Despite the busy holiday season, many people are thinking ahead, and have plans in mind set for future holidays. For Mothers Day 2014, which will take occur on Sunday, the 11th of May, there are numerous gifting options to stay ahead of, each of which is sure to bring a smile to her face.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY (Photo credit: G.OZCAN)
Numerous decorative items can be considered as a delightful Mother’s Day gift. Scented soaps and candles, herbal and otherwise, make excellent gifts, especially when paired with your mother’s favorite colors or scents. In terms of more practical applications, numerous household items can be selected that fit with your mother’s interests. If she enjoys gardening, consider purchasing garden markers or equipment for her to use, or if she enjoys baking or cooking, then numerous appliances can be taken into consideration to find a practical and thoughtful gift for her to enjoy every time she engages in her hobby.
Flowers are among the most popular gifts, with various options available that can each send a memorable message to your mother. Roses are some of the most attractive flowers that can be gifted, with various aesthetically pleasing arrangements that can be chosen to represent your sentiments. Tulips and lilies are also popular choices, with large blooming features better chosen in certain bouquets, so as to immediately dazzle.
Every second Sunday of May, mothers all over the world are given that special day to be honored, recognized and saluted for all their sacrifices, hard work and unconditional love. It comes only once every year, so a lot of us really scramble to make sure that our mother is given the deference that she deserves.
For those who are trying to figuring out what they will do for next year’s Mother’s day (it’s just a month away!), you might want to take note of these suggestions. While these pointers may be common for some, certain twists and tweaks add a special—and unexpected —
The Breakfast in Bed Approach.
Sure, a lot of people do this, but this is definitely one of the best ways to start the day right. Even before your mother wakes up, you should have already made her breakfast; include her favorite morning drink and her favorite breakfast dish, especially if there is some delicacy which she enjoys. You may need to get the help of your father or a younger sibling in order to keep her from jumping out of bed and preparing breakfast for the family; the hardest part is making sure that you all wake up before your mother does, just this once.
A little tweak to this is to ensure that everyone in the house tidies everything the night before Mother’s Day, so that after her relaxing breakfast, your mom will no longer have to do all of these for the entire
Who doesn’t love spas and salons?
Our mother’s hands really deserve a nice hand massage for all the hard work they put in. If you can afford it, buy her a full massage treatment at a nice spa. If you don’t have the money for the spa, you can always do such services at home. One sibling becomes the pedicurist; another one gets to be the masseuse,
Cook her favorite meal and accentuate the table using her most loved flowers.
During lunch or dinner, take this opportunity to cook the dishes she likes. Remember that while you may not be able to match her cooking skills, the gesture would certainly be very much appreciated. When you prepare the table, make sure to use her favorite flowers as the centerpiece. You might in addition decide to present a bouquet of flowers at the end of the meal. You don’t necessarily have to memorize a speech or research about what you are going to say; just be yourself and say thank you for everything she does for the whole family.
Go daring and bold.
Mothers who had children when they were really young often had a lot of wishes and aspirations that have been put off and forgotten. Now is the time to bring out your mom’s inner child by taking her to some fun and daring activities like wall-climbing, bungee-jumping or backpacking.
These suggestions should make the upcoming Mother’s Day fun and memorable for that special woman. Bottom line though, is that you don’t need to wait for this event to do special things for your mom.
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The tradition of honoring Mothers goes back to the Greeks and their celebrations of Rhea the mother of all their deities. The second Sunday in May was proclaimed as the official day to honor all mothers in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. With Mothers Day Cards and gifts we try to tell our Mothers what they mean to us.
English: Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1887-1933), second daughter of US President Woodrow Wilson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many have chosen the tradition of writing poems to celebrate the women who nurtured us. Words are used to express deep feelings and from the small child to the professional writer, great effort is put forth to honor in words the women we treasure. With a Mothers Day poem we endeavor to tell Mother how much we love her.
Many mothers can open a box that holds handwritten cards decorated with paper lace and hearts, mis-spelled words and crayon drawings. These precious mementos of their childs first efforts to say Happy Mothers Day, are treasures they keep for a lifetime.
Mothers Day cards may have become a big business, but to the woman who receives them the very fact she received it is worth more than a diamond ring. A poem filled with words that say her child feels loved and secure is more often than not the only time she will hear how much her sacrifices have meant. That is why each May we all sit down to write or search out already written poems to give she who deserves thanks.
The great thing about Mother’s Day is that everyone has a Mom. Not everyone can be a mother, but everyone has a mother that they can honor in some way. Every year, Mother’s Day lands on the second Sunday in May. This year, Mother’s Day is on May 9th, 2010.
Happy Mother’s Day (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whatever gift that you have in mind, consider adding a poem to your present. Whether you find your poem inside a Mother’s Day card or write your own thoughtful verse, you’ll be surprised how much a Mother’s Day poem can reach the heart of your mother.
If you need ideas to get started with writing your poem, simply jot down attributes that you like about your mother. Words like kind, gentle, fun, pretty, and reliable can blossom into bigger words like thoughtful, smart, spirited, beautiful, and trustworthy. Once you have the adjectives that you’d like to use, now begin rhyming the words into a poem.
If you’re looking for inspiration, visit your nearest gift store or pharmacy. As you look through the many Mother’s Day cards, you’ll notice that each one is unique in expressing their own sentiment of appreciation.
Most importantly, a Mother’s Day poem should come from your heart. Even the fanciest verse won’t stand up to your own words of gratitude and love. Whether your poem is written to your own Mom, your sister, an aunt, or even a friend, know that your poem will be appreciated.