Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Meagan's mom and her son

I’m extremely blessed to be able to call my mother one of my best friends. Becoming a mom myself, my love and appreciation for my own mother has only multiplied. Looking for special ways to let your own mother know how much she means to you? This Mother’s Day, go beyond the traditional sentiments “I love you”, “I appreciate you” and “Thank you”; show your mother how you truly feel with these meaningful ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.


Breakfast in bed: What’s better than giving mom a break from cooking? How about surprising her with breakfast in bed!

Homemade spa: Being a mom entails a lot of physical labor. Let your mom know how much you appreciate her hard work by helping her relax; create a homemade spa by turning on soothing music, rubbing her feet, and giving her a massage.

Candlelight dinner: Cook