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May 8, 2020

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day from Afar

As much as we’d all love to celebrate Mother’s Day by taking mom out to her favorite restaurant for brunch, treating her to a show or a visit to her favorite museum, or hand-delivering a thoughtful gift, we also know that’s not always an option. Whether you live far apart or are practicing social distancing, the reality is that we can’t always be with our loved ones for every holiday.

The good news is, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate mom and make her feel special, even when celebrating from afar. Check out some ideas below:

Send a heartfelt card

Pick out a card that you know your mom will appreciate and write a special message inside. The more personalized the card, the better! Surprise mom by filling the card with confetti so she will have a laugh when she opens it. If you have children, encourage them to make their own cards for grandma and decorate them with drawings, stamps and stickers. Mail them all together for a mailbox full of love and well wishes.

Give mom a call

If you can’t be together physically, then pick up the phone. Or better yet, video chat so that you can interact face-to-face. Wish her a happy Mother’s Day and check in to see how she’s doing. If your mom is also a grandma, ask your children to join in. The more the merrier! If you opt for a virtual call and feel like getting creative, you may even try having a virtual tea party or brunch together.

Support her favorite cause

Does your mother have a favorite cause or charity that she likes to support? Make a donation in her name. Many organizations will provide an email certificate once you have made your donation. Send this along to your mom for a heartfelt Mother’s Day surprise.

Say it with flowers

Most moms have a favorite flower or spring bouquet. Call your mom’s local florist and have them deliver a bouquet of her favorite buds. She’ll love the thoughtfulness of the gift and will be sure to think of you and your relationship every time she looks at the flowers. Aside from delighting your mom, you’re also supporting a local business - win, win!

Send her treats

Who doesn’t appreciate fresh baked goodies? If you’re handy in the kitchen, whip up a batch of your mom’s favorite cookies, brownies or muffins and mail them to her. Consider including a bag of her favorite coffee to pair with the sweet treats. Not much of a baker? Have no fear! Call her favorite bakery and have a batch of her favorite goodies delivered or buy her a gift card so that she can drop by when she feels like a pick-me-up treat.

Start planning your next visit

If you’re unable to be together due to distance, find time in your calendar when you think you’ll be able to visit your mom in-person. Give her a call to share the news and spend some time planning what you two will do together during your visit.

Being away from family during any holiday is difficult. But by getting creative, there are still plenty of ways to show mom just how much she means to you on Mother’s Day.

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