Mother's Day
Traditions

A mother's love is one of the most powerful forces in this world. Below we share 10 ways to cherish your mother and celebrate Mother's Day... it's all about the little things!

1. Create a Memory Jar

Fill a jar with slips of paper, each detailing a special memory you and your mother have shared. The more specific the memories, the better. You can also write reasons why you love her and what makes her special. Present her with the jar, and sit beside her as she reads each memory. Be sure to decorate the jar as well, using colorful bows, chalkboard paint or glitter so it remains a pretty keepsake she will cherish forever. Or just purchase a pretty jar like this on Etsy.

2. Interview your family

Interview the children in your family (both young and old) on what special things they love most about their mother. Record the sentiments on video or transcribe the thoughts in a scrapbook. You could also record special memories, favorite family recipes, her best maternal words of wisdom... anything you want to remember about your mother.

3. Make a Blessing Book

Cover a composition book or hardbound journal with patterned papers and include photos of each of your mother's children, as well as a special pen for her to record what she is most grateful for in this world.

4. Help

Help a mother in need by making a donation in your mother's name. You can donate money, clothing, or other household items to organizations that help mothers and children.

5. PLANT A TREE

Plant a tree in your mother's backyard and as she watches it grow she will always be reminded that you put it there just for her.

6. Come together

Get together with your family and friends and create handmade cards for your mom. Make sure to include a heartfelt, handwritten letter of appreciation.

7. Say thanks with flowers

Send your mom her favorite flowers or hand deliver them along with a prepared brunch for everyone to share. If you'd really like to show her how special she is, plan a brunch with the whole family -- it can be an intimate gathering or huge family affair.

8. Make a tablecloth memento

Start with an oversized tablecloth and some fabric pens. Ask each member of the family to sign the tablecloth with a special message to mom. Kids can make their handprints, too. This is a keepsake that you can add to each Mother's Day.

9. Write a letter

Write a letter to your children about how being their parent has enriched you. Save these letters in a special journal or album to give to your children when they become parents themselves.

10. Reflect and be grateful

Spend some time looking through your scrapbooks and albums and reflecting on the bounty of love that comes to you via family and maternal love.

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Comments on "Top 10 memorable moments for Mom"

vimcay April 29, 2008 | 1:21 AM

To add to your thoughts..... and to share my plans for mom this year,I'm gifting my mother her moment of fame this year. what better way to make your mom feel loved than proclaiming it in front of the world. I'm displaying my mom's picture and a message on giant Reuters screen at New York Times Square. check out http://w3.kinemo/p/fameslot/ if you want to gift the same.

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