Hello, fellow Moms! Mother’s Day is coming up in May, and if you’re like me, there’s a chance you have no ideas what to get your Mom or what to do for her on her special day. Right? Here are a few Mothers Day ideas from my daughter Mandi to help make that day in May a memorable one. Thank you, sweetheart!
Make a scrapbook. Moms love memories of their babies. They treasure them more than anything else in the world. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to give her a scrapbook you made of memories you have of her? Show her what she looks like through YOUR eyes. It’s a unique, personalized present she’ll cherish as much as her memories of you — because they ARE her memories of you!
Jewelry is never a bad option. There are plenty of selections of mom related jewelry in a variety of stones and metals you could buy for her or have crafted just for her on Mother’s Day. There are charms that hold the birthstones of each of her children, or perhaps a hand hammered message on a silver charm for her? The sky’s the limit!
Ever think of cooking Mom’s favorite meal for her? After all, she makes yours for you every time you need to be reminded of her love for you, and even “just because” times! She’ll appreciate time away from the kitchen and the thoughtfulness of your gesture. Open up a conversation about her favorite foods; what are they? Why does she like them? What are her comfort foods and what does she associate with them?
Moms love flowers! Hand picked or store bought, flowers never fail to woo Mom’s heart. For a Mother’s Day activity idea, perhaps purchase some seedlings or seed packets and plant a garden together and watch the blooms — and the love — blossom.
Moms love handmade gifts from their children. One idea is wearable art for Mom – there are jewelers on etsy.com who will send you moulding kids, take your children’s fingerprints and make them into a pendant in various choices of metals. Well, if you are on a budget or want something special to do together, make a fingerprint molded pendant out of Fimo or Sculpey II clay for Mom. The best part is you can choose the colors that are meaningful to Mom!
Art Day! Have the family sit down and draw Mom. What does Mom look like to them? What sorts of memories do the children have of her? What is everyone doing together in their pictures with Mom? Mom should sit down and draw herself, too, and compare it to how her kids see her. It can be a great self-esteem boost, too!
Bake a batch of Mom’s favorite cookies together. She gets the first one out of the oven and everyone else takes care of the clean up.
What are YOU going to do for your Mom on Mother’s Day?
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