It has been a difficult holiday for me ever since my mom passed away from cancer 3 years ago at the age of 72.
My mom loved flowers and so for Mothers day it was always a no brainer as to what we would get her (besides a card).
I have such fond memories of her proudly wearing her Mothers Day corsage to church that my Dad would buy her every year ( A Mothers Day practice that is sadly becoming extinct). She would put other flowers she got in a vase and have it be our table center piece as long as they were alive.
It was so hard for me that first Mothers Day without her. Going to the store and seeing all the Mothers Day cards and flowers and knowing that for the first time in my life I could not get my mom a Mothers day gift :-(
But it was nice to remember that I have sisters, sister in laws a Mother in law and friends who are mothers that I can celebrate.
Do you ever have a difficult time coming up with a new gift ideas each year for mothers day?
I want to do a better job at getting mothers day gifts for my sisters. Every year for the last 3 years I have wanted to get them special Mothers Day gifts to help fill the void that I know they are feeling too, but I have failed miserably so far. Mothers day always sneaks up on me and I am always too late! This year sadly might be the same, but hopefully not!
Here are some fun ideas I found.
Beaducation has the neatest ideas and here is one that I thought would make a perfect gift for my sisters. If I did it I would have just a single photo of my mom (like a black and white younger one of her). Then I would stamp the words " My Mom Forever" or something like that.
The Idea room also has a cute mothers day necklace idea.
Twin Stitchers Except I would add the word Angel before the word mother.
How about a cute apron! They are so popular right now and every mother can use one.
This one pictured about is a Flirty apron you can get a coupon code here.
You can make one if you are feeling ambitious. Here is one I made for my Sister in law last year. There are tons of cute patterns out there to choose from.
If you have a Tai pan trading near you they are having a great sale on cute aprons with cute fabrics for something like $12.95 each.
I hate the idea of cut flowers. I aways feel sad when they die! So I like to give potted flowers as gifts. they can eventually be planted into the ground.
I like to get one every year for my mother in law and it is fun to go to her house and see the flowers in her flower garden from Mothers days past :-)
If any of you have some great Mothers day ideas also. post a comment about it. I would love to hear your thoughts.