Here’s to All the Moms: How to Make Mother’s Day Memorable
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, which means time is running out to find the perfect gift that shows your mom how much she truly means to you. Whether you want to celebrate your grandma, your mother-in-law, your mom, or you are a mom yourself, Mother’s Day is the time to show that special woman in your life how special she is and what better way to do that than with a gift that shows you care. For some that may be something small but meaningful while for others it means going all out. Whichever you choose, here are some ideas for how to make Mother’s Day memorable.
Create Something Handmade
Since I was a little girl I can remember coming home each Mother’s Day from school with a homemade gift. Whether that was a handprint, pipe cleaner flowers, or a note, my teachers always made sure I designed something from the heart to bring home to my mom. Now that years have passed, I still find that the best gift is something homemade. While I no longer made a handprint picture for her, I find other way to create special homemade gifts. For example, a painted canvas of her favorite quote or a picture collage of photos of us. These ideas may take some time, but the effort and the time is part of the gift.
Cooking Her A Meal
In our home, my mom was always the chef. She always made sure that all the kids were well-fed and had delicious, healthy meals every day. On Mother’s Day, this is the time to let her sit back while you cook her one of her favorite meals. The meal does not have to be extravagant (though it can be), it just has to be made with love. Maybe even pop open a bottle of wine and serve her a glass while she watches you cook.
Doing Chores Around The House
My mom is superwoman and along with cooking yummy meals for us, she also made sure we had clean laundry, vacuumed floors, clean dishes and a dust free home. Like I said, she is superwoman. So on Mother’s Day I like to take the time and find a chore that she either does not like to do or is a difficult one, i.e. cleaning the oven or stove. I try to help around the house on a regular basis but Mother’s Day chores are the ones that do not happen as often.
Treat Her To A Spa Day
Mother’s Day is a great time to treat the woman who does everything for everyone else to a day all about herself. Schedule her a facial or a massage so she can sit back, relax and let someone else take care of her for the day. You can even make the appointment for you as well so that you can have a spa day together with some quality time.
Write a Handwritten Note or Card
One of my favorite gift that my mom still cherishes was a handwritten note I wrote to my mom telling her how much she means to me and how much I appreciate her. It was not expensive or fancy, it was even on a simple card, but I was able to use words of appreciation as a gift instead. So even if you think you cannot afford a Mother’s Day gift, sometimes all you need to do is right a handwritten note.
Send Her Flowers
If you live far away, a great way to celebrate your mom is to send her a bouquet of flowers. Flowers are not only beautiful but they are a special way to show you care and are thinking of them. There tons of websites that will ship flowers to an address for you on the day you request. If you don’t live far away, you can still send flowers as a great Mother’s Day gift.
While Mother’s Day may not seem like an important holiday to some, it is a day to give back to the woman who has given everything to nurture and raise you. These are just some ideas of gifts that you can create to make Mother’s Day memorable for the woman who does everything.