The second Sunday in May is when the United States, Canada and a great many other countries around the world honor their mothers, celebrate motherhood and thank moms for all they do.
Since 2000 Google has marked the occasion every year with one of its infamous Google “Doodles,” transforming the classic homepage to a tribute to moms everywhere.
We’ve looked back this Mothering Sunday over a decade of mom-themed Doodles. Take a look through our gallery below and let us know which Doodle you’d like to dedicate to your mom in the comments below or via one of the share options to the top left.
For this year, Google goes with a lovely yet simple design.
2010 — United States
Last year saw a great Google homepage for the United States made up of quirky glass vases…
2010 — Global
…While the rest of the world enjoyed a tulip-themed effort.
The logo was pretty in pink in 2009 with a lovely bunch of blooms making up the “l.”
This sweet scene sees a mother duck and two chicks decorating the famous logo.
Children’s hand-drawn pictures are a cute touch on 2007’s Mother’s Day Doodle.
Google said it with roses and entwined “os” back in ’06.
The search giant keeps the floral theme going in 2005.
A single pink rose adorns 2004’s offering.
Another Mother’s Day, another vase of posies, again neatly taking the place of the “l.”
A single red rose was Google’s offering to moms everywhere in 2002.
2001 & 2000
The original Mother’s Day Google Doodle appeared in the year 2000 and remained unchanged the next year. It linked to a tribute page to the then Googler’s moms.
A Tribute to Our Moms
And here is a grab of part of that page, still live today at Google.com/moms. With the sweet statement that “no search could find better moms than these,” Google illustrated the lyrics of Howard Johnson’s song M-O-T-H-E-R with portraits. Aw!
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