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April 29, 2021
Every year, a special day comes around where you get to celebrate the amazing woman who raised you. And while it’s important to recognize this woman’s efforts on a daily basis, there’s something beautiful about taking time to do it on Mother’s Day.
During this celebration, you get to reflect on the love and care your mom has shown throughout your life and honor her for the person she’s helped you become. It’s always fun to remember your mom cheering for you on the sidelines during soccer games, taking you to practices after school, helping you do homework when you’re confused, and dropping you off at college to become an adult.
These instances—and many more like it—are what give you a deep love for your mother. And this love becomes especially strong when you realize some people don’t experience the same thing.
While mothers are supposed to protect, love, and care for their children, some fall short for various reasons, and this fact shouldn’t convince you to judge someone. However, it should hopefully fill you with a deeper sense of gratitude for the mom you have in your life.
On Mother’s Day, this thankfulness usually leads to gift-giving. Right now, you may be wondering what to buy for this special celebration, but luckily, Khutsala Artisans has the answer. If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, you should consider the handmade Mother’s Day jewelry at Khutsala Artisans.
Why is Mother’s Day meaningful?
A meaningful gift for Mother’s Day makes sense because this holiday’s roots are steeped in meaning. Most people don’t know the history of Mother’s Day. Some just enjoy the holiday for what it is: a time to celebrate a loved one. But Mother’s Day has always been rooted in something special.
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to declare the second Sunday of May as a “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” This proclamation was the formal birth of Mother’s Day. However, a copywriter named Anna Jarvis was the one who spearheaded the movement.
In the mid-19th century, Jarvis’s mother had the idea for Mother’s Day. After teaching a Sunday School lesson, Jarvis heard her mother recite a beautiful prayer: “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life.”
Scholars believe this prayer was founded on a different vision for Mother’s Day than the one we see playing out in modern times. Jarvis’s mother was likely hoping to have a day where moms got together to serve other mothers who were less fortunate than them.
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, it was common for infants in the Appalachian region to die before their first birthday because of epidemics that sprang from poor sanitary conditions. The elder Jarvis wanted to help moms practice excellent hygiene to prevent this issue. But when she died in 1905, her daughter picked up the baton to fulfill her dream.
However, instead of focusing on helping other mothers, Jarvis created a more uplifting message to market Mother’s Day. Likely using her advertising background, Jarvis marketed her mom's dream so that it wouldn’t seem like a beggars’ holiday but one where even poor mothers felt rich because of their kids’ love.
This meaningful messaging was something that Jarvis believed in because she loved her mom dearly. And it’s because of Jarvis’s love that she accomplished her mother’s dream and inspired a day where everyone can take time out to recognize and honor their mom the way she did.
What makes Khutsala Artisans’ jewelry meaningful?
While you can’t always create a holiday to express how much you love your mother, you can buy her heartfelt gifts instead. At Khutsala Artisans, you can find an entire collection of handmade Mother’s Day jewelry that’s beautiful, versatile, and meaningful.
These pieces are created by artisans in Eswatini, a kingdom where many mothers struggle to care for their children or abandon them because they can’t watch them suffer from a lack of food, opportunity, and financial resources. These mothers are typically living in poverty and are experiencing hunger, unemployment, and a lack of education.
But when you purchase something at Khutsala Artisans, you help support the Swazi mothers who make our handmade Mother’s Day jewelry so they can give their families the best life possible. You also uplift every employee at Khutsala Artisans who isn’t a mother but provides for their moms.
What’s also great is that all of the profits from your purchase go to Heart for Africa, a faith-based humanitarian organization that cares for vulnerable and orphaned children. With the profits from Khutsala Artisans, the team at Heart for Africa not only raises great men of character, but they also raise wonderful women who will have the education, opportunities, and financial resources to support their children.
Shop handmade Mother’s Day jewelry
Now is the time to buy handmade Mother’s Day jewelry that celebrates your mom and helps support and raise a new generation of wonderful mothers. For good gift ideas from Khutsala Artisans’ Mother’s Day collection, check out these five pieces of handmade jewelry.
If your mom brings a lot of joy into your life, there may not be a better gift than the Swazi MUD Joy Bracelet. This timeless item is a great way to thank your mom for all of the laughter, smiles, and love she brings into your life.
This bracelet also features Khutsala Artisans’ signature SwaziMUD beads, which are hand-rolled by artisans in Eswatini. And the pewter tag that says “joy” is hand-stamped as well.
Shop the SwaziMUD Joy Bracelet HERE.
Perhaps your mother likes to garden and loves flowers. Maybe you even have memories of hanging out in your mother’s flower garden and helping her care for the plants. If so, you may want to get the Flower Earrings.
Available in white, yellow, and purple, these pieces are handcrafted and beaded by the Swazi designers at Khutsala Artisans. And they are fun, colorful additions to any spring or summer wardrobe.
Shop the Flower Earrings HERE.
Ever spread your arms out wide and tell your mom, “I love you this much”? Or, have you ever told your mother, “I love you to the moon back”? Usually, these phrases mean you love your mom a lot and that your love is pretty much infinite.
If you want to give a gift that symbolizes that love, you need to buy the Infinity Bracelet. This handmade Mother’s Day jewelry is available in multiple colors, including teapot brown, peony red, buxi green, and mirror black. And the infinity sign comes in either bronze or silver.
Shop the Infinity Bracelet HERE.
If your mom loves earrings more than bracelets, but you still want to show how infinite your love is for her, check out the Infinity Loop Earrings. These pieces are handmade, hammered infinity signs that provide a unique twist to hoop earrings. They also come in silver and are versatile pieces that your mom can use for dressy and casual outfits.
Shop the Infinity Loop Earrings HERE.
You always need people in your life who are pillars of strength, and oftentimes, mothers play this role. Whether you’re going through a fresh heartbreak or a sickness, your mother is right by your side, encouraging you and supporting you through it all.
What better way to recognize this strength than with the Swazi MUD Strong Bracelet? This handmade Mother’s Day jewelry contains Khutsala Artisans’ signature SwaziMUD beads that are hand-rolled by artisans in Eswatini. The pewter tag has always “strong” hand-stamped on it and can be a daily reminder of the strength your mom has given you.
Shop the Swazi MUD Strong Bracelet HERE.
Make Mother’s Day gift meaningful
It doesn’t matter what handmade Mother’s Day jewelry you buy from Khutsala Artisans. Your mom will love it. Every piece has a meaning, and every piece makes a difference. So, shop the handmade gifts from Khutsala Artisans’ Mother’s Day collection.
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