Mother's Day Traditions
10 memorable ways to
celebrate Mother's Day
by Susie Cortright
A mother's love is one
of the most powerful forces in this world. Here are 10 ways to celebrate her
love this Mother's Day:
1. Create a Memory
Jar. Fill a jar with slips of paper, each detailing a special memory you and
your mother have shared. The more specific the memories, the better. Present her
with the jar, and sit beside her as she reads each memory.
2. Interview the children in your
family (both young and old) on what special things they love most about their
mother. Record the sentiments on video or transcribe the thoughts in a special
album. You could also record special memories, favorite family recipes, her best
maternal words of wisdom...anything you want to remember about your mother.
3. Make a Blessing Book. Cover a
composition book or hardbound journal with patterned papers and include photos
of each of your mother's children, as well as a special pen for her to record
what she is most grateful for in this world. Here are step-by-step instructions
for creating such a book:
4. Help a mother in need by donating
money, clothing, or other household items to organizations that help mothers and
5. Make a donation to your mom's favorite
charity, in her name.
6. Get together with your family and
friends and create handmade cards for your mom. Make sure to include a
heartfelt, handwritten letter.
7. Send flowers to a new mom in
celebration of her first Mother's Day.
8. Make a tablecloth memento. Start with
an oversized tablecloth and some fabric pens. Ask each member of the family to
sign the tablecloth with a special message to mom. Kids can make their
handprints, too. This is a keepsake that you can add to each Mother's Day.
9. Write a letter to your children about
how being their parent has enriched you. Save these letters in a special journal
or album to give to your children when they become parents themselves.
10. Spend some time looking through your
scrapbooks and reflecting on the bounty of love that comes to you via family and
Susie Cortright is the founder of
http://www.momscape.com and Momscape's Scrapbooking Playground -
http://www.momscape.com/scrapbooking - devoted to helping visitors
record and preserve their cherished memories. Susie also trains and supports
new scrapbooking instructors with a new and rapidly- growing direct sales
scrapbooking company. Find out how to join her team here: