Mother’s Day Inspiration

What is Mother’s Day?

Usually celebrated on the 2nd day of May (International Mother’s Day), Mother’s Day is an an avenue to pay rich tributes to someone who has, over the years, impacted our lives, someone whose love, care and affection knows no boundaries and that woman who engages in everything to ensure that the children are happy and joyous at all times.

Flowers are considered to be a customary gift for mothers. It is believed that flowers perfectly convey the special appreciation messages for the love, care and affection that a child has for their mother.

Mother’s Day Trivia

The earliest celebration of Mother’s dates back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the mother of all the gods. While Mother’s Day is celebrated all across the world, there are cultural variations in traditional celebration.

In Thailand, Mother’s Day usually occurs in August, specifically on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit.

In Ethiopia, families will gather to sing songs, and organize a large feast as part of the activities of the multi-day celebration honoring the existence of motherhood.

In the United States of America, Mother’s Day is usually celebrated by presenting gifts and flowers to mothers and other women who fill that mother role. Mother’s Day has evolved into one of the largest and most significant holidays for consumer spending. Families also celebrate this day by giving the mother a day off from household activities such as cooking, house chores and many more.

Popular Mother’s Day Flowers and Their Meanings

Here is a list of recommended flowers to gift your mother in celebration of Mother’s Day:

Tulips: Tulips generally signify a ‘perfect love’ but their color tells you what type of love. For instance, purple is a color of royalty and red usually means romantic love. Pink represents affection and care while white is a symbol of apology, but also cheerfulness. There are also countless varieties of tulips – Parrot, French, Fringed, Lily-fringed and so forth. Irrespective of the colors you have chosen to gift your mom, tulips are the quintessential spring flowers capable of bringing joy and happiness to the recipient.

Roses: Roses are classic traditional flowers to gift on Mother’s Day. In this instance, perhaps shy away from red roses since red is a color typically associated with romance. Better to opt for pink, which symbolizes love, gratitude, and appreciation. White roses symbolize purity and brightness while cream-colored roses are great signify thoughtfulness.

Carnations: Carnations are the flowers that started it all on World Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, sent more than 500 carnations flowers to every mother in the  West Virginia Congregation in commemoration of Mother’s Day in 1907. Pink carnations explicitly symbolize the love for one’s mother. White carnations represent pure, unparalleled love, and good luck.

Daisies: Daises are widely known to be a symbol of cheerfulness. If your mother is someone who radiates happiness, then Daisies are the perfect match for her. Daises also represent innocence, beauty, and purity.

What can you do with Mother’s Day Clip Art?

This AMAZING Mother’s Day Bundle comes from TpT seller Mrs. Perez Teacher Tools. This is a wonderful gift that can show Mom how much you love her year round!

This gorgeous Mother’s Day planner quick page is from KathyScraps. They fit perfectly into the Classic Happy Planner! Just print, trim, punch holes, insert and enjoy!

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The above digital planner pages were made by Planner El! She does incredible work planning and creating digital layouts FROM HER PHONE!!


Finally, a FREEBIE! This FREE printable Mother’s Day Card was designed by yours truly, Yvonne de Salle. Using the official Mother’s Day flower, the CARNATION. Size A2 (4.25 in x 5.5 in)

Clip art used: Watercolor Carnations, Watercolor Chrysanthemums (leaves only)

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**FREE** Printable Easter Matching Game

Looking for something fun for the kids to do on Easter after services and the egg hunt? Look no further!

This game was made with with clip art from our Etsy shop! It includes all the classic Easter symbols, religious and otherwise! Check out our blog post on the most popular Easter symbols.

Just download, PRINT 2, cut, and play!


Easter Clip Art Inspiration

Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays among Christians all over the world. It is widely celebrated in commemoration of the rebirth of Jesus Christ. For non-Christians around the world, this period of time is celebrated as the emergence of spring instead of the resurrection of Christ.

Many Christians across the globe celebrate Easter with special music, flowers, candlelight, church services and a host of other activities. Easter processions are mostly celebrated in churches, especially in Catholic countries like Spain and the Philippines.

What are some popular Easter Symbols?

Eggs and Bunnies: Eggs and Bunnies symbolize fertility and the beginning of spring season. Eggs are dyed, painted, decorated and then used as a symbol for spring festivals. This is because eggs across cultures represent a new dawn and entirely new life.

Easter Baskets: Easter baskets are one of the most popular symbols of Easter celebration, especially with kids. Easter baskets originate from Catholicism. Historically, baskets of food were brought to the church in order to receive blessings from the Pastor. This custom is similar to the Pagan ritual of bringing the first harvest to the temple. These harvests are brought to the church for two significant reasons; one is for blessing while the other is to thank God for a productive season.

Today, Easter baskets are no longer filled with Easter crops or dinner like the olden days. The present-day Easter baskets are filled with toys, colorful eggs and sweet treats for children.

