Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

From heading up the carpool, to being a shoulder to cry on when you needed it most, a mother’s love and support can’t be measured. They do so much for us and ask for so little in return. So for this Mother’s Day, why not spoil her with some sweets and relaxation? Check out these fabulous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas below for some easy and fun DIY gift ideas that also express all of the TLC mom deserves!

1. Kitchen Tablet Holder by Mamie Jane

Kitchen Tablet Holder by Mamie Jane

2. Easy Mother’s Day Gift: Chocolate Bouquet by Madigan Made

Easy Mother's Day Gift: Chocolate Bouquet by Madigan Made

3. Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase by Home Stories A to Z

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase by Home Stories A to Z

4. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by Here Comes The Sun

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by Here Comes The Sun

5. Last, but certainly not least… we couldn’t resist these adorable photo bookmarks by Nearly Crafty… Perfect for both moms and grandmas!

Photo Bookmarks by Nearly Crafty

We hope this helps inspire you to create something extra special to express gratitude this Mother’s Day… Because being a mom really is the #WorldsToughestJob!

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What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card

What to Write in a Mother's Day card

We all know that parenthood is the #WorldsToughestJob… but how can you seize the opportunity Mother’s Day provides in order to recognize all that mom does throughout the year? According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 81% of U.S. adults believe that moms are under-appreciated; yet, 61% of U.S. adults say mom tops the list of who deserves the most gratitude in their life.*

Sure, there are literally thousands of 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 what to write in a Mother’s Day card that perfectly expresses your gratitude for all of mom’s hard work…

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.

Have you seen our #WorldsToughestJob video? Join the more than 23 million people have viewed our viral sensation. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages and shared with everyone from friends on social media, associates in business presentations, congregations at church services, national and international television audiences and so many more.

*This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of American Greetings from April 14-16, 2015 among 2,055 adults ages 18 and older.

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Kathy Davis Celebrates Mothers & Daughters

We are super excited to share a look at one of our favorite artists, Kathy Davis, as she introduces a great new series on her blog.

Kathy is a great friend of American Greetings, where it’s not hard to find her work – through both eCards and Greeting Cards.  An avid lover of nature, and color enthusiast, Kathy’s belief in giving back and “scattering” joy pervades all aspects of her life and art. And, as a creative woman entrepreneur, she understands the journey and process of turning a passion into a business, a dream for so many people.

Now through Mother’s Day, Kathy is featuring creative Mother/Daughter duos on her blog, where she shows the bond a Mother and Daughter can share, both through life and art. It is such an inspirational idea that we had to share. Learn more about the series in Kathy’s own words…

Mothers and daughters share a lot of things in common – from how they look – to the things they cook – to what inspires them to follow their passions and dreams. In my own case, I chose to alter my path as a teacher to pursue my passion for a career in the arts. That choice to follow my creative instincts has proven to be very rewarding for me in many ways.

However, little did I know that my own daughter, Katie, who grew up playing sports, watching TV and hanging out with friends, would choose to pursue her passions in the arts. As a young child, she watched me paint and did some dabbling herself, but she soon followed her peers into the world of whatever seemed “cool” for the moment. Just before her senior year in high school she decided that art might not be such a bad way to make a living, after all. Today, at age 26, she has a degree in Photography, works as a designer at Kathy Davis Studios and has started a photography business on the side with her soon-to-be husband.

My own experience is one I heard echoed in some of my artist friends, whose daughters, or mothers, are also involved in the arts. It gave me the idea for an interview series that would be timely for Mother’s Day.

Is creativity genetic? Is it a natural instinct or instead is it inspired or acquired by osmosis? Whether hereditary or acquired, the love of art often passes from one generation to the next. While daughters may be inspired to follow in the footsteps of their mothers before them, each of them are creating a path that’s all their own.

In this blog series, you’ll meet 6 different mother-daughter duos – each with their own unique story of how art has played a role in their lives – and how that passion for art creates a shared bond between them.

_ Kathy Davis

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A Mombo for Mom!

When I was little, I was what you might call a bit of a ham. I loved to sing and dance, and put on a show for my parents – especially my mom. She would always laugh and clap, and watch every ridiculous production I put on in the living room – and that’s why all moms are awesome. They are always there to cheer us on and laugh with us when things get silly. This Mother’s Day, we all want to make Mom smile, but how about making her let out a little giggle…you know, for old times.

In the mood board: Mother’s Day Mombo fun song ecard by American Greetings

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Printable Wishes for Mom

Mother's Day printable card

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on and we are here to help! Printable Mother’s Day cards are a great idea and allow you a variety of options to customize. You can change the text and add your own message, you can add photos and art to any card or envelope, and you can print your card from your home printer, or post it to Facebook and let your recipient do the printing. We think this option is great if you’re looking for something a little different from an ecard – especially if you can’t get to the store to browse the card aisle. All of American Greetings printable options are modern, bright and vibrant, with the perfect Mother’s Day messaging. Send Mother’s day wishes for mom! Try one today and let us know what you think. Snap a picture of the cards you print and post them on our facebook page! Have fun = )

In the mood board: Happy Wishes printable Mother’s Day card from American Greetings

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