That homemade card, the flowers picked from your front yard (or even the neighbor’s!), the hand-painted pot with a single petunia, the macaroni necklace. Gifts like those are the best Mother’s Day gifts of all – made by the littlest hands with biggest hearts. And they’re what Mother’s Day is all about – love, sharing, and a one-of-a-kind connection.
This Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. And even if you’re just figuring that out now, you can still make Mother’s Day special with a home-made gift from the hands and heart.
Last year was my first Mother’s Day, and I received the most beautiful and heart-warming gift! My daughter Lillie and her daddy started a special “mommy book.” Each year, Lillie will design a page for me in lieu of a store-bought gift (flowers, candy, jewelry, etc.). The first page features her tiny footprints. This year, who knows?! All I know is that I can’t wait to see!
I love my mommy book because it’s personal, beautiful, and it’ll last a lifetime. Flowers wilt, candy goes toyour waistline, and do any of us really need more stuff? Do moms need more stuff to put away?
So, this year get creative and create lasting memories for the mothers in your life. It can be anything, really. A photograph (or a collection of pics), a letter, a craft project. Something as simple as typing 20 words you think of when you think of your mom into a Word doc will work. Mess around with the fonts and colors, hit the local craft store for a frame, and you’ve got a gift that’s a work of art and a labor of love.
And love, that’s really all we want for Mother’s Day anyway!