Ten Lovely Ways To Let Mum Know You Love Her
On Mother's Day
By Colleen Moulding
For a gift that will last, what about planting some rose bushes
in the garden for her, or delivering them ready planted in containers. Even if
Mum has only a tiny balcony or yard you can get patio roses meant for growing in
tubs. If you add to the collection each Mother's Day and birthday she will soon
have a whole rose garden of love.
One day workshops can be a great way to spend a lovely day together. What does
Mum love to do? Paint watercolours, arrange flowers, make soft furnishings,
learn desktop publishing? Local colleges often run this kind of thing. They say
it's more fun with a friend, it would be fabulous with your daughter!
Organize a photograph of all her Grandchildren together. Then get it framed and
if it needs to be hung on the wall arrange for someone in the family to do that
Arrange for a year long subscription to a magazine you know she would love to
have drop through her letterbox every week or month but probably wouldn't treat
herself to. Perhaps to do with a hobby such as cross stitching, gardening, food
or interior design.
Visit with chocs or flowers on Mother's Day but promise to come back and give
her a hand with any jobs she may be finding a little more difficult these days.
Could be decluttering cupboards, giving the flower borders a good weeding,
cleaning all the light fittings or giving something a coat of paint.
Bake her a cake. Serve it up on a doily on a raised dish if you can find one,
and make dainty sandwiches too for a lovely Mother's Day tea. Spend time
together, looking through old photographs, drinking a bottle of wine, sharing a
box of chocs, giving her the gift of your time.
Buy her a boxed set of her favorite tv show on DVD or video with strict
instructions to put her feet up and eat chocs or ice cream and enjoy a whole
evening of relaxation.
Use your computer to design and print out a poem, then either frame it or roll
it into a scroll and tie with ribbon. Use a cream or pastel background color for
a gift any Mother would treasure.
Write her a letter. In a letter or in a lovely hand made card write about happy
times you've had that are dear to Mum. Think of childhood parties she arranged
for you, holidays she saved up for, or just walks picking flowers from a hedge
or feeding a stray cat you brought home.
Put together a gift basket especially for Mum. A novel by her favorite author,
her favorite perfume, tickets for an outing you will go on together, sachets of
hot chocolate, her favorite biscuits and chocolates all packed in a pretty
basket on top of a beautiful scarf or shawl then wrapped in cellophane and
decorated with a huge floppy bow.
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