs 

Violet Lily Earrings Violet Opal Swarovski Crystals Romantic

Magdalene Jewels 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Dangle Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry

Lilac Purple Pearl Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Lavender Flower Earrings with Polymer Clay Beads and Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you do not see what you want in this list, maybe one of these talented artists would be happy to help you get the right gift. The photos take you to their store where you can contact them.
You can also shop from the following collections:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Week 4

Celebrate Mother’s Day Around the World



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