Happy Thursday loves! Can you all believe that Mother’s Day is this Sunday already?
In today’s fast-paced society that is so heavily focused on all things material, it’s often common to forget that Mother’s Day is really about celebrating Mom. It isn’t just a Hallmark-inspired holiday, where you shower your mom with expensive gifts and luxurious presents – it’s so much more than that. It’s a day where you’re given a chance to really truly express just how much your mom means to you.
Affection, gratitude, and love can all be expressed, whether implicitly or explicitly, through not only words alone, but even through the smallest of gestures.
Although I’ve already shared with you all 3 timeless Mother’s Day gifts, as well as 6 affordable yet elegant presents that won’t break the bank in the past few weeks (which can be found here and here), today, as we slowly approach Mom’s special day, I wanted to share with you all 3 ways to celebrate your mother and show her just how much she means to you.
1. Take Mom Out to Brunch (or Lunch or Dinner)
One of the best ways to show Mom just how much she means to you is to take her out for a special meal. As people say, the best way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and Mom is definitely no different. Take your mom out to that new trendy brunch place in town or treat her to one of her favorite foods. Regardless of what you’re eating, I’m sure your mother will appreciate the fact that you’re spending the day with her 🙂
2. Spend the Day with Mom
On that note, you can always take your mom out to visit a place that she’s been wanting to see for awhile too. Living in Los Angeles, there’s always an abundance of daytime activities, be it the art museums in Downtown or the many gardens and beaches in and around the city, and every year, I make it a point to visit one of these landmarks with my mom because it always brings a smile to her face.
3. Tell Mom How Much She Means to You
And of course, last but definitely not least, don’t ever forget to tell your mom just how much she means to you. I know this may be hard for some of you, especially for those of you who come from families and cultures where affection isn’t expressed explicitly, but it’s important to let your mother know how much you appreciate her and how grateful you are for her. One of the best ways to do so, especially if you’re not the expressive type, is to write down all of your thoughts and feelings in a letter or a card. Ever since I was young, I made it a point to make a handmade card for my mom every year, but now that I’m older, I write her a letter instead. She always loves these little handwritten messages, and she actually keeps all of these little cards and letters in a special drawer in her vanity 🙂
Whether you’re going out to eat with your mom to celebrate this weekend or you’re taking her out on a small little day trip, remember that Mother’s Day is a day for you to show the most important woman in your life how much you love her, be it through a kind gesture or a thoughtful gift because she deserves to know how much you appreciate and love her.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, and wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day! How are you all going to be celebrating this weekend?