A mother's love is one of the most powerful
forces in this world. Here are ten memorable
ways to celebrate and honor your mother this
Create a Memory Jar. Fill a jar with
slips of paper, each detailing a special
memory you and your mother shared. The
more specific the memories, the better.
Present her with the jar, and sit beside
her as she reads each memory.
Interview the children in your family
(both young and old) on what special
things they love most about their mother.
Record the sentiments on video or transcribe
the thoughts in a special album. You
could also record special memories,
favorite family recipes, her best maternal
words of wisdom, or anything you want
to remember about your mother.
Make a Blessing Book. Cover a composition
book or hardbound journal with patterned
papers and include photos of each of
your mother's children, as well as a
special pen for her to record what she
is most grateful for in this world.
Here are step-by-step instructions for
creating a Blessing Book.
Help a mother in need by donating money,
clothing, or other household items to
organizations that help mothers and
Make a donation to your mom's favorite
charity, in her name.
Get together with your family and friends
and create handmade cards for your mom.
Make sure to include a heartfelt, handwritten
Send flowers to a new mom in celebration
of her first Mother's Day.
Make a tablecloth memento. Start with
an oversized tablecloth and some fabric
pens. Ask each member of the family
to sign the tablecloth with a special
message to mom. Kids can make their
handprints, too. This is a keepsake
that you can add to each Mother's Day.
Write a letter to your children about
how being their parent has enriched
you. Save these letters in a special
journal or album to give to your children
when they become parents themselves.
Spend some time looking through your
scrapbooks and reflecting on the bounty
of love that comes to you via family
and maternal love.