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Mother's Day Ideas, Poems and Gifts

Updated on May 12, 2013
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Mother’s day falls on May 13th this year (2012). Have you bought or planned something special for your mom, to make this day memorable for you and her?

The price of carnation has doubled during this special day, since getting carnation for mother has become such a common practice on this special occasion. Besides getting the traditional gifts of getting and candy, why not do something different this year. Consider collaborating with your siblings, contribute in effort or/and finance, and come out with a gift together.


by Pat O'Reilly

God made a wonderful Mother,
A Mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And he made her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful Mother,
And He gave that dear Mother to me.

Surprise Her

Think about what your mom loves most. Your wonderful surprise may involve anything from an oversized balloon, a bouquet, a new oven, a feast at a cozy restaurant, a holiday trip, a cruise for her and a companion?

If your mom loves to cook in the kitchen, and longs for a new kitchen for a long time, send her for a holiday trip and get the kitchen renovated, and surprise her when she returns.

Make it Personal

Very often, it isn’t about how big or expensive the gift is. Mothers love it when they are appreciated and honoured in personal ways, from a simple hand-made cards and gifts, to personalized cookbook, memory album, and framed photos.

What could be better to please your mom with a photo montage of her life? Remember to include photos such as baby photos of yourself and your siblings, photos of your dad, her wedding photo, memorable events and vacations, and family milestones. You can use an online photo collage maker such as Photovisi or PhotoMix. It is easy to use and free! You can select one out of the many designs available, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After finish making the collage, you can download and print it. Alternatively, you can play it on a computer, set it up with her favourite songs.

Give Gifts that Continuously Coming for Months

Giving gift that continues to come to her is another unique gift to show continuous appreciation to your mom. Such gifts include magazine subscriptions, DVD rental service, ASTRO subscription, a package of monthly facial treatment or massage, and anything else that she wants or needs. This gifts will remind her month after month of your thoughtful consideration.

Spend Quality Time Together

If you have not seen your mom for months, nothing meant as much to her as your presence to spend quality time with her. You can rent a projector and celebrate the special day with watching collection of her favourite classic films, new releases and home movies of family.

Both of you can also go for a planned holiday trip to a far-away place. It can be a relaxing holidays by a beach, or go for a shopping spree !

Memorable Photos

A very simple but most special gift you can give your mom is a framed photo – but not just any photos ! Make it a memorable photograph, whether it is a photo of her mother, a restored old photo from her wedding day, or a photo of the two of you.

Hire a professional photographer to take a family photo of all the kids and grandchildren can be something very memorable for mom too. Develop it big, frame it, and hang it on her living room.

A Mother Like You

For all the times you've been there
from the day I was born
You've always gave me courage
to do as I perform

You call to say hello
you send me notes to say you care
And when we are together
a special momentis shared

Forthe many things you've done
for all the times ou were there
Helps me to know deep down
how much you really care

Even though I might not say it,
I really appreciate all you do
So powerfully blessed is how I feel
for having a mother like you.

~ by Hannah

Simple Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Mom

There are many ways you can show appreciation to your mom and still touch her heart. Here is how :

1. Express your love to her

“I love you, Mom.” Make her feel loved and appreciated for everything she does for you. You can say it verbally with an affectionate hug. If you are far away, send her a card with well-thought messages of love and appreciation.

2. Write a simple letter

Nowadays, since emailing and facebooking has replaced postal mail, receiving a hand-written letter has become something unusual and come as a pleasant surprise. Write a letter with feelings on how you appreciate and love your mom, present it or post it to her. Write about how she enlightens your day, how some of the things she did has made a different in your life, and how important she is to you. If you present it to her, you can either read it out to her, or give it to her to read. We often forget to tell our moms how much we care and appreciate them, so Mother’s day is our good opportunity.

3. Give her flowers

Giving her flowers or a bouquet is a simple and wonderful way to make Mother’s day special. If she has a favourite flower or colour, choose the flowers she likes, instead of buying carnations.

4. Make her breakfast

Wake up earlier than usual and prepare breakfast for her before she gets up. Surprise her with breakfast in bed! Find out what her favourite breakfast is and cook it for her, she will appreciate your effort.

5. Hang out with your mom

As a parent grows older, she may feel that the connection between you and her has become distant, especially if you are often busy with work and your own family. You can re-establish this connection by spending this special day hanging out with your mom. Do something both of you enjoy together, such as go for a day shopping spree, chit-chat at a café, watch a concert, or go for a movie.

Other ideas

If you are stumped for ideas, consider something as simple as preparing her favourite meals, bring her out for dinner at a nice restaurant, go for a coffee and cake at her favourite café, or host the Mother’s Day celebration at your place, so that she won’t have to worry about cleaning up the house or cooking for the family.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you appreciate and love your mother. The quality of thought behind the gift is worth far more than the amount of money you spent on it.

Happy Mother’s Day !

Mother's Love

You wiped away many tears,
And even calmed many fears.

You have kissed all sorts of parts,
You even somehow healed broken hearts.

You gave your love without a second thought,
You gave lectures when our mistakes you caught.

But you also gave hugs for no reason at all,
You held us tight whenever a tear would fall.

You gave us the courage to walk alone,
You gave us the love of a real home.

You endured many things just for our sake,
Your love was genuine so much love would be hard to fake.

You are truly a gift from God above,
Only He could've made you with that much love

~ by Angel Watchin


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