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Long Distance Mother's Day

Updated on April 4, 2016

Mother and Child

Available at zazzle.com/sandyspider* under the For Her category
Available at zazzle.com/sandyspider* under the For Her category | Source

Celebrate Mother's Day Long Distance

We cannot always be there to celebrate Mother's Day with our moms. My mother lived almost 2,000 miles away. Our celebration would be a phone call, sending out a Mother's Day card and gift of flowers. Sometimes I would send her a different gift. She loved flowers as all mothers do.

Had I known then about Mother's Day Vouchers, online coupon deals and specials, I could have sent her a special gift of flowers, a memorable photo gift of the family, a figurine from Amazon or a gift from Zazzle (a custom print on demand store). Something amazing, unique, like her and save up to 50% off a Mother's Day gift, and still feel good about it.

(Photo source: Available at Zazzle.com when you type in Sandyspider Gifts products.)

Long Distance But Close to the Heart

My Daughter - Long Distance - Amazing Flower Bouquet

I Picked These for You Mom - Dandelion Bouquet Print
I Picked These for You Mom - Dandelion Bouquet Print

First Flower Bouquet

(Photo Credit: I Picked These for You Mom - Dandelion Bouquet Print by no_reason.)

I remember when my daughter was in college. Mother's Day was the week of final exams for a student living over 100 miles away from her family! Not the best time to come home. She would call on the phone to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. Then later, after exams she would bring me a bouquet of flowers.

Now she still is living away long distance. With her work schedule, I may not see her for Mother's Day.

I will always remember my daughter's first flower bouquet she gave to me. Too young to know they were weeds, the beautiful yellow dandelions looked so elegant in the vase on the table.

These flowers were special, for they were a gift from the heart.


"Mom" A Gift For A Mother Touching 8x10 Poem

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Mom Touching Poem

Mom A Mother's Day Present Poem Birthday Gift For A Mother. #03, More Color Options
Mom A Mother's Day Present Poem Birthday Gift For A Mother. #03, More Color Options

I love this poem because it describes the relationship between a mother and child. I think of my own daughter. I find it so true with a special bond growing more strong as the years go by. She is not only my daughter, but my friend.

 

Happy Mother's Day Aunt Alice - I Will Miss You

Peace Wrapped Canvas
Peace Wrapped Canvas

A Thrifty Artist

(Photo Credit: Peace Wrapped Canvas by Olivia_Mike)

On March 21 2012, my dear Aunt Alice passed away. She was just short of her 90th birthday. Alice was a very talented person with her art and humanitarianism. She is featured in "Artwork in the Family on Zazzle".. I would have gone to the funeral as I had for my parents, though not possible at the time. All my blood relatives are long distance.

One of the words to describe my aunt in the obituary besides mentioning her great talents and services was "thrifty". Raised by their grandmother, my father and his sisters learned the lesson of thriftiness. Money was tight when they were young and they had to help their grandmother keep the expenses down. My father taught me to be thirty. He said that I needed to be a survivor. He taught me well, for it runs in his family.

To share my sympathy, I wanted to send the best flower arrangement.

Not trying to sound tacky, but flowers for a funeral are anything but cheap. I wanted to get the best deal on a beautiful flower arrangement. I looked through the online flower shops listed through various coupon savings sites to get the best deal with online vouchers, also called coupon codes before sending the flowers to the funeral home. I found a beautify selection of roses and mixed flowers with an attractive vase, yet conservative looking enough for the memorial service.

I think Aunt Alice would be happy to know of my thriftiness. After all, it is in my blood. She may not be with us physically; still, I want to wish her a Happy Mother's Day.

Mother's Poem and Frames

Mother Poems and Frames

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Special Gifts for Mom

See the wide selection of poems, plaques and special frames just for mom.

Mother's Day Poems and Frames - View Here

Send Her This Royal Spring Lilies Bouquet

Royal Spring Assorted Lilies Bouquet

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© 2012 Sandy Mertens

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @Susie05: That is understandable.

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      Susie05 3 years ago

      I am fortunate to have my mom live with me (and unfortunate at the same time.. LOL) Great lens.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Missing my mom.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      It's when they are no longer around that you realise that even long distance is better than not at all. Great lens and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

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      kendrafowler 5 years ago

      Distance is no barrier to the love that we have for a mother! Actually, I have found it to increase many fold as we tend to realize the importance of a mother only when we are far away from her!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Long distance is what we do most of the time. Still, the thought counts.

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      yes this is a really great day just called my mom, told her she is the best..great lens

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Thanks for sharing on this important day! ;-)

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Beautiful sentiment on Mom's special day. Happy Mothers Day to all Moms. Blessed.

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      Wonderful Lens!

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      Mother I love you!

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      linkreggie 5 years ago

      nice Mother's Day lens. amazing right up, I really enjoy reading your content. I really miss my Mom. She worked in Singapore right now.

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Very beautiful lens.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a beautiful, well-put-together lens. Thank you kindly for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel - and Happy Mother's Day to all!

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      vBizeso 5 years ago

      Happy Mother's Day to all mothers

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This very nice. Happy Mother's Day!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Very nice Mothers Day lens!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      This lens is really beautifully written. I'm so happy that I live near my mom.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on receiving your purple star

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      BradKamer 5 years ago

      Whether near or afar, this lens is a great reminder to express Happy Mother's Day to all those moms, aunts, and grandmothers! Nice lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Nice lens Sandy! Congratulations! I'm happy this lens made it to the front page!

      Blessings!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Angel Blessed, google plus and facebook - pinned to my board Being a Mom. I really liked your lens!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Both my children live out of state and we do the long distance Mother's Day thing. I wish we could be together on Mother's Day but we make up for it on other occasions.

      Angel Blessings**

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great ideas here!

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      RaintreeAnnie 5 years ago from UK

      Lovely page and congratulations on your purple star!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.. we have done long distance Mother's Days for the past almost 30 years since I've been in Kuwait... :) Blessed!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      My mom is across the Pacific Ocean. Thanks for sharing.

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      mel-kav 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star!!!

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      Congrats on your purple star. Found this lens thru the FB Squid Community page!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      My mom is long distance. :( Would love to take her to lunch, but I love the dandelion picture! Any mom would love to get that! :)

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      EdmondHoggeJr 5 years ago

      Nice Lens Sandy liked and tweeted!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      My mom lived 650 miles away and I always phoned her and sent her a card and a gift.

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      great job... my mom lives far away too

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      GOT LM 5 years ago

      Nice work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lovely post on Mother's Day : )