It's Mother's Day! Have you planned something special for the very important mom(s) in your life?! I'm normally not a fan of Hallmark holidays, but seeing as this is the first mother's day I will actually be a part of, I asked a few mom-friends what gifts they've received in years past, that cost a little but meant a lot to receive. My friends are all so lucky to have such thoughtful loved ones! Any of the following ideas would make a wonderful gift. If you're reading this now, searching for something special to give, you might just be in luck!
1. Make your mom a lovely meal! The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. My mom, an amazing chef remembers, "The greatest present on Mother's Day for me, is the day that Kelly came home and cooked everything for me and a couple of my friends. She went to the Farmers Market very early in the morning and made a nice dinner setting with flowers and great food. She did everything! I still remember her saying to me, "You already cooked 364 days, but today I will do it." This dinner made my mom very, very happy and was a joy for my sister to do. And if you've ever had my sister's food, you'd understand how great a present this was!
2. Have a good tickle! I really love the sound of Lulu's laughter. And I'm sure other moms would agree that a child's laughter is truly one of the greatest sounds ever. Inspirational mom, Sunshine says, "I remember Gracie Cash giving me a tickle session which was so relaxing as she lightly tickled my back. That didn't cost a dime and we really enjoy tickling each others backs or forearms every now and again." When was the last time someone struck your funny bone? Go ahead and burst that smile!
3. Build a beautiful garden and reap the rewards all year round. My aunt Lori recalled a Mother's Day where she received a raised garden bed from my uncle Mike. What's not to love about life in bloom? For everyone's enjoyment, planning ahead on this one is a must! A garden bed is the gift that keeps on giving!
4. Get crafty! Kick ass mom, Reggie hangs her daughter Nova's portrait (as seen above) on her "wall of inspiration" at work. She says, "my daughter gave me this "fashion portrait"... She likes working with fabrics and notions and it is her own little interpretation of me. Nevermind that it looks nothing like me, it is the thought that always counts." Handmade gifts are the ones that mean the most so teaching your family that buttons, rocks, yarn, and other every day objects can turn into something very special with a little glue and a lot of love!
Smiles and hugs are free too. That's what I'm giving my mom pals today. I'm interested to know what made-with-love gifts you received this Mother's Day. In the meantime, hey moms, go ahead and relax like crazy!