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.
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 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.
So you’ve glanced ahead a few weeks on the calender and realized it’s Mother’s Day on May 9th. Even though you know in the USA Mother’s Day date always falls on the second Sunday in May, it may have slipped your mind. Or maybe you were smart enough to put it in your smartphone when you forgot last year and have already found a gift. Or you’ve waited too long to get a gift and decide you still have time to send a meaningful card, or you have no idea what your mother likes so it’s off to the nearest Hallmark.
English: Hallmark Gold Crown Store (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whatever your situation a Mother’s Day card can be the ideal complement or substitute for a gift. But how to find the perfect card? If you’ve ever been in a card shop you know that the variety is nearly endless, and it can be hard to find the one that will make your Mother feel special.
The solution, printable Mother’s Day cards. With online resources you can find the perfect card and print it out right at home. So where can you find this amazing tool? Actually more than one place. Xerox.com offers some visually appealing templates with more than one card type, however the selection is somewhat limited. 123printcards.com has a nice collection of cards to choose from, and customized envelopes to print out and paste together for the ultimate customization experience. Printfree.com has a decent selection also. But if none of these websites have the right one don’t fret, there are still a host of others you can look through.
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.