For many Americans, this May 10 will be a Mother’s day like no other. Some families have been home together for weeks and developed a new appreciation for all their mother does. Others are unable to see their mothers person due to social distancing or just because of time, finances and distance. Fortunately, in all cases, there are ways to show Mom how much you care.
If You’re Together
If the lady in your life has been working from home, on the front lines as an essential worker, home schooling and housekeeping, while keeping everyone healthy and happy, you can show you know all the effort that takes with a great gift. For example, Dads, kids and others can offer to take on her chores for a week. Give her a home spa day: do her nails, style her hair. Make dinner. Bake cookies. Create a handmade card full of heartfelt sentiments, popsicle stick jewlery box or clay bowl. One such lets her learn flower arranging through a live-streamed workshop from 1-800-Flowers.com and Alice’s Table.
If You’re Apart
Keep in mind this advice: “At its core, gift-giving is the practice of turning feelings such as love, warmth, appreciation and pride into physical keepsakes,” writes Mara Leighton on BusinessInsider.com. “It’s one of the too few opportunities to convey to loved ones just how much we really love them.”
One way to do that is to send flowers. You can quickly and easily order her favorite blooms at any time, though earlier is better to ensure ontime delivery. Consider a lush, healthy plant and give mom an opportunity to flex her green thumb. What’s more, scientists say plants add oxygen to the room and having greenery around may reduce stress.
You can also give her a gift that keeps on giving to children everywhere.
This Mother’s Day, 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. will contribute $1 (up to $50,000) to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry for everyone who shares a Mother’s Day note of thanks and a photo. No Kid Hungry ensures kids nationwide get the meals they need during school closures—and beyond. Share your #ThankfulforMom story at 1800Flowers.com/thankful-for-mom.