Your chance to win a great Mother’s Day bouquet for mum

Win a Mother's Day bouquet worth ?40 from Blooming Crafty. EMN-150223-142008001
Win a Mother's Day bouquet worth ?40 from Blooming Crafty. EMN-150223-142008001

Mothering Sunday is just around the corner on March 15 so the Sleaford Standard has come up with the perfect way to please your mum this year.

Mothering Sunday is just around the corner on March 15 so the Sleaford Standard has come up with the perfect way to please your mum this year.

We have paired up with Blooming Crafty floristry, crafts and courses of High Street, Ruskington, to offer the chance of winning a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day, worth 
£40. Just pick up a copy of this week’s Sleaford Standard to enter.

Jessica Notley says her shop is already beginning to become fragrant with items for the important occasion, and explains: “On the fourth Sunday of lent, in the UK and Ireland Mothering Sunday has been celebrated since the 16th century.

“Exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, was originally a day to give thanks and honour the virgin Mary also known as Mother Mary, traditionally servant daughters were given a day off to visit their mothers as an act of kindness.

“This weekend also gives people the opportunity to visit their mother church, this increased the celebrations and put Mothering Sunday on the calendar.

“As with any national holiday, Mother’s Day involves the giving of gifts and cards to show your mother how much she is appreciated and 
valued.

Traditionally Mother’s Day gifts included flowers and a Simnel cake.

“The flowers were picked by the workers on their way home from work, they would pick wild flowers from country lanes.

“It is still a large tradition today, to spoil your mum with a stunning colourful bouquet of beautiful flowers, as well as modern gifts such as perfume, clothes, jewellery or 
sweets.”

All you have to do is answer the question on the coupon in the The Standard and post it to us at Unit 8, Station Business Centre, Station Road, Sleaford, NG34 7RG by noon on Tuesday March 5. First correct entry to be drawn will win the bouquet. Usual Sleaford Standard competition rules apply.

For those of you that want the ultimate Mothering Sunday gift, Jessica will be at Blooming Crafty to help you say a special thank you with flowers.

As the day draws closer the shop will be brimming with blush pinks, antique ivories, hot pinks, berry tones and purple accents.

Surprise mum with delivered flowers but make sure you get your orders in early. Call 01526 834074.