Whether our mom is biological, adoptive, a friend or a relative with whom we have a motherly bond, she deserves to receive this upcoming Mother’s Day the same love, attention, sacrifice and affection that she has shown to us. If you are at a loss for how to show your appreciation to your mom we have a couple suggestions and mother’s day celebration tips for you. They apply whether you are someone’s child, or even if you are a mom just wanting to know how to celebrate yourself.
Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May. This year that will be May 12, 2013. It was first proposed by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and was successfully made into an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson on May 9, 1914. Mrs. Jarvis was always insistent that the name of the holiday be singular possessive because it isn’t meant to be a celebration of all mothers, but rather a celebration of one’s own mother.
There are, of course, the standard gifts. You can buy any of several different types of flowers or floral bouquets. It is more popular however to purchase colorful carnations. If your mother has passed away you can celebrate your late mother with white carnations. Many people settle with a greeting card with a loving message. But you will make your mom much happier by writing a personal letter sent by regular mail. You really want your mother to know that you put that extra effort into it rather than just taking advantage of easy options.
To show your mother how special she is to you, try something less traditional. You could plan a small dinner party where she is the center of attention. You would serve your mother’s favorite foods, making sure she doesn’t have to lift a finger to cook or clean, and then present her with a special gift. Some mothers prefer a gift which is handmade or has a sentimental significance, but there is nothing inappropriate with purchasing a special item she has been wishing for.
If you live far away from your mother, instead of simply making a telephone call or writing her a letter, why not make a special trip to visit her? It would be a lovely surprise and one which she would not quickly forget, especially if you have children which accompany you. Just be sure that you center the day around her, rather than expecting her to do any form of work or preparation.
You can also ask her directly what she wants or wishes for the holiday. Maybe flowers and cards aren’t her style or to her liking. Instead, she might like an appointment at a luxurious spa followed by a visit to her favorite hairdresser. You will never know unless you ask.
Hopefully these few mother’s day celebration tips are helpful. But remember that your mom is special for the other 364 days of the year, not just for the holiday.
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