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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3 Tips for Preparing for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a beautiful celebration of the miracle of family. For almost all of us, our families are the rocks in our lives that keep us going strong. Mother's Day helps every mother to feel that extra appreciation for everything that she has done; and it is common practice to be fully prepared for this appreciative and loving holiday.
Finding the Right Card
Cards are an important way for many people to express the feelings that they just cannot put into words. While there are a wide variety of cards available on the shelves of grocery and drug stores, it is important for one to put things into their own words as well. It could be an extra sentence at the bottom of the card, or an Academy Award worthy poem; either way, Momma will appreciate it! Try creating a card with your own two hands. Nothing puts a smile on Momma's face like a handcrafted, straight-from-the-heart card!
The Perfect Dinner Plans
Even if you line up the perfect bouquet of flowers and the prettiest Mother's Day card, it's just not going to have as much of an impact as some genuine one on one time. If you cannot schedule the entire day with her, try taking her out for a lovely dinner. If you are not sure of her favorite place to eat, take her out to a new upscale venue or ask family members. Someone is going to know what her favorite place is! If you are on a budget, try cooking her favorite meal for her while she relaxes.

Shopping for Flowers
Flowers are a hallmark gift on Mother's Day. Even the busiest of individuals find the time to purchase a bouquet of flowers and have them sent to their mothers. Others might even cut flowers fresh from the garden or from the gorgeous wild flower patches that thrive in the countryside. For online shoppers who have Melbourne-based mothers whom they cannot visit, shop online at Fresh Flowers for flower delivery Melbourne wide.
Don't Forget to Share Your Love for Your Mother!
This is one holiday everyone should remember, as every mother in the world needs to feel loved, supported, and respected; especially mothers with empty nests. After 18 years (or more) of devotion to their children, mothers suffer a heartbreak of unimaginable pain when they must finally let their children go into the world alone. If nothing else, give her a call; it will mean the world to her.



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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Mother's Day takes some planning. You can't just snag a card and grab the first flowers you see. Great post!

Jeanine said...

I'm not sure if what we will be doing for Mothers Day, but I'm excited. My kids always love making me the cutest things! My mom hasn't been around since 2001 so sadly I don't get to celebrate with her!

Alli Smith said...

I've been busy planning a party for some young moms at my church. My own mom lives in GA, so I won't get to see her on Mother's Day, but I always send her a nice gift and we talk often. There's no one like mom!

Roselynn Mercedes said...

I always make sure to get my mother flowers for mother's day, she always ends up getting a little teary eyed. I definitely have to start preparing because it will be here before I know it and I don't want to have to scramble to find beautiful flowers to get her.

Liz Mays said...

These are great ideas. I definitely have to do something special. It only comes once a year after all.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

oh indeed. I think that flowers are one of the very best choices for mother's day. really a perfect fit.

CourtneyLynne said...

Hehehe someone needs to fwd this to my hubby so he knows what to help my princess plan for Mother's Day ;-) great list!!

Lisa said...

Great tips! I love to get a card for Mother's Day even if its just from my kids!

Kim Propp said...

I'am thinking to planning a dinner of course with my family include my mother, and buy some cake and flowers to surprise her. I like your idea.

Lauren said...

It's always a great idea to honor your mother! Even though we live far away from each other, and I want to make sure Mother's Day is still special for my own mother.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I'm so looking forward to mothers day this year. My baby girl is bigger and I'm sure she's going to draw me an amazing picture at school. Great tips.

kat b said...

I love getting cards from my daughters that are hand made. Honestly I love the hand made items more than I would getting flowers or some other gift. Anything that comes from the heart is so special.

Jess Benoit said...

I love these Mother's Day tips! My birthday is May 9th so it is always on or around it. My hubs & the kids usually plan a surprise weekend getaway for all of us which ends up being our annual vacation lol. I love it. It's usually the beach or something like that...last year was St. Augustine, FL.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Wonderful ideas for Mother's Day! My mom always enjoys getting flowers on Mother's Day.

Lynndee said...

We always just give our mom a dinner treat for Mother's Day. When it comes to me, the hubs is in charged (of course) so we'll see what he's up to. :)

Robin (Masshole Mommy) said...

You should never forget your mother on Mother's Day! I mean, a simple card will do if nothing else! Thanks for sharing!

Ann B said...

I always make my Mom a card for Mothers Day. This year i will take my Mom for a day at the spa.

Erica said...

Mother's Day is coming right up, isn't it?! Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

Bonnie Gowen said...

These are really great ideas. I'm not sure what I'm going to get my mom this year.

April Mims said...

Love these ideas! My girls are usually very thoughtful about what to get me for mother's day.

nova hedges said...

This is really a great tip for someone who doesn't have any motivation on preparations for Mother's Day, as for my husband who just recently lost their mother, it would be so hard for them to face this mother's day without her.

celebbabylaundry said...

This is really nice and great to get people on the track to plan out a perfect Mother's day for the mothers in their life!

papaleng said...

nice ideas, but gone is my mom. No worry, si misis na lang bigyan ko.

Jessica Simms said...

Mother's day gifts are tough to come up with sometimes, but we should always remember its the love that powers the gift and these tips help promote that.

Gabriel Bregg said...

I have a not so great track record for Mother's Day, but I'm hoping to get it right this year. A card and flowers are just the start!

Ashley Gill said...

I'm hoping for a moment of peace on my Mother's Day. I have the perfect card set up for the MIL, so after that, its all up to me!

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Yes people...call your mother! LOL...my oldest forgot last year, but my family does very nicely by me for mothers day each year :D

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

We are getting my mom a charm bracelet this year so that all of her kids and grandkids can get her a specific charm from them. I think she will love it!

Sarah G said...

I'll most probably buy flowers and cards for my mom and mom in law then treat them a massage. heheh

Dogvills said...

Dinner plans are always great for Mother's Day. I hate having to cook on a special day so it would be nice to go out or have someone cook for me.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

You're right, sis. Moms like us need to know that our children and our family appreciate all that we're doing for them.

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