How to Do Something Nice for Your Mom
Flowers, cards...isn't there anything else?
You've picked out the obligatory card, ordered a nice spray of fresh flowers to be delivered and maybe chosen some sort of locket or something.
Isn't there another way to let your mom know you love her without falling into the trap of a Hallmark cliché? After all, she did do a little bit of work to get you into this world. And this hub goes for those women who have been like moms too--grandmas included! It certainly did take a village to raise me!
So here's a few ideas--some maybe not so new but still better than a ceramic heart box (no offense to those of you who got one for your mom)
The Gift of Time
Take your mom to see a chick flick, go get your nails done, see a play or take a trip to the zoo. Spring is the best time to get outdoors and see the new life springing up, so consider a short jaunt out to the country or a hike in the hills to see the wildflowers in bloom. Maybe there's a spring festival nearby you can check out.
A Gift You Made
Remember that macaroni and yarn necklace you made in first grade and your mom wore all the time? She didn't wear it so much as a fashion statement (shocker), but because she loved that you made it for her.
Up the ante and try your hand at a craft grown-up style. Craft stores have an abundance of jewelry making supplies, so make her something unique that totally fits her. A photo book made scrapbook style or with the help of Shutterfly or Snapfish, a home made card, or something a bit more time consuming like a small quilt are all gifts she'll love because you made them.
Even a homemade dinner speaks volumes. Whatever your bent or style,
A Gift of Words
A simple letter or poem also can speak volumes to your mom. Something like:
Oh dearest Mom
You named me Tom
I love you so
Thought you should know
Haha, ok so that was very simplistic but you get my point.
So with all that said, here's a little tribute to my mom. A bit early, but what they hey.
First of all, she's an amazing woman. Every week she leads a women's Bible study and has counseled who knows how many women. She's a true example of strength and leadership, and she and my dad are blessed to be a shining light for hope for a strong and happy marriage. She's witty, smart, and takes things in stride while always being "emergency prepared." She oozes with creativity and artistic ability, and personally I think more people should sit up and listen to her. She's still young at heart, beautiful inside and out, and more people think she's my sister than my mom. My husband is definitely stoked I've got her genes, let me tell you! She's my best friend, constant prayer warrior, and I'm inspired by her daily.
Love you, Mom.