Monday, June 11, 2012

Luxury Chocolates - The Perfect Chocolate Gift

With Mothers day round the corner the perfect gift that would encompass all you long to say to the lady who gave you life is a box of luxury chocolates.

Chocolate has many beneficial factors both mental and physical. The physical element of chocolate in particular dark chocolate holds many a health benefit such as reducing cholesterol and heart disease, obviously in appropriate portions as too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Chocolate is said to be one of the main causes of obesity as per the addictive products held within them. Moderation is the key to all things in life!

The mental side of things is that producing a chocolate gift to any individual will always help make virtually any situation better, there is always a good time to hand somebody a box of chocolates whether it be to say "I'm sorry", "congratulations", "thank you", "well done", "good luck", even "deepest sympathy". Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Anyway back to the topic of mother's day and why chocolates are the ultimate and perfect gift for the loveliest of ladies!!

The correct name for Mothers Day in the UK is Mothering Sunday.

Mother's Day was created as a day for each family to honour their mother, celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honouring fathers.

It is a relatively modern concept, not to be confused with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday which is also known as Mother's Day in the UK.

Most Sundays in the year churchgoers would worship at their nearest parish or "daughter church".

In Victorian times, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

In olden times it was considered important for people to return to their home or "mother" church at least once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their "mother" church.

As the return to the "mother" church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away from home returned. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home to work in service from ten years of age.)

The majority of historians think that it was this return to the "Mother" church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

This special day has now become a time when people give thanks to their mothers and offers an opportunity to express both love and thanks for the work that they do. This is a day when children give presents, flowers, and cards to their mothers.

And there is simply no other way to show your mum how much she is loved by presenting her with the perfect chocolate gift, a box of luxury chocolates!

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