Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year’s Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 10th.
I was reminded of this when I walked into Walgreens this afternoon and saw the countless amounts of cards and little knick-knacks. Do not get me wrong, some of those little gifts are cute and all, but they tend to be the type of gift that gets displayed for a little bit of time and then slowly disappear into a corner or a box. The gifts were bought with money, not love. I personally would prefer a homemade card over a box of chocolates, more lotion and perfume, or a fake flower.
In these days, you may even prefer making something over buying something. For instance, would you rather make a card from the materials that you already have at home, or spend $2 on a card and the time to go buy the card? While $2 could save your behind on Mother’s Day, your homemade card may work even better!
So, what can you do besides buy things for your mom? One idea would be to treat your mom to your own “homemade” spa. Give your mom a pedicure, well, at least to the best of your ability, or paint her nails. Maybe even, give her a back massage. Besides a spa, another idea would be to give her breakfast in bed. Going for a walk with her or cleaning the house for her are things that I have done in the past. Your mom probably does not care about the gifts as much as she cares about spending the day with you. So, treat your mom as if this day was all about her, because it is!
Stay off your cell phone for the day and devote your attention to your mom. She has probably taken care of you for a while, so the least you could do is to give her one day.
Try staying away from the little gifts and give your mom something that means something, love!