No Products in the Cart
It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day is upon us and this is one of those holidays that always feels like it’s sneaking up on us. I don’t know about you, but I get more than a little stressed trying to come up with the ideal gift for mom. And for good reason, finding the perfect gift to give someone who gave you the gift of life is tough! It can seem like an impossible task.
So how do you show one of the most important people in your life how much they mean to you? Well, for starters, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t even have to be expensive and it’s not about repaying her for what we could never truly repay. What matters most is that it comes from the heart.
Mom is the person who raised us and, in some cases, carried the financial burden of our lives. It sometimes feels like we take our mother’s for granted, I’ve definitely felt that way. She’s also who we go to for guidance, advice, to vent and everything in between and ordinarily we don’t think to give something in return each time. We’re much more adept at being the takers in this relationship and now is our chance to make amends for that. At least for a day. Gift giving is certainly a way to rectify it but there are many, much more important reasons for why we give;
Mother’s Day was created back in the early 1900s by Anna Jarvis to honor and celebrate all the things they do for us. Her idea was a holiday brimming with sentimentality with less of an emphasis on gift-giving. Nonetheless, considering and acknowledging the following motherly traits can help point us in the direction of a meaningful gift. Consider:
As for me, I’m a true believer in the “it’s the thought that counts” mentality, and no matter what I’m giving I try to add as much personalization to it as possible. I’ve found that the best gifts are the ones that are the most meaningful on that deeper, connected level. So even if I’m ordering something as simple as flowers, which I do every year, I’ll add a heartful and sincere letter (handwritten if possible). I’ve also created a photo book of some of my favorite moments that we’d shared throughout the years.
Another year I just gave her the gift of time together and we did a bunch of things she enjoyed. At the end of the day, what matters most is expressing that love you have for your mom on a personal level. Don’t stress or think you have to move heaven and earth. You don’t have to break the bank, particularly in these trying times. Just pick up the phone and give her a call and talk for a while. You know she’ll be thrilled to hear from you.