Artificial flowers for donations
A different idea was prevalent in post-war West Germany. The health of mothers was in focus, and many were sent for treatment at health resorts. The wife of former President Theodor Heuss, Elly Heuss-Knapp (above right), founded the Müttergenesungswerk, a foundation for the recovery of mothers, in 1950. Donations were made on Mother's Day, and people were rewarded with cloth flowers.