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Special Gifts for Mother’s Day

Special Gifts for Mother’s Day

Spring time has come and the surroundings are blossoming again after a cruel winter time. This spring season is the perfect moment for us to spend quality time with our mothers and celebrate the gift of life. The best gift we have received is life itself. We should always be grateful for that.

Mother’s day is a special occasion during spring time which gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation for our moms. A great way to do that is through giving a unique special gift to your mom on this important day. Chocolates are one of the most popular gifts on this occasion. If your mom loves chocolate, give her a homemade chocolate cake then lavish it with icing and ice cream. You can also decorate the cake with flowers. She will truly appreciate it!

Flowers coupled with a personalized greeting card are an awesome gift idea. This year, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is giving you two wonderful choices of tribute cards. The funds raised from the sale of these cards will be donated to the foundation for further cancer research. The first option is the “Strength” card. It displays three flowers which respectively symbolize strength, support and love of a mother. The second option is the ‘Wisdom’ card, which aims to show gratitude to a mother for all the advice and guidance she has given through the years.

You can own both of these cards for only a donation of $10 each. Your mother will appreciate it if she finds out that the touching card she received is also helping find a cure for cancer. You can take a look at these cards and many other gifts at:

Breakfast in bed is another terrific gift idea for mom. You can also arrange to give her one whole day to relax at the spa and be treated like a queen. If your mother enjoys books, get her the book that she has always wanted to buy. Better yet, get the hardbound copy of her favorite paperback novel. There is practically an endless stream of ideas you can think of that could make your mom happy on Mother’s Day.

If your mother is crazy over cooking, small kitchen appliances would make wonderful gifts. You can also give some recipe books that contain dishes your mom has not tried cooking before. On the other hand, if your mom is working and busy with her career, you can give her four to five little cards with a coupon on each card that she can use for her personal transactions. The ideas are never-ending. You just have to be imaginative.

Lastly, do not forget the mothers who are expecting to receive simple gifts from their husband and children. They would truly be happy if they know they are loved and appreciated on this special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Personalized Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Personalized Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is an occasion which honors all mothers from around the world for their unconditional love for their children. This is the perfect moment for you to express how deeply you love your mom and to show your gratitude for all the years of her care and support. There are a variety of gifts for you to choose from, if you just take the time to browse in local shops. However, wouldn’t it be better if you choose to give something very special this year?

Instead of gifting the usual things, buy something which is really extraordinary and uncommon. You can also make the gift glow with your personal touch. Your personal touch makes the gift unique from everything else because it makes your mom feel that the gift was truly intentionally given. Generic, commonplace items don’t have a lot of sentimental value. To achieve the true purpose of giving, learn some ideas on how to personalize your gifts. This article will show you a few tips on how to do that.

Lots of moms are known to be avid coffee and tea drinkers. This provides you with a splendid idea for a unique gift for your own mom. You can get a personalized coffee or tea mug and have her name printed on it as well as a short message from you. Believe it or not, your mother will cherish this kind of item throughout her lifetime! You can further personalize the mug by adding words and phrases that have a special meaning to you and your mom. The great thing is that this can be done at a shoestring budget.

Another good choice for a personalized gift is a nice looking bracelet. You have two main options. First, you can opt to buy metallic bracelets which come at more affordable prices. Or, you can purchase those made of gold and silver (which are generally a bit more costly of course). You can always personalize a bracelet by having your mother’s name engraved on it.

Before giving any gift, determine what your mom likes and what she dislikes. If you take the time to think about your mom’s specific interests, you can easily come up with personalized gift ideas that will be extremely memorable to the recipient of the gift.

The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

Many florists consider Mother’s Day as probably one of the busiest days of the year. This is true to some extent, because during this day many people tend to send flowers to their mothers with a greeting card. If you go online, you will find many florists who can let you choose among combinations of flowers as gift on Mother’s Day. Some of the blooms available are roses, tulips, and other bright spring cuts and sizes with various price ranges.

Don’t believe your mother when she says “I don’t really want any gift for Mother’s Day”, because at the back of her mind she is longing to receive a special gift from her kids.  It could be as simple as a corsage that she can wear on special occasions, or a bouquet of flowers that she could place in her living room for decoration.

People have always associated Mother’s Day with flowers. There is an old tradition that if your mother is still alive, then you should wear a red flower on your lapel. If your mother is no longer alive, then the flower on your lapel should be white. Fewer people observe this tradition nowadays, and this is probably good. It is difficult for a person to commemorate Mother’s Day if one’s mother is already deceased. Announcing it to the world by wearing a white blossom only triggers emotions of loss and is therefore not encouraging.

