We’re nearing that time of year again… warmer weather, new blooms and one special day to celebrate the wonder that is mothers! It’s common, for all parties involved, to have differing feelings surrounding the day.
What do I make or buy? Do reservations need to be made? Should I plan a get together or make breakfast in bed? What is being planned in my honour?
Many (admittedly, I have thought this myself over the years) might even cringe at the commercialization of the day. In fact, the founder of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, spent the majority of her life fighting against the commercialization of the day. (Reference: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day.)
My view of “recognition” holidays, like Mother’s or Father’s Day, shifted when I became a mother myself. I’m not, and never have been, keen on commercial cards and gift items. While large ticket or disposable gifts, like chocolate and bouquets, might feel nice, they don’t provide us with much intrinsic value (Tips to Encourage the Happiest Birthdays).
With that said, just because Mother’s Day has become a commercial venture, does not mean we can’t make it a day to truly celebrate the mothers in our lives, with experiences and meaningful gifts.
Here are a selection of homemade and store bought options that will find a lasting space in the lives of the mothers, and mothers to be, in your life. The more thoughtful, creative and lasting gifts are, the greater the emotional impact will be on both the giver and the receiver.
Read more on the Love Child Organics blog here.