02 5 / 2012
5 Ways to Honour Mom on Mother’s Day
It’s that time of year again! Yep, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th and you know you want to be prepared this year. This time around, you’re gonna do your due diligence and honour her the way you know she deserves. We get it, we have moms too and this is a special time of year for Terrafolia as well… Actually, it’s our busiest! Not everyone has a lover (like at Valentine’s) but everyone’s got a mom. :)
An ode to Mother’s Day, here are our 5 favourite ways to honour mom:
Write Her a Letter
Yeah gift cards are nice, but you know what’s even nicer? A card that’s filled with your handwriting about how much you appreciate her and everything she’s done for you and those around her. Writing letters on Mother’s Day is a lost holiday tradition; Put down the iPad, and get a pen and paper. When was the last time you sat down to write a letter anyway? We bet you she keeps it forever too.
If It’s Broke, Fix It
You know that leaky faucet she’s mentioned a few times? Or that top shelf she has to get out a step-stool to clean? Or how about her uber-slow computer? A mother’s environment is very important to her, there are never enough hours in the day to get it just the way she wants it. Start paying attention now to the little things she wishes she had a chance to do, then on Mother’s Day, hire someone to get it done or come to the rescue yourself.
Get an “A” for Effort
Is she a foodie? Seems obvious, but take her to a restaurant she’s never been to before, even if it’s not around the corner, it’ll make her feel really special and she’ll know this isn’t just another dinner. Be sure to make reservations though, Mother’s Day is typically the busiest day of the year. Is she often stressed? Find out her favourite spa and send her for a massage, it’s a luxury she likely doesn’t allow herself too often. Creative mom? Find a local workshop or course offered in something you know she always wanted to try or improve on, like a photography group or painting classes. Avid Reader? Get book recommendations and take a little time to find something you know she’ll love. What’s the idea here? Don’t be lazy.
Call Your Mother
Yeah, we’ve all heard this one a few times, but how about you take a different swing at this and rather than repeating it to yourself in your guilt ridden head, actually schedule it. That’s right, commit to calling mom every few days or even once a week if that fits better with you. The point is, you’ll be setting aside time, regularly. Set up an automatic reminder (on repeat) to call her just to catch up, fill her in on what’s new in your life and to ask how she’s doing. You know you can spare 10-20 min every Sunday evening, why not start on May 8th?
Make Her Smile
Nothing says “just because I love you” more than flowers. Sure they’re a typical Mother’s Day gift, but there’s a very important reason for that; They make people happy. It’s Spring, remind her of how fresh and beautiful she is in one of the most beautifully simple ways. Flowers aren’t just for wedding and funerals, no, they don’t last forever (though they will in her heart), but that’s sort of the point isn’t it? What says you’re worth it more than something so special and expressive? Even if you’re far away, flower delivery is available everywhere by your local florist. Mother’s Day is a very busy time of year for florists, so just be sure to order early.
Browse our Mother’s Day Flowers now.
Oh, and of course a big warm Happy Mother’s Day to all you deserving moms from all of us at Terrafolia Flowers!
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