Happy Mother’s Day from Kathy Davis

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If you are a mom, Happy Mother’s Day to you! As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking about my own mother, who will forever be in my heart. Mom always went out of her way to try to brighten someone’s day. Her example was so constant that I am certain she is the source of my own desire to write messages from my heart to people I care about.

In fact, it seems to me that mothers are often the ones who model thoughtfulness for the family, the ones who never forget a birthday or anniversary, who often surprise friends and loved ones with little gifts or messages, who always have their “radar” on to recognize when someone’s spirits might need a little boost.

So as Mother’s Day approaches, I like to think about all the moms in my life who are so thoughtful and kind, who extend themselves even before they are asked and who never expect anything in return. Some are friends, and others are family. Some are new moms, others empty-nesters. Some are grandmothers, and others are aunts. I like to show my appreciation to these wonderful women who make a difference in my life by sending a special greeting card, and sometimes I include a token gift or book.

This Mother’s Day, I’d love to hear how you plan to honor the special moms in your life!
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P.S. – Speaking of books, this Mother’s Day, I’m really excited about my new book, Love Blooms in a Mother’s Heart: A Celebration of Motherhood. Inside the pages of this book you will find my favorite quotations and sayings about mothers, surrounded by my garden-inspired watercolor art. For me, creating this collection was a heartfelt way to honor the memory of my wonderful mother. At the same time, it speaks to all moms of every generation. (You’ll find it at our website kathydavis.com.)

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What to Say in a Mother’s Day Card

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With all the greeting cards available for Mother’s Day, it’s usually not hard to find one for your mom, no matter how unique your relationship is. But writing a personal note might not be as easy. That’s where the creative team at American Greetings comes in.  Before we write cards, we research relationships.  And we’ve narrowed down the complicated, tender, strong, funny, forever love between a mother and child to give you some expert advice on just what to say to make your mom feel extra special…

Mom to Mom

Once you become a mother yourself, you have a better understanding of what your mom did for you—and now you’re also celebrating her as a grandmother!  Here are some ways to express your thoughts:

For helping you become the mother you are: The highest compliment anyone can give me, Mom, is to say that I’m like you.

For the ways you’ve followed in her footsteps: I see you in things I do, I hear you in things I say—and these are some of the things I’m most proud of.

For all the stages of you’ve been through: From “Mommy” to “Grandma” you’ve always found a way to be amazing at who you are.

Mom as a Friend

Do you consider your mom a friend and confidant?–here are some great ways to express your feelings:

For the Mom you respect as a woman and/or professional: Somewhere along the way, I realized the extraordinary mom raising me was also an extraordinary woman.

For the mom you love to spend time with: You always knew just how to lift my spirits, Mom.  Some things never change.

For the ways your relationship has changed…and stayed the same: My doctor, my hairdresser, my counselor, my friend…I can’t thank you enough for everything, Mom, because “everything” just keeps getting better!

Still Need Your Mom?

If your mom is still the person you count on most, be specific about what you appreciate:

For her words of wisdom: Even if you didn’t think I was listening, I live by your words every day.

For being the one you always turn to: In my heart I have every hug you ever gave me—and sometimes they still get me through.

For the example she sets: Beautiful, loving, understanding, forgiving…that’s you, Mom.  And it’s who I strive to be.

 For All the Moms Reading This: We wish you a well-deserved, wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

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Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

 

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With about two billion mothers on the planet, which makes Mother’s Day the second most popular gifting day, there’s no shortage of great gift ideas for special moms.  And fortunately you still have time to shop!  But where do you begin?  Before you get so overwhelmed with choices that you simply send flowers for the twelfth year in a row, we’ve compiled a list of tried-and-true classics—and gave them an updated twist.

Picture This: Every mom loves photos, but it’s surprising how many places you can put a smiling face.  From charm bracelets to cell phone covers to flower vases. And , don’t forget about personalizing your card with a favorite photo too!

Special Delivery: If she’s expecting flowers, send ice cream!  Do the delivery thing differently this Mother’s Day…or, better yet, all year long.

Gadget Gifts: Whether she needs a car key locator, a tiny speaker for her favorite tunes, or simply wants longer cell phone battery life, the electronic ideas are endless.

Tote-ally Cool: Instead of another purse, lighten mom’s load with a stylish bag that can handle all of her stuff.

Monogram Mania: Keep it classic or go high-tech by giving her earrings with her initials or even engraving her iPad.

Theme Gift Basket: Candles? Cookies? Coffee?  Assemble a collection of what she loves most or order a beautiful basket online.

Sweet Touches: Candy can make a creative gift that’s inexpensive, too. Tell mom you love her “to pieces” with a decorated jar of Reese’s pieces. Or put candy bars on posterboard for a creative message.

Personalize It: Fun to make…thoughtful to give. Write your favorite moments on tiny slips of paper and put them in a keepsake box or jar for a gift she’ll open again and again.

Whatever the gift, don’t forget to tell Mom what she means to you – that is the gift that will mean the most to her!

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