Easter Candles: Candles represent the light of the world. Candles lit in churches during Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When Jesus rose from the, he was called “the light of the world” due to the that His resurrection brought about new hope, taking away the darkness just as a candle does.

Easter Lamb: The lamb is considered one of the Easter symbols as it represents Jesus. He is regarded as the lamb of the highest.

Palm Branches: Upon the first arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem after his resurrection, he was welcomed with waving palm branches by many of his followers. This symbolizes the happiness at their hearts as they foresaw his arrival from afar. Apart from that, palm branches are used as one of the signs of the beginning of Lent.

Butterfly: The life cycle of a butterfly is considered a symbol for the life of Christ. The Caterpillar stage stands for Christ’s life on earth. The cocoon stage represents the death of Christ at the cross and his burial. The third stage is the rebirth phase after three days. The emergence of a butterfly from the cocoon signifies the resurrection of Christ from the dead.

What can you do with Easter Clip Art?

From Etsy shop BLUE WATER PAPERIE, four GORGEOUS printables perfect for home decor, church nursery, and as centerpiece artwork for Easter dinner!
And look! This one has one of our watercolor Easter bunnies!
From Etsy shop MICHELLEBCALLIGRAPHY, this simple and elegant print is a gentle reminder to Keep Calm and Keep Praying!” Clip art used HERE.
Also from Etsy shop MICHELLEBCALLIGRAPHY, this print would make a majestic centerpiece, especially when surrounded by Easter lilies and candles. Clip art used HERE.
From Etsy shop RUFFLESNBUTTONS, this custom Easter design was printed on 2 custom shortalls! So adorable! Clip art used HERE.
From Teachers Pay Teachers shop Mrs. Perez Teacher Tools, a fun game called MATH HUNT geared towards 1st and 2nd graders! Your students will love hunting Easter eggs all while learning about numbers and operations. Great for review! These beautiful watercolor eggs can be used in so many ways. Hide throughout the classroom for a “read the room” type of activity. You can also place the eggs in a cute Easter basket or bucket to use as centers. Included in this packet are recording sheets for each activity. Clip art used HERE.
From Etsy shop RAISINGUPRUBIES – not exactly Easter, but still within the Christian theme. You could absolutely use these scripture cards to decorate your Bible, tuck into an Easter basket or even decorate your Easter dinner table! Clip art used HERE.

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Watercolor Shamrock Clip Art St. Patrick’s Day FREE


This Kelly Green Watercolor Shamrock clip art element is now in our FREE CLIP ART section!

While you’re here, find your St. Patrick’s Day INSPIRATION!

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Watercolor Fleur de Lis Inspiration for Printables

watercolor fleur de lis clip art inspiration design

A Brief History

The fleur de lis has a complicated past. French for “Lily Flower,” it historically represents everything from peace and war to religion, royalty and slavery. It is emblazoned on jewelry, clothing, architecture, football helmets and signs. It is woven into Louisiana’s history and culture, especially in New Orleans.

King Louis the XIV used the fleur de lis as his personal symbol, often wearing it from head to toe. Upon his passing, the Duke D’Orleans employed its use in his family’s crest. You will find it prevalent in other areas that were also colonized by the French like Vietnam, Quebec, and Detroit, Michigan.

Not all affiliations are positive, however. The Code Noir sanctioned that runaway slaves have their ears cut and the fleur de lis burned into their shoulders to brand them as fugitives.

In the years after Katrina, it emerged as a symbol of pride, strength and resiliency for New Orleans, and as of 2008 Governor Bobby Jindal made it the official symbol of Louisiana. Its complex and delicate past has evolved the fleur de lis into a sovereign emblem of rebirth.

What can you create with Watercolor Fleur de Lis clip art?

From BAYPAPERIE on Etsy. An absolutely gorgeous and elegant wedding invitation!
Card design by Mary McLarty. She created this whimsical card for an upcoming bachelorette party! She will print the menu, game cards and itinerary on it!

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More about me, the artist!

  • My name is Yvonne de Salle. In a past life I was an singer-actor but now I devote most of my time raising my family. I went to art scam school and then dropped out and then that art scam school went out of business. Coincidence? I think not! *haha*
  • My husband and I have two little girls, epic firecrackers. My eldest is the funniest kid I know and has the WILDEST imagination. My youngest has a set of vocal cords that, as a parent, drive me crazy. But as a vocalist, I’m super jealous. I don’t think the notes she can hit are even on the piano.
  • I’ve been watching/listening to Parks and Rec almost every single day since my first child was born. It’s just on all the time. Literally…the soundtrack to my life.
  • I love coffee. I drink it like it’s going out of style.
  • I love to cook. My mother-in-law gave me a cast iron pan for Christmas and it is the GREATEST THING EVER.
  • I miss singing so much. So much. One day I will return to it, but for now, I am content where I am.
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