Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mother's Day is coming!

Gift ideas from

A "hand"made tablecloth
"My husband bought a large, white tablecloth and had the center embroidered with a Mother's Day greeting and the year. The two of us then painted my daughter's hands and made her handprints next to the date. Each year since, he has the year embroidered along the edge of the tablecloth and we add a new set of handprints next to it. It's been fun to watch the handprints get larger. Last year, we added baby #2!"
— Lara Lei Bailey, mother of Brystan, 4, and Braeden, 1, Santa Ana, California

Berry picking
"We head to our local strawberry farm and spend the afternoon picking luscious, ripe strawberries. Afterward, we go home and find different strawberry recipes (jellies, tarts, pies, and cakes). The strawberries also make a great gift for all the other 'moms' (babysitters, teachers, grandmothers) in our children's lives."
— Jennifer Steed, mother of Danielle, 6, and Daniel, 3, Benedict, Maryland

Love letters
"Each year, I write a letter to my daughters about the things they're interested in, the funny things they do, the things that make me proud, and I tell them that I love them. I place the letters in their baby books. I haven't decided when I'm going to give them these letters — it may be when they start high school, break up with their first boyfriend, get married, or have their own children."
— Janet Roden, mother of Jill, 6 1/2, and Laura, 2, Sharpsburg, Georgia

The gift of giving
"I make a charitable donation to an organization that helps mothers and children."
— Pamela Dickinson, mother of Luke, 21 months, Littleton, Colorado

Picture day
"My husband shoots an entire roll of film of me with my children each Mother's Day. I know I'll always get at least one portrait-quality photo, and I have an exact record of how everyone is growing."
— Heather Schechter, mother of Gabriel, 6 1/2, and Irene, 1, New York, New York

How about it, Middle Georgia moms? What's your favorite Mother's Day present to date? And what do you WISH your family would think to get you?


1 comment:

Carla said...

Years ago, the Macon Telegraph had a contest for children to draw a picture of their Mom and send it in. The best drawing would be in the paper on Mother's Day and you would receive some other gifts of which I can't remember. My daughter was 10 or 11 at the time and she drew a picture of me and sent it in. Her drawing didn't win or even get an honorable mention, but it meant the world to me for her to send it in.
- Carla Pryor, mother of Kate,28, John,26, and grandmother of Ryan, 6.