Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. – Author Unknown

Happy Mother’s Day!  How will you celebrate your Mother this year?  We have listed some neat ideas as well as some facts about this special day.   Mother’s Day Facts:

  • Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday, after Christmas and then Easter.
  • Mother’s Day is the third biggest day of the year for sending cards.
  • The carnation is the flower most often associated with Mother’s Day. Red and pink carnations for moms who are still living, and white carnations for mothers that have passed away.
  • In Yugoslavia on “Materitse,” “Materice,” or Mother’s Day, the children tie up their mother, releasing her only when she has paid them to do so  with sweets or other goodies.
  • In France Mother’s Day is referred to as Fete des Meres. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in May and is treated more like a family birthday. Families gather for a special meal.

Five Fun Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

1) Take mom on a mini vacation There are several day or weekends trips that the family can take as a mini getaway for mom.  Do a little research on the web for some Mother’s Day idea in your surround areas.

2) Reminisce about old photos and movies Most people have old photos and/or home videos our their families.  Spend the day with mom going through them and take a trip together down memory lane.  Show the kids how you looked when you were their age.

3) Go out for Mother’s Day brunch This is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants, so make sure you book reservations well in advance.  Mother’s Day brunch is a favourite tradition among families, and most restaurants even have a special menu.

4) Get some R&R Tell the kids and your husband that you would like to be pampered that day in the following ways:

  • Breakfast in bed
  • A chance to sleep in until 9am
  • A day at the spa
  • A manicure and/or pedicure with your daughter
  • A nice bath to soak in the tub.

5) Host a family dinner Mother’s Day is all about spending time with your family and celebrating mom.  Have your husband kids prepare dinner instead, and either invite the extended family or host an intimate celebration.  Let them be in charge of preparing the menu, cooking the food, and cleaning up as well!