Whilst I am always up for an excuse to celebrate, I don’t like how days like Mother’s Day, have been so commercialised. There’s so much pressure.
And we lose focus of the actual point of it all.
So spend some time and think about your Mum, or that beloved friend who is just like a Mum to you. And make her a gift.
A handmade gift is something that makes every Mother’s heart go boom – particularly because it hasn’t cost anything.
Here are some ideas…
A book of vouchers
With paper, pen and a stapler you can easily make a book of vouchers for things you can do for your Mom that she can ‘cash’ in.
- Cook dinner
- Walk the dog
- An hour of silence
- Wash the car
- Breakfast in bed
- A game outside
- Instantly obedience – no arguments/questions
- A massage
- A free technology class – how to move images from your phone to your computer.
A picture or artwork you have made
A framed Photo
Find a pic of you or your family, or you and your Mom, in an inexpensive frame that you can decorate yourself.
A Happiness Kit
You’ll need an eraser, an elastic band, a coin, a marble, a paper clip and some card. You’ll also need glue, pens and a little box or bag.
Cut 5 little hearts from the card.
Stick the eraser on one, the marble on one, and so on.
Write out this text on a piece of paper.
- An eraser, to make your problems disappear
- A coin, so you can never say you’re broke
- A marble, so no one can say you’ve lost yours
- A rubber band, so you can stretch yourself to the limit
- A paperclip, to hold things together when they fall apart.
All these things put together for you with love from…
Put the 5 hearts and the note into the bag or box.
A 365 Day jar.
A scrapbook of photographs.
A personalized playlist.
Make a CD with a collection of music (or movies) your Mom loves (or you think she will)
A chill pill jar.
Fill a jar with your Mom’s favourite sweets.
Decorate the jar and put a message something like this on it.
A collection of Open When letters.
A Remember this book.
Find a book from your childhood that brings back a memory of you and your Mom.
Write the memory on a piece of paper and stick it into the front of the book.