Ever since becoming a mother myself I have developed a new found respect for both of my parents but specifically my mum (just the fact that she carried and birthed twins fills me with awe!). I hope that this means that I continually show her how much I love and appreciate her, and with Mother’s day just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to talk about ways to show her you care.
This got me thinking, how can I actually make her feel special? This year sadly I fear doing something fun together like afternoon tea at a fancy hotel will be out of the question due to all of the restrictions, so it looks like I will need to have a look at other ways I can make her feel special.
This first suggestion might sound like a very simple approach, but often we don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to things like this and simplicity doesn’t mean any less special and meaningful. I am a sucker for heartfelt messages in a card – I love it when real words of sentiment are captured eternally in ink, to have a little cry over, perhaps a little laugh too and are there to go back to and read time and again. I recently had a look through some cards that have been sent to me over the years and I just love reading the messages. I also find it’s sometimes easier to express yourself in written words instead of spoken word, you can be a bit more gushy (which I love). So, why not simply put pen to paper and actually tell your mum how special you think she is? You can have a browse of my mother’s day card collection to help get you started.
I know that I mentioned no afternoon teas in a fancy hotel this year, but what if you were to bring a little of the fancy direct to your mum’s door? How about curating your own little hamper to pop in the post? That way you can choose all of your mum’s favourite things to make it as personal as possible and something that you are sure she will enjoy. A bottle of her favourite wine, some delicious chocolates (pralines are my mum’s favourite) and some luxury bath oil perhaps? I know I’d absolutely LOVE to receive a hamper in the post. (can someone send me one please.)
Last idea, and if you ask me in addition to one/either of the above, organising a good old zoom get together with all of the family. I know that we may be all zoomed out, but I also know that my mum would never pass on the opportunity to see her children and grandchildren, even if only on a screen. Keeping it a secret from her could make it extra special! Especially if your family is anything like mine when it comes to trying to get us all together in the same place at the same time – the very feat of achieving that would make my mum feel special!
I hope that these ideas have given you some food for thought when it comes to making your mum feel special this Mother’s day, but it also got me thinking that sadly not all of my friend’s are lucky enough to still have their mums around. So, how about dropping them a note to let them know how much you love them and that you are thinking about them at what must be a tough time for them. The lockdown love collection would work well for this.
Lots of love