Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12. This is a ritual holidays that aging families can really celebrate. Here’s some gift ideas you do can make Mom feel extra special. These ceremonial holidays and gifts mean so much more when parents are older.
Bringing the grandchildren into the celebration is a lovely gift in itself.
Handmade cards from grandkids are a top drawer present. . You can have the young artists mail their colorful greetings or think of giving Mom My Celery to deliver the message. This is an easy 2 way computer free e-mail where the grandchildren can e mail grandma a greeting for mothers day- or any day they want. It just comes out of a fax in Grandma’s home and works with any fax she may already have. You and the kids can then send her pictures, reminder and notes throughout the year.
Another wonderful product is Presto, a printing mailbox that prints e-mails and attachmnents. You can scan your 4 year olds terrific cards (kids art is the greatest) and e-mail Grandma as an attachment. With Presto the card comes out of her fax you either buy as a gift for mother’s day or skip the faxe if she she has one already.
You could all make a big sign to tack somewhere in Mom’s home saying “Happy Mother’s Day.” A homemade gift is really a bonus for grandma or Mom. In tough economic times like these, handcrafted gifts are penny wise. On top of not being pound foolish, grandmothers probably like the care a handcrafted gift just radiates.
If your kids or you are arty make a mobile for Mom /grandmom. Attach cutouts of items she loves most -like her cat, photos of the grandkids or her favorite food. (mine would be chocolate covered cherries.)
Give photos mugs with grandchildren’s pictures on them, you can order from Snapfish. Or hurry and make Snapfish photo books . When they were little, my daughter made simple prints of my grandchildren’s hands and framed them with an inexpensive frame- a great gift for me.
More ideas tomorrow.