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Memory Jar For Mother's DayWhen last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read.

 

Thank You Notes for Mom

Thank You Notes for MomFollowing my 70th birthday, my four grown children got together and sent me a beautifully hand-decorated box of little slips of paper where they'd written a Thank-You for something I'd taught them.

 

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Mothers Day Gift: IOU'sTake a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother.

 

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Mother's Day Banquet IdeaA few years ago I helped get together a Mother's Day banquet themed: A Potpourri of Memories. As a party favor we did multicolored bags filled with potpourri, and put together a small book of poems and readings ...

 

Photo of a wrapped gift for Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Gift IdeasWith Mother's Day approaching, I thought I would suggest a few of the gifts I have received through my many Mother's Days that I have truly appreciated.

 

A beautiful bunch of flowers for Mother's Day.

Sprite to Preserve Mother's Day FlowersThree days before Mother's Day, my two little angels gave me flowers. Because I wanted them to last longer, I added Sprite. They will last for 10 days, and those petals will not pull off easily.

 

A pink rose growing outside.

Mother's Day Flowers That Will Never FadeA gift is always appreciated more when thought goes into it. I found these beautiful flowers in front of the medical center where I go to pick up medicine for the family. I took a couple of pictures of the flowers. I am going to send my elderly mother an email with this flower in it, as a card.

 

A pink rosebud growing outside.

Roses to Honor Your Mother on Mother's DayAs a child on Mother's Day morning, my mother would pick red roses from her rose bush, tie a pretty ribbon on it and pin one on my dress and the dress of my sister as a corsage. She told us that wearing a red rose signified that your Mother was living and it is an honor to wear it.

 

Reasons I Love You for Mother's Day

"Reasons I Love You" for Mother's DayI created this for my Mom for Mother's Day but I have also done for anniversaries and I even a friend or child's birthday! It is a personalized book dedicated to someone with REASONS you love them. For example, if it's Mom's 50th birthday, write down 50 reasons why you love her!

 

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Gift For Adult Children On Mother's DayLast year, I wanted to give something to my adult children on Mother's day to show them how much their mother loves and appreciates them. I made them coupon certificates for 4 hours of baby sitting. They loved it.

 

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Recycled Planters For Mother's DayAs a preschool Sunday School teacher, I had the children plant flowers to be good size by Mother's Day. To decorate our plastic margarine/butter/sour cream containers, I wanted to make them look like the floral shop plants.

 

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Joke Book for Mother's DayFor Mother's Day, after quizzing my mom about what she wanted/needed, one of the things my mom requested was a joke book. I considered checking a used bookstore for a unique and inexpensive joke book but am making one myself for cheap!

 

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Toiletries Gift Bag For Mother's DayMy mother will be 75 in June, and it is hard to buy for her because she is content with the simple things in life so I decided to buy her a supply of body wash, shampoo, deodorant, air freshener,and also some sweets, etc.

 

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Thank Your Mother-In-Law On Mother's DaySend a thank you note to your mother-in-law on your husband's birthday. It meant a lot to my mother-in-law to know I appreciated all she did to give me the man I married. Also it goes a long way to building a good relationship with a mother-in-law.

 

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Mother's Day CookbookMy little grandsons (Jonny, nearly 4, and Joey, 20 months) are elbow deep in a project for Mother's Day for their mommy, other grandma, and day care provider. We are making a cookbook of their favorite meals and snacks. I am taking tons of pictures of them "fixing" the food.

 

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Mother's Day Picture FrameMake a square frame using four popsicle sticks. Glue construction paper to the back of them. Have the child draw a picture of themselves or them and their mommy. Decorate it as you'd like using glitter, stickers, whatever you'd like.

 

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Make Mother's Day Cards On A Dime and In No Time!Kids of all ages love making Mother's Day cards. Even if you're working with a large group of kids, this activity costs next to nothing and is lots of fun.

 

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Memorable Mother's DayMy most memorable Mother's Day was in 1994. Our family had left for Japan as missionaries in early March of that year, and in April we received a phone call that my mom was in the hospital.

 

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No Housework for Mom on Mother's DayThe thing I enjoy the most for Mother's Day, is to have a whole day without housework! My husband and kids take care of everything for that day and I get breakfast in bed.

 

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Thank Your Mother on Mother's DayThe best Mother's Day Card I ever received came from my son. He wrote to me when he was 14 years old and thanked me for everything he could think of that I'd taught him over the years.

 

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Mother's Day - Queen For A DayMy favorite Mother's Day is when I am queen for a day! I like the kids to make breakfast for me, my husband to make lunch, the kids set the table, and then we all sit down to eat and watch a movie or play games together afterwards.

 

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Mother's Day Flower "Cake"Pull apart and cut petals and glue to outside of rim until covered. Keep all leaves from silk rose stems you just used and glue to top. Add rose bud on top.

 

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Mother's Day JokeIn lieu of the holiday, I thought I'd share a Mother's Day joke. Did YOUR mother say any of these? (I know mine did!) Happy Mother's Day everyone!

 

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Child's Hand PaintingFor my mother last year I took a plain board (9x11 inches) and sanded it smooth. Then I let my children pick 3 different colored craft paints that matched. I primed the board and gave it a base coat of one of their color picks.

 

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Scrapbooking Supplies for Mother's DayThis is what I did last Mother's Day and have been asked by my mother to do again. I love scrapbooking and had done some pages for my mother, but last Mother's Day, I decided to let her ...

 

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Perfect Gift For Mother's Day - Garden ApronI made this for my mom, who has 14 grandchildren...

 

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For Mother's Far AwayWith Mother's Day right around the corner I thought I would send a tip that I like to use. We live several hours away from the closest relative so we need something easy to send.

 

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Give Your Presence, Or Calling CardsWith Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, the best gift you could ever give is your presence. But if this is not possible, send them several prepaid calling cards so they can keep in touch with you and their grandchildren more often than maybe their budget will allow.

 

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A Mother's Day Surprise for a New GrandmaA great way to tell a Mom that she is a Grandma-to-be is to show up at her house on mother's day. For example, if you found out you're pregnant before Mother's Day, show up with a cake saying the name of all the mother's in the house... and then yours.

 

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Mother's Day and Father's Day Gift ideaWith Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, the best gift you could ever give is your presence. But if this is not possible, send them several prepaid calling cards so they can keep in touch with you and their grandchildren more often than maybe their budget will allow.

 

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Hilarious Hints For GrandmasOne of my favorites is "Grandma Knows Best But No One Ever Listens!". The author is Mary McBride. Lots of advice for Grandmas with a lot of humor. It would make a great gift for a new Grandma-to-be or Grandma's gift for Mother's Day.

 

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Taking Time For MomI read an article in Ann Landers from a girl who said she was always too busy to take time out for a visit for her Mom. It says; "One of these days will never come because Mom has passed away. For the very first time in her wonderful, unselfish life, she was the one who didn't have time for me...

 

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What Matters to Mothers for Mothers DayMothers Day is one of my least favorite holidays. WHY? Because kids go out and spend money they don't really have to spare when a simple hug and a 2/$1 card means so much more. One of the sweetest cards I ever got was from my oldest son saying it takes someone special to be a single Mom. I could tell by the reading inside that he hadn't just grabbed up something to bring me. It's the little things that make a mom feel special on Mothers Day and TIME spent with her is what she REALLY wants. Sharon, KY

 

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