Thursday, 1 April 2010

Maundy Thursday

Well it’s Maundy Thursday today and  Queen Elizabeth is coming to Derby to present the Maundy Money at Derby Cathedral and then she is visiting to Royal Derby Hospital to officially open it.

A little information about Maundy Thursday:

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.

Maundy Thursday in the United Kingdom features the Monarch offering Maundy money, also known as Royal Maundy, to selected senior citizens – one man and one woman for each year of the monarch’s age. The Monarch presents each man and woman with a red and white purse during the service. The red purse traditionally contains an allowance for clothing and provisions and the white purse holds Maundy coins to match the monarch’s age


Now that’s enough social history for 1 post :)

The 2 cards below are amongst my favourites as they are are plain and simple!!
But I love them!


I’m off to work soon but after today no work for 4 days yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  Just rest and relaxation :)

Have a great week end all you bloggers!!!





Jackie said...

Thank you for the lesson in social history Lesley :o)
I love these cards and I am so pleased that I have this stamp set now :o)
Happy Easter
Jackie xx

Classy Stampin' said...

Lovely cards Lesley. My Gran's friend received Maundy Money from the Queen today. She was really nervous!


jimlynn said...

Lesley, thanks for the history type lesson - very interesting.
I had never heard of Maundy Money!
Your cards are wonderful - in fact, I've already noted how you did them so I can CASE one (if that's not a problem with you). I just think they're great.

Helen said...

I love these colours!

Sarpreet said...

thanks for that, two very beautiful cards

Tracey said...

your cards are lovely Lesley. I have already cased them. Your colours are stunning.

Have a great Easter and look forward to catching up with you next week