(NC)—According to recent studies, Mother’s Day is now one of the top three commercial holidays in Canada. When it comes to shopping, many mothers desire a gift that shows how much you care about her. The thought put into the gift is more important than the amount of money spent. Try replacing traditional gifts with something more unique and thoughtful.
Instead of creams and bath scents, consider writing your mom a poem. You might think you are not the writing type, but even if your poem is not as polished as those found on greeting cards, the thought and effort of writing your own message will mean more to your mother. Search online for examples or patterns you can follow.
Instead of flowers, consider a photo album containing memorable photos of family events over the years. Online photo shops have made it easy to create scrapbooks and coffee table books for mom. From the comfort of your home computer you can upload, crop, and move photos to create a gift that will have her talking for years.
Consider giving a donation in your mother’s name. Charities like Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (www.ccfcanada.ca) offer an easy to use online gift catalogue that allows you to choose a donation that would matter to your mom.
Is she a teacher? What about providing school supplies to children in Africa. A gardener? What about seeds and garden tools to a farmer in Latin America. A stay at home mom? What about a loan to a mom in India to help her start her own small business? The gift you choose can be as unique as your mom is.