VE day, or Victory in Europe Day as it's formally known, celebrates the day that millions of people were able to return to their homes and families. It's a special day, and one that we think probably holds particular importance this year, with many people being stuck away from loved ones, waiting for the day we can all reunite once more.
But, it's important to remain positive so we suggest still celebrating it in some way that you can, perhaps by still decorating your home a bit, and by holding a virtual tea party?
Being a proudly British brand, Emma Bridgewater of course has a wonderful mug dedicated to the day. It's beautifully designed with everything that summarises Britain and that day: bunting, planes flying home, a vintage car with people celebrating, with the phrase "and the bells rung throughout Britain" just completes it.
We think it would make a perfect gift, perhaps for an elderly loved one who remembers the day, or simply just to keep in your collection and use for a proper cuppa on the day.
If you want to decorate your home too, there's some gorgeous union jack printed bunting that we got in from Emma Bridgewater also, just for VE day because it's simply perfect for it. Pop it up around your home and have it on show in the background of your virtual tea party and you're sorted! Or hang it up around your garden and have a tea party in your garden with your household if the weather allows.
And to finish it off, the Emma Bridgewater union jack mug would also be ideal for this celebration. It's a simple design that holds great meaning, and would be great for general use all year round as well as VE day.
To make the day that bit more special whilst celebrating from home, you could bake (or buy ) a traditionally British cake, like a Victoria sponge or some scones and enjoy them with loved ones on video call. Then grab a cuppa in one of the lovely mugs, and have a chat about all things British: the weather, sarcasm and of course the war and those who fought in it.
But whatever you choose to do this VE day, it doesn't really matter. The main thing is that you take some time to think of the people who were there and how much they mean to us, and what they did for us. As we're facing these current strange times now, it's certainly going to make us at Daisy Park think about it and celebrate it that bit more.