Any mom would be thrilled with a brunch, dinner or party in her honor. But it's loving sentiments that really touch her heart. That's why a memory box is a gift she'll appreciate. You can even make it an annual event.
Before the big day, ask everyone who will attend the get-together to send you a special message for Mom. The message can be humorous or sentimental, a simple thought or a recollection. Type or print the messages with the person's name on slips of paper, fold and place in a pretty box. Each person can read their precious note to her as Mom pulls them from the box. Make sure to have tissues on hand!
Start a Tradition
Here are a few more ideas that will make Mom's day!
- Film a video. Have relatives and friends share their thoughts about Mom and throw in some memorable pictures of her. Gather with dessert and coffee for the screening.
- Make a gift CD of songs your mom loves, and use it as background music at the get-together. Record one each year so she can see if her tastes have changed.
- Create a booklet of coupons redeemable for special favors from everyone, young and old, who attends the party. Their gift can be anything from picking up toys or mowing the lawn to a free movie night or spa day.
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