Mother's Day 2020 is coming up this Sunday, May 10! She changed your diapers, hung up your macaroni art, and bandaged your scraped knees. This weekend is a unique occasion to thank her for all of the sacrifices she made and support she provided, because let's be honest, those pieces of macaroni art just weren't all that good.
Although it's an occasion that tends to be celebrated especially by younger children and families, it doesn't mean that as adults we should overlook this beautiful tradition. After all, it's a chance to express gratitude and celebrate one of the most unique relationships on the planet: that between mother and child.
This year, many of you may be unable to reach your mom on this important day, but that doesn't mean it can't still be special. There is always a work around for every negative situation and no need to give up on the celebration. Here are a few ways to show mom how much you care this year.
Every mother deserves love and attention, but also relax and comfort. Choose from a variety of goods to surround your mother with a relaxing and warm atmosphere. For example, Yankee Candle is offering unique gift-set and fragrances for a unique and relaxing experience to deliver to the most amazing person in the world.
Mothers deserve the utmost expression of love and appreciation. A bouquet of flowers is a lovely reminder that she is important to you and deserves beautiful things. Celebrate your mother and make her feel loved by sending her a special bouquet, like the ones you can order for delivery at The Colvin.co.
If you can't find anything online, do a quick search on Google and find the closest florist. Once you find one you like, call to ask if they make deliveries. You can also ask for Prontopia's help to deliver your flowers, and we'll give you a hand!
We think mothers deserve to be appreciated more for their strength and hard work. Think of something you always wanted to tell your mom to let her know how much you love her, and if possible send her a card or hand-written note.
Maybe this quarantine made you think even more than usual about her and how important she is to you: send her all of your love with a special message. An example from ThriveGlobal: Happy Mother's Day!
At the very least, make sure you call her and tell her how special she is to you. Sometimes we underestimate the power of a heartfelt phone call. Mom always wants to know that you're okay and of course, that you miss her (and her cooking!). If possible set up a time to have a virtual chat and share video so she can see that smile she passed on to you.
No matter how far we've come, women still have it hard. Donate to a cause that supports all the mothers and women fighting for equality: it's a beautiful way to celebrate your mother, too!
Here some suggestions of special organizations supporting women:
Donate to raise funds against breast cancer: https://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au
Donate to support education, health care and other areas helping women and their families throughout the world http://www.mothersdaymovement.org
Donate for equity in education https://www.aauw.org
Donate to stop domestic violence https://nnedv.org
The truth is that no matter the way you choose to celebrate, what is really important for a mother is the happiness of her children; so be happy and keep showing how grateful you are for everything she did to raise you.
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