We owe so much to our mothers, and anyone else who fills that spot in our hearts. My mom is tough to shop for because she doesn't wear jewelry or make-up and she's very practical and frugal. Even though she likes to garden and cook, it's still difficult to find something she doesn't already have and/or that she would use or like. So because of that, I tend to get more creative and try to make her a gift. (it also helps with my wallet, though not always: sometimes crafting can be costly!)
Previous gifts include a painted tea cup and saucer, buying a large, floor-standing vase & filling it with rocks, then putting in flower branches with little lights on them (not hand-made, but still designed & put together by me!), compiling photos into a collage frame, buying a large canvas photo print from CVS, and last but not least, handmade cards!
I tend to craft my cards with a cleaner design, which means that sometimes they may appear 'simple'. Hopefully you guys can still appreciate them (: Here is a progression of what I made for this Mother's Day:
Another idea that I had was to make the flower wreath a bit bigger and center that in a horizontally opened card (right now it's vertical), and just fit the 'Happy Mother's Day' in the center.
I like to watch reality tv or something similar while I'm crafting so that it doesn't require my full attention and I have something to listen to in the background. Music also works, of course! I was watching Community as I created this last night.
My mom always taught me to write thank you cards when I was younger, so I always try to craft a nice thank you card when someone gives me any kind of gift, big or small. I liked doing it so much that the practice has continued to this day. It may sound trivial, but everyone loves to receive thank-yous, and it shows that you care (especially when it's handmade).
Hopefully this post helps anyone who is still stumped on what to get such an amazing woman! A handmade card is the perfect gift- if she appreciated our drawings back when they were a bunch of lines on a page, you know she'll love what we can do now! Disclaimer: don't fret if your drawings still look like lines, your mom will love it anyway.
And for all the moms out there, thank you for everything you do ♥
*Along with my card, I bought my mom a huge sudoku book. I think she'll particularly enjoy this one because she's exclusively doing the most challenging puzzles! Most of the books are filled with easy, medium & hard levels.
Post a comment and let me know what you think and share what you got for mom this Mother's Day! Do you guys have any special plans?
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