Mothers do so much for us on a daily basis. From cooking our meals to scheduling events and chauffeuring kids, moms wear a ton of hats. Sometimes we take these things for granted; but Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to step back and give them a well deserved “thank you”. While a gift can be thoughtful and heartfelt, making memories together can often be even more meaningful. Even if you’re getting mom a gift this Mother’s Day, here are 5 suggestions to make the day even more special:
1. Breakfast in Bed
Any mother will be delightfully surprised by a wonderful breakfast served to her in bed! This kind gesture will make mom feel like a queen as she is pampered from the very first moment of the day.
2. Prepare a Meal with Her
Many mothers carry recipes very dear to their heart. Perhaps there are some recipes that have been in your family for several generations? Taking the time to cook that meal with your mom and learn it yourself is sure to warm her heart! Just make sure you’re doing all of the hard work for her, let her sit on the sidelines and give you advice along the way.
3. Take a Scenic Walk Together
If your mom enjoys being up and active, take her on a beautiful scenic walk through a local garden or path. If you want to go above and beyond, pack a picnic to share along the way! It’s lovely to be out in nature, and what better way to celebrate your own mother than to spend the day basking in the glory that Mother Nature herself has provided us!
4. Recreate Treasured Family Photos
If your family is like most, there are candid snapshots, and then there are cherished family photos that everyone loves. Work with your siblings to select one or two group photos from your childhood, then bring those moments back to life by recreating those same shots. The key to success here is to nail the clothing, location and accessories from the original photo. Frame the best shot to present to your mother as a gift.
5. Do Some Gardening Together
Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers that only lasts a few days, plant some seeds in her garden so she can watch them grow and cherish them all summer long! Use this time to reminisce and spend some quality time with her.
We only get one day every year to show mom our true appreciation; here’s to making this year a special one!