Since 1914, Americans have been celebrating Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. On this day, individuals across the country take time to honor their mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and other women who have played a motherly role in their lives. One way children can honor the mother figures in their lives is to present them with a special Mother's Day gift. While a variety of gifts can be purchased, handmade gifts tend to be the most treasured.
You don't have to spend a lot of money or have a lot of artistic talent to work with a child to make crafts for Mother's Day. Often, you have all the supplies you need right at home. Easy Mother's day art projects make great gifts or can be a project to do with mom on her day.
Mother's Day is an opportunity to please Mom and to show off with a special dessert. A homemade decorated cake in Mom's favorite colors is one possibility for the finale of a picnic lunch or dinner party in her honor. Using a mix for the cake will leave more time for the decorating.
Homemade greeting cards tend to hold more meaning than the fabricated, store-bought variety. Help the children in your life make a special Mother's Day card for their mom, as she'll likely treasure the thought, time and love that went into creating the card far more than she would a card pulled off a shelf. Choose an easy design for young children who need your assistance, particularly if you're helping numerous children make Mother's Day cards at the same time.
Most children enjoy crafts, especially if it's for a specific purpose - such as making a heartfelt gift for their mothers for Mother's Day. Tailor the difficulty of the craft to the age of the child so she enjoys the process, rather than becoming overwhelmed that her project won't be good enough for her mom. Making a Mother's Day gift for her mommy should be a pleasurable experience that creates a keepsake mom can enjoy for many years to come.
Many moms prepare meals for their families daily, ensuring that their brood has the sustenance necessary to make it through the day. Mother's Day is a great time to reverse this norm and to prepare a breakfast for the mother in your life. By making a tasty and thoughtful breakfast meal, you can convey to your mom just how important and how appreciated she is.
Your Mother's Day gift list grows each year as your friends, family members and colleagues journey into motherhood. Finding the perfect gift for each woman can be both costly and time-consuming, as you try to select a gift to fit each woman's interests. Go "green" this Mother's Day and give the moms in your life with inexpensive potted plants.
Every year since 1990, the Saturday before Mother’s Day marks a special occasion, Birth Mother’s Day. The day was created in Seattle by a birth mother in an effort to educate about adoption and as a way for birth mothers to honor and remember their stories.
This Mother's Day, we asked some moms to dream big. We wanted to know what their perfect Mother's Day would be. "Let your mind run wild," we told them. "Be completely unrealistic: A day on a private island in the Bahamas? A day on a yacht with your kids? Your hubby surprising you with breakfast in bed? Sleep? Don't hold back." What did we get? A whole lot of enticing, imaginative and beautiful days. So, read on and take a few minutes to daydream with us.
I don't mean to sound non-grateful in any way shape or form, and let me state in writing that the best gifts for Mother's Day are the simple gifts like a homemade card, breakfast in bed or handmade coupons telling me you're going to clean your room and not throw a fit when it's bedtime. But, husbands, boyfriends, mom and dad, if you ARE going to get me something for Mother's Day, I would stay away from the following things as I (nor most moms) will likely not enjoy these...at all...