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As well as flowers ….

How else might you show your Mum your appreciation this coming Mother’s Day which, just to remind you, is on March 15th?

Now I’m not saying any of these ideas mean you don’t send flowers! I’m a florist after all and what Mum wouldn’t appreciate a lovely bouquet or pot of spring bulbs but I’ve been having a look around and discovered some great links I’d like to share with you.

50 Ways to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her is obviously a US site (do they take Mother’s Day more seriously than us??) but I love some of the suggestions which are actually going to reduce the workload of a Mum whose to-do list is never, ever completed. So washing her car, cleaning her house, making her a special dinner – especially if that meal can be shared afterwards (and the washing up done too). I like too the suggestion to make a card, perhaps with the help of grandchildren – so much more meaningful than a shop bought card. A scrap book full of photos, quotations, shared memories will give hours of pleasure too. There are loads more great ideas on this site though I think I’ll skip the one that suggests singing to my mum!

Here’s another, 31 Unexpected Ways To Show Your Mom You Love Her – this one is great if you have the time:

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Some of these are bought gifts but not all – I’d stop reading after suggestion no. 25 though!!

Finally, I enjoyed reading this South African post 10 ways to show your mom love which has a more thoughtful approach. Here’s the first of two ways to show you love:

Love her patiently: – Mothers have the hardest yet most incredible job with no pay. No position in the business world compares to the physical, emotional, and spiritual commitment she has in motherhood. Love here patiently because she’s tender to your needs, no one will care like your mother.

Love her gratefully: – Mothers would appreciate a simple thank you, not just today but from a genuinely thankful heart when least expected.

I hope this gives you some ideas for Mother’s Day 2015 – don’t forget it’s on March 15th! If you have any memories of a Mother’s Day which meant a lot to you do comment below – we’d love to hear from you.

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