Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and finding a unique way to show the moms in our lives just how much we love and appreciate them can be challenging.
The key is to remember it’s the thought, and not the pricetag, that will make the biggest impact.
Here are five simple, low-cost ideas to help get you started.
1. Frame a photo of your child’s handprint
Simply print or cut out a sheet with the correct dimensions for your frame, add in the desired wording, and have your child dip their hand in paint and press it on the paper. Once the paint is dry, insert the sheet into the frame and voilà! In no time at all, you will have a simple gift mom will cherish forever. Don’t forget to keep one or two tissues handy for when she opens it!
2. Send an adorable FREE eCard from SOS Children’s Villages Canada
SOS Children’s Villages has created some adorable free eCards to send to all the moms in your life. Kids are prompted to answer some fun questions about mom in the message and for every eCard sent, a donation will be made by Intact Insurance directly to SOS Children’s Villages to help empower vulnerable mothers around the world. It’s the free gift that keeps on giving—and gets the kids involved!
3. Plan a family hike and picnic
If mom is the outdoorsy type, get the kids to help plan a special hike and set the menu for a picnic, loaded with mom’s favourite treats. Not only will it be quality time spent as a family, but the menu options are sure to make mom smile!
4. Give her a piece of art she will proudly hang on her wall
While mom undoubtedly loves showing off adorable drawings from daycare on the fridge, this canvas art piece is one she would certainly be happy to hang on the living room wall – especially if the colours match her decor. Simply purchase a blank canvas (from the dollar store!), tape off the words “love” or “mom” using painter’s tape, and have your kids paint the canvas. Once the tape is removed, a trendy, colourful masterpiece will be left behind!
5. Give her some “mommy time”
Sometimes, the best treat is just to allow mom some much-needed time to kick back and relax. Let her sleep in a few extra hours, or run her a hot bath while the family heads out to the mall for a couple hours—you’ll be amazed at how much she will appreciate the R&R.
There’s plenty of time left to plan the perfect Mother’s Day surprise for mom, and we hope these ideas help get your creative juices flowing. However you choose to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, she will undoubtedly feel loved and appreciated!