Mother’s Day is for Kicking Back and Enjoying a Gift or Two

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Gifts, S'Wicked Blog, Stationery

Okay, I’ll admit it. I bought my own Mother’s Day gift. In fact, I got it wicked cheap, five months ago, during the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday bonanza. I showed my husband a picture of it and said, “That’s my Mother’s Day present.” And, it’s been sitting in the basement ever since…waiting patiently for Mother’s Day. All I can say, is I hope May eleventh is sunny, with a light breeze….

Okay, so maybe your budget won’t accommodate a hammock (again, I got mine for a serious steal), or your mom/stepmom/grandma/wife doesn’t have a back yard. Here are some other options for making sure the special Mums in your life know you’re thinking of them on their big day:

55 Hi’s

55 Hi's Mom Print

55 Hi’s Mom Print

Sesame Letterpress

Sesame Letterpress's La Vie en Rose and Mariner Stationery Sets

Sesame Letterpress’s La Vie en Rose and Mariner Stationery Sets

Up With Paper

Up With Paper Ginger Flowers Luxe Desktop Notes, Pop-Up Notepad, and Sticky Notes

Up With Paper’s Ginger Flowers Luxe Desktop Notes, Pop-Up Notepad, and Sticky Notes

MARA-MI

Knock Knock

Knock Knock has a bunch of fun products for Mom, especially if she’s the kind of gal who has a sense of humor.

Knock Knock's Mom Note Nifty Note

Knock Knock’s Mom Note Nifty Note

Knock Knock's Dear Mom Activity Book

Knock Knock’s Dear Mom Activity Book

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Now, to earn your “Good Kid/Husband” badge this year, take the following steps:

1. Take one (or more) of the fab gifts, above,

2. Pair it with a funny or sweet card,

3. Write something of meaning in the card,*

and

4. Remember to deliver everything to the moms in your life by May 11th.

*A TIP: Please, don’t just sign your name. Write something. It doesn’t have to be long and drawn-out, emotionally exhausting, or poetic. Just a shared memory, perhaps: “Remember the time you sat home with me for two days watching Looney Tunes while I had the stomach flu?” Or, “Thanks for laughing your head off when I came home with the magenta mohawk.” Or simply, “I wish I could be half as good a parent as you were.”

Even if your relationship with your mom isn’t all butterflies and roses, you can still write something. Tell her that she makes the best oatmeal raisin cookies you’ve ever had, or that she’s saved you more than once by making you learn how to drive stick. Tell her you’re thankful that you got her eyes or toughness or intelligence.

Whatever it is—whatever you know will have meaning for her—the few extra seconds of time you dedicate to that little heartfelt note at the bottom of the card will mean more to the moms in your life than anything else you give them.

Happy Mother’s Day to one and all!

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Stay tuned for next week, when I begin my NSS/Surtex prep coverage, and—drumroll—the S’Wicked Blog will have its first-ever giveaway!! Woo-hoo!!!!