On Mother's Day, Google has posted an interactive doodle on its home page to mark the occassion.
The doodle essentially celebrates the day reminding everyone of handmade cards they made for their mothers, and features a card-making machine that lets you create hand-made cards by choosing between different templates.
Explaining the concept in a blog post
, doodle designer, Mike Dutton, explains that he wanted users to be able to create craft on their homepage and that he wanted actual photos/scans of crafting supplies but had to settle for graphics to keep the file-size of the doodle low.
The doodle allows users to create 27 different pieces of art, with a choice of 3 borders and even allows them to take a print out of a high-resolution version of the artwork to present it to their moms.
The machine guides users with a number of choices, including if they'd like to draw their Mom, flowers, or create some kind of gift or gesture, whether they'd prefer a stick-figure,a mama bird or a mama bear, and the kind of design and border they'd like for their art-work.
Mother's Day is celebrated around the globe to honour mothers and to celebrate the contribution of maternal figures to society.
The origin of Mother's Day as the world knows it today can be traced back to the United States. In 1908 Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in the US. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognised holiday in the United States. Her attempts bore fruit in 1914, and since then the day is celebrated every year.
In most countries Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, while others observe it on different days, with 8th March and 21st March the other popular dates, across the world. The countries that recognise the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day includes Canada, Australia, most parts of Europe, India & other parts of Asia, Brazil and other parts of South America, as well as many countries in Africa.
Mother's Day Google doodles over the years