Mother’s day is quickly approaching! This special day reserved just for moms isn’t the only time they should be appreciated for all they do but it should be celebrated in a special way. It is a lot of responsibility to do just the right thing that shouts “We love you, Mom!” Here are a few creative ideas when you begin planning Mother’s Day this year.
The 5 Love Languages
Have you ever heard of the 5 Love Languages written by Gary Chapman? This book explains that each of us give and receive love in different ways including: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. Check out Gary’s website and see what love language your mom might prefer. Use this knowledge to prepare the best Mother’s Day possible!
Words of Affirmation
If your mom prefers to have you tell her how much she is loved and appreciated, her love language might be Words of Affirmation. Give the gift of a thoughtful card with a heartfelt note inside. A great idea to get children involved is a project called “heart-mapping”, explained on Imagination Soup as having a child write or draw things inside of a heart shape that explain things they love about their mom.
Acts of Service
Perhaps having things done around the house without being asked is your mom’s love language. Ask about what is on mom’s to-do list and help accomplish it. Another thoughtful act of service is the traditional breakfast-in-bed. Make her favorite breakfast foods with some ideas from My Kids’ Adventures.
Moms do not want to receive just any gift on Mother’s Day. They want to receive the gift that really shows you thought of them and their interests. Some gift ideas according to this article on thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts include a photo book, jewelry, hand lotion, or art classes. Remember, it truly is the thought that counts!
Your mom may highly value quality time spent with the ones she loves. For Mother’s Day this year consider spending the day together doing something you both enjoy. Eating dinner together, going on a walk, touring a museum, or even taking a trip are all great choices.
Although this love language may sound the most ambiguous, physical touch may be how your mom fills her cup. How about giving mom an at-home manicure this Mother’s Day? Find some easy to follow instructions here. Another idea might be snuggling on the couch and watching her favorite movie together.
The pressure is on more than ever this Mother’s Day to make mom feel as special as she makes you feel! Using these tips from Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages just might help you give the best Mother’s Day gift yet!