It's that time of year again when we spoil our mums and make sure that they know just how much we love them - but what's the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Of course, any of us can pop to the shop and pick up a Mother's Day present that will bring a smile to her face, but the real gift of giving is choosing something that has a little bit of thought and heart in it - which is why canvas prints can be the ideal answer to the Mother's Day dilemma.

Always falling on the fourth Sunday in Lent, Mothering Sunday is traditionally a Christian holiday relating to visiting church, which has been captured by a more commercial audience over the years. With roots to Mother’s Day dating back as far as the 16th century, in its more modern form, Mother’s Day has been celebrated across the UK since the 1950s.

While the cynical among us may not feel that these celebrations have any real foundation, there's a lot to be said for making a special effort to show the person who gave you life that you value and appreciate everything they've done. Of course, this isn’t to discredit dad’s part in the event, but they get their own day in June!

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Choosing a photo for your Mother’s day print

By choosing a canvas print as your Mother's Day gift, you can send a personal message on a format that will last much longer than a card or bunch of flowers. You could choose a family photo of you and your mum, dad and any siblings - even including grandparents if you have such an image. Alternatively, a clandestine picture of you and your mum sharing a special moment at a family event or on a day out is a lovely way to demonstrate the bond and close personal relationship that you have.

If you want to be a little more creative, you could always choose a photo of your mum holding you as a baby, or any image of either or both of you that you think will look great on her wall - then add a small poem or phrase of love onto the image before you send it off for printing.

With less than a week to go, it's important that you order your Mother's Day gift as soon as possible - but here at Your Image 2 Canvas, we offer a same day despatch service for orders placed before 3pm, with FREE 24 hour delivery across the UK too.

This means that you still have a few days to find the ideal photo and think about any extra touches you'd like to add to your image. If you have any questions or need any advice at all about your Mother's Day gift or any other canvas print that you require, please feel free to call us on 0808 168 5243.

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