New Delhi: Forgot to pick that Mother's Day card for your Mom? Don't worry, you can create one with the Mother's Day Google doodle visible on the Google home pages in 52 countries on the second Sunday of May.
With Google's card building machine doodle you can create 27 different cards for your mother with a choice of three borders (a total of 81). Google has also added a first-of-its-kind feature on a Google doodle, the ability to take a high-resolution printout for your creations.
You can also share your doodle card on Google Plus with the message, "I made a Mother's Day card on the Google homepage! #mothersdaydoodle".
The Mother's Day doodle was the brainchild of Google doodler Mike Dutton and Google engineer Joey Hurst, who helped created iconic Google doodles such as the Moog Synthesiser and Les Paul guitar, brought the idea of digital life.
This isn't the first of make-your-own doodle Google doodle. On November 24, 2011 Google had let its users in the United States to make their own 'Hand Turkey' doodle for Thanksgiving.
While Mother's Day is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, it is the second Sunday of May (May 8 in 2011) is most widely celebrated. Anna Marie Jarvis, had started a campaign in 1907 following her mother's death to make Mother's Day a recognised holiday in the US. In 1912 she obtained trademarks for the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day" and established the Mother's Day International Association. US President President Woodrow Wilson signed a law making the holiday official. But Jarvis was disappointed with the commercialisation of the event.
The ancient Greek and Romans also held festivities in honour of their mother goddesses. In Britain and Celtic Europe, goddess Brigid and later St. Brigid were honoured with a Mother's Day in spring.
Google has been celebrating Mother's Day with its doodles for a number of years now and the all previous Mother's Day doodle had a flower in it.
Along with the Mother's Day doodle Google is also pushing its own services with a link below the doodle that says, "To all the Moms today: Thank you" and leads to a page with a 'Here's to the Moms' YouTube video that hints at how to use Google services to thank your mother and the page also provides links and tips for gift ideas, keeping in touch, entertaining sending flowers, sharing moments and also how to teach your mother technology.