Hopefully the biscuits aren't just for the visitors

Dating back to the 16th Century 'Mothering Sunday' was once a religious day to spend with family and loved ones.

But now there are fears of Americanisation creeping in here as more and more 'Mom' cards appear alongside traditional ones.

10 percent of British chain Paperchase's cards feature the word Mom this year.

Here at home of course you can always go for a 'Mammy ' card this Mother's day:

While many of us are taking time out to spend the day with our mother's it's always a day to remember those no longer with us and to spare a thought who are having a tough time today:

 Celebrities have been paying tribute to their mammies on social media:

And lest we forget - here are some of the best Irish Mammy sayings...for the day that's in it:

Do you think I’m made of money or something?

Sit back from the television or you’ll get square eyes.

I don’t care what 'everyone' is doing.

How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t even tasted it?

If you fall off that wall and break your legs don’t come running to me!

Where do you think you’re going in that get-up?

Ask your father

Were you born in a barn?

Those biscuits are for the visitors!

Did you turn off the immersion?