Mother’s Day will soon be upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about how to make your mom feel special on her day. Most moms in our lives deserve an award for all the amazing things they do, from cooking dinners to catching tears and giving the best hugs – but if you don’t have the time or money to erect a statue or create an award just for her, we’ve got your back with these easy and unique ways to show your appreciation.
Ok, we know a floral bouquet is not so unique, but if you take this basic idea and run with it, there are many possibilities. Find something she loves or something that makes her smile, and pull it together in bouquet form. Maybe it’s cookies, balloons or even candy. Try something a little outside of the box by creating a vintage brooch bouquet and placing it in a handmade vase that she can look at all the time (both available on Etsy.com). Some of these ideas you can find at retailers around town, and others you might have to create on your own. Either way, any unique take on a normal bouquet is sure to bring an ear-to-ear grin.
When was the last time you wrote your mom a handwritten letter? Maybe second grade? Well, the time has come to consider doing this again. Not only will she love hearing about all the things that are important to you that involve her, but this is also a surefire way to get an almost endless hug from her.
Chat your mom up a little to figure out which cause might be the best fit for a donation in her name. Was she a successful businesswoman? If so, Dress for Success might be a good fit. Was she a teacher? Consider Girls Inc. Wherever you donate in her name, it’s sure to touch her heart.
As we grow older, getting together with family gets harder. Many moms enjoy having the entire family around the dinner table, in the living room or on the back porch. Try to schedule a family brunch or lunch. If your family members are scattered across the country, schedule a time to gather on FaceTime for a bit to catch up with your mom, and laugh like families do when they are together.
It’s very easy these days to pull photos from social media and create magical photo memories. Shutterfly, Chatbooks and even Walgreens have easy-to-use platforms. The best part is that these last forever. Not only will your mom love looking at the photos while awaiting your next visit, but it will also allow her to relive meaningful moments over and over. Don’t be afraid to add in photos of drawings your kids made, or maybe something you made as a kid. Sprinkling in nods to the past really takes this to the next level.
Do Something Crazy
No, this doesn’t mean do something that will get you in trouble. Simply do something with your mom that’s perhaps outside of your comfort zone, and just plain fun. Sign up for a fun 5K race – there are tons of 5K opportunities out there, and you can choose to walk or run in many of them. You might also try a city scavenger hunt or go geocaching. It might even be fun to rent your mom’s dream car and go on a road trip. Whatever crazy, fun activity you choose, make those memories and remind your mom that you love her very much.
Remember to get started on your ideas with enough time to make the next Mother’s Day a memorable one. Our mothers sacrifice many things for us so that we can grow and prosper, so take the time to make them feel special. Remember that mothers are a blessing, and deserve to be showered with amazing love all year long.