Anna Jarvis, the person known for sponsoring Mother’s Day in America, chose to wear a white blossom on the very first Mother’s Day because that was her mom’s favorite color. However, when she eventually observed that florists have become too money-driven and would do anything to get customers, she initiated a long standing feud against them.

Anna Jarvis said these words in expression of her disappointment with the flower industry: “What will you do to route bandits, pirates and racketeers that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movement and celebrations.”

Here’s where it all get ironic: When Anna was old, penniless, and confined in a nursing home before her death, she wasn’t aware that her expenses were taken care of by the Florist’s Exchange.

Amazing Books To Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day

Amazing Books To Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day

Does your mother love to read a lot? Are you a book lover yourself? Books can be the ultimate perfect gift that you can give to your mother. It is an awesome way to establish a deeper relationship with her, through a specific common interest. When you were younger, your mother might have spent endless hours reading you fairy tale stories from books. Your turn has now come to give some delightful books to your mother for her own reading pleasure. You can choose to spend a weekend together reading literature about mother-daughter relationships. You can talk endlessly about the books that you both love to read, and eat snacks together for some amazing quality time.

If you have been planning to gift a memorable book to your mother this coming mother’s day, it is possible that you are at a loss when it comes to choosing what is best. Here are some possible book titles that you can get at a local bookstore. They are all well written and will surely be appreciated by your mom:

Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado: This is a touching tale which teaches children that not only their mothers love them deeply, God also loves them as well! The author, Max Lucado, also shares his personal anecdotes about raising his wonderful kids.

“Mama Do You Love Me” by Barbara M Joosse: This story tells of a little girl who once questioned her mother’s love. Eventually, she discovers that her mother’s love is truly unselfish. She realizes that even if she were a walrus or musk ox, her mother will give her unconditional love no matter what. This is a classic tale of how a child can question the love of a mother and end up realizing that it is indeed limitless.

Tell Me a Story, Mama by Angela Johnson: This well-written story is about a young girl and a mother who reminisces about the bedtime tales and memorable times they shared together.

Mothers Day Poem

To That Special Mom

Mother’s Day is a day that is celebrated in many different countries. The ancient Romans also revered their mothers on the day of Juno, the harvest goddess. In the United States, in 1914, a very special woman by the name of Anna Jarvis spearheaded the movement to have a date set aside to revere all moms in this country. Because of her, Mothers Day occurs on every second Sunday in May.

English: Mother's Day card

English: Mother’s Day card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every year, almost everyone scrambles to find the perfect Mother’s Day card with the perfect sentiment or the perfect mother’s day poem.  Many rely on Hallmark or other card companies to do our work for them, while others are more daring and take months or weeks to write that perfect poem for mom.

The high tech sons and daughters choose to let their fingers do the walking over their keyboards; seeking websites that promise “the perfect card.” There are also those individuals that have books bound with personal family photos of themselves, children, family pets and events that have occurred throughout the years.

The do it yourself card maker will patronize either a small independent scrapbooking store or a big box crafting emporium. These shops make card kits that can be put together with some scissors, glue, colorful pens and miscellaneous embellishments. However the makers of these cards are still on their own to find a suitable poem or saying for their one of a kind mom.

A Special April Holiday

A Special April Holiday

At seven months pregnant, with Mother’s Day Date just around the corner, I have started to ask myself the question, “What is the role of a mother?” So far, I know it means the aches and pains of pregnancy and joy of little kicks. I have even considered the role of the father. What role will my husband play in raising our baby? As a “kid magnet” with high expectations of himself and others, I know he will provide endless hours of entertainment, help with homework, provide an example of sportsman-like conduct and plenty of rules about how to dress. Perhaps my first role as a mother was finding a good father.

English: Pregnant woman at a WIC clinic in Vir...

English: Pregnant woman at a WIC clinic in Virginia (vertically mirrored image). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best example of motherhood in my life is my mother. My mother provided a framework for life and encouraged us to fill in the blanks. Endless hours of entertainment stimulated the mind, heart and soul. Homework was a playground for learning; an opportunity to ask countless questions about matters of the world. Sportsman-like conduct was a guide for how to treat people. Rules of dress were guidelines to aide in building self-esteem and respect for those around us.

My confidence, attitude and open-mindedness come from my mother. She taught me to love people and learning, and to give – if even just an ear. Until now, I’ve celebrated Mother’s Day for her. If I can do what she did to make the world a wonderful place for my children – Mother’s Day is an April Holiday we can share.