The best Mother’s Day gift is free, one that comes from the heart and stirs up the memories for a mom of what her journey so far as a mother has been. But how do you put this in a Mother’s Day Gift? According to the Huffington Post on May 10, 2013, “the best Mother’s Day gifts are free,” and with the ideas below you’ll understand why. Beyonce’s idea for a Mother’s Day tribute, which was released this week, will work well for your own family.
Any mom with older kids can tell you the gifts that kids made in school when they were younger are some of the best gifts for Mother’s Day that they’ve ever received. It was the time and thought that was put into the gift, along with that little face of pride that watched as you opened their hand made gift that gave mom all the pleasure.
As you get older, handmade gifts get replaced by store bought offerings for Mother’s Day. As much as mom appreciates these well thought out gifts, it’s those handmade gifts from the past that will always be number one for her.
Why not go that route again and give mom something from the heart. You can incorporate your siblings in this Mother’s Day gift that your mom will never forget. If your mom has grandchildren, you can also ask them to join in on this gift of memories too.
Mother’s Day gift of memories: (low tech) All you need is a pen and paper.
Ask each member of your family to hand write one or two paragraphs that describes one of their fondest memories of the times spent with mom. Ask that they keep their message short and sweet and right to the point. You don’t want your mom to have to read a lengthy composition, which would be more taxing than it would pleasurable.
After you collect the notes of wonderful memories, punch three holes in each piece of paper, like a notebook sheet of paper. Then bind them together with three pieces of colorful ribbon. For the front cover you can scan and print pictures of your family and then make a collage out of the photos.
This Mother’s Day gift is easy, quick and guaranteed to bring a tear of happiness to your mom’s eyes. The booklet you put together will be full of surprises for your mom, who probably didn’t know up until this point of getting this gift, just how much the occasions mentioned in this booklet meant to her family members.
If some of the little ones in the family are too young to write, ask them to tell you a story about the best time they had with Grandma or mom and put it into writing, word for word.
Mother’s Day gift of memories: (high tech) All you need is a video camera.
This is something very similar to what Beyonce’s charity just did for Mother’s Day with a video and some heart-felt words from celebrities, all about their own moms. According to She Knows on Friday, celebrities including Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, John Legend, Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde and Ziggy Marley, all offer up a few sentences about their own moms.
The video your family makes will be a bit different because its all one family talking about the same mom, but can you imagine how wonderful this will make your mom feel!
You can make your mom a DVD full of family members each telling the video camera the most memorable time spent with mom. This works especially well when you have little ones in the family, so they can tell their story in their own words without having to write it down.
Once your video is complete, present it to mom on Mother’s Day and this will be something she’ll treasure for ever. If you are all spending Mother’s Day together, watching the video as a family together will offer up an entertaining family activity on Mother’s Day.