What a great day to remember to pause and say thank you to all the mothers and mother figures that grace our lives with love, care and compassion. This isn’t a day of grand gestures, what means the most to mothers is the knowledge that we see them and appreciate what they do for us. So if you’re looking for some tips on little things that will make the day count, here are some tips from Sapelle.
1. Start the Day with Breakfast in Bed
A classic one but a fantastic way of starting the day. Whether its buttered toast and some juice, or a full English breakfast – breakfast will set the tone for a day of pampering her. And if you’re not a dab hand in the kitchen, pop out to your neighbourhood cafe and bring back some warm toasty pastries.
2. Create an At-home Spa Sanctuary
If your Mom makes the ‘chipped nail varnish’ look cool, or she never has time to give herself a proper facial, here’s your chance to brush up on your pampering skills. We can almost guarantee that she’ll be purring at your shoulder and back rubs or manicure and pedicure, however new you are to it. Even just a day of ‘peace and quiet’ where a truce is called on all ongoing sibling disputes, filled with abundant calm, smiles, hugs and kisses can go a long way.
3. Let her Bask in Nostalgia
Bring out the baby photo albums, put on her favourite movie or songs and let Mom bask in a little bit of nostalgia. Even if you’ve heard the story of how you were born a thousand times, one more time won’t hurt on Mother’s Day. If she hasn’t spent time with her favourite friends because she’s been so busy, make a phone call and let them have a long relaxed chat.
4. Pen her Some Words From the Heart
You could go out and buy a beautiful card from the bookshop, but no words are sweeter than words that come from the heart. We think it’s a lot easier to write a letter than a short punchy message in a greetings card. So why not sit down and compose a love letter to your Mother, and let the words flow?
5. Select Gifts that Count
If you have the budget for a gift, however modest it is, buy her something that has a special meaning. Like an item that reflects her identity, or something from her favourite holiday destination. Buy her a gift that will last and don’t forget to tell her why you chose it so she’ll remember it always.
6. Tell her How you Feel
Whatever you do on Mother’s Day, remember the power of ‘I love you’ to heal hearts, dry tears, re-build bridges and create smiles.