Where have all the Muttertag cards gone?

Mother's Day - ©iStockphoto.com/amandasmithMuttertag, or Mother’s Day, is on the second Sunday of May in Germany.

Since this means that it will always be later in the year than the UK equivalent, for years I have been resigned to the fact that I cannot purchase a card in Germany for the UK date, and faced with the option of buying a card and keeping it for 10 months or sending one for the German date, I have always opted for the latter.

Unfortunately, such cards do not become readily available until a few weeks before the event, and unlike some other countries, Germany does not seem to go in for a wide variety of them.

However this year the search for a Muttertagskarte has been worse than usual. [Read more…]

Fröhliche Ostertage

I spotted this card in the “late birthday” section of a local supermarket this week:

Easter card in supermarket at Christmas

Happy Easter!

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