Are you stressing out a little about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Maybe she has everything she needs/wants. She has probably even said, “You don’t have to get me anything.” And maybe she truly means that, however you want to get her something. You want to show her how much she means to you. But what to get?
You could go the safe route – a mani/pedi, a massage, or a facial. Those are all wonderful things but fleeting. Will she remember that particular mani/pedi, massage, or facial a year from now? Doubtful unless it goes horribly awry and nobody wants that! So what to do? Well, if you’re a sentimental person, like me, you might consider a memory capturing gift like a story recording or a portrait session. Yes, this is a bit self-serving as Remembered Well is offering a package with both right now. The reason we put this package together is with moms in mind. What could we offer that would capture the beauty of mom?
The “Marvelous Mom” package offers an exquisite legacy portrait and a 1-hour audio story recording. You get the best of both worlds. However, if this does not fit for your budget, try a scaled down version that you do yourself. It’s not the same quality but the sentiment is the same. Set aside time to scout out a beautiful location, encourage your mom to get all gussied up, and then have fun with your own photo shoot. Afterwards, craft a few thoughtful questions to get your mom talking about her favorite memories. Turn on your phone’s voice recorder and let it run. You’ll be making memories with your mom as you create this gift together. If you do not have the time or desire an exceptional legacy-quality product, contact us at Remembered Well as we’d love to help.
Even though Mother’s Day can add a bit of stress for the adult child looking for a gift, I’m very grateful to be doing that because it means my mother is still with me. For those of you facing your first or your twenty first year without your mom, my heart goes out to you. Moms hold a special role in our lives and in our hearts. No one can replace them and the pain of loss lingers.
As you jostle through the crowd gathered around the Mother’s Day card section, be thankful you can purchase a card for your mom. If you don’t find the “perfect” card, take a few minutes and adapt it by writing a note in the card. That is the best part anyway! Let your mom know how much you love and appreciate her through your own words.
When my children were younger, my daughter made the most extraordinary cards. She would even include a UPC code on the back. I’ve saved every one of those cards. They are precious beyond words. She took the time to make something special and that made me feel so special. Take the time to make your mom feel truly special this year. Choose a sentimental gift. Make your own or collaborate with Remember Well. This year’s gift and card could be the one she remembers forever.
Happy Mother’s Day!