Royal Copenhagen issued mother's day plates in the period between 1971 and 1989. What is special about the Royal Copenhagen mother's day plates is that they actually consisted of a number of differing series and one that falls outside the rest.
The first series, which was individual in its style, was issued between 1971 and 1977, in this series the depiction on the plates were first stylished mother's with children from different countries and later mermaids etc.
From 1978 to 1982 the series had classic mother and child depictions with a change in the drawing style between 1980 and 1982.
1982 was a special year as Royal Copenhagen issued two mother's day plates this year. One was the last in the series of mother and child depictions and the other the first in the series of animals based on the Royal Copenhagen figurines. This series lasted from 1982 to 1987.
No mother's day plate was issued by Royal Copenhagen in 1988, but a final one was issued in 1989. It was markedly different from the other mother's day plates and depicts a fisherman's wife and children stand near the sea looking for the fisherman returning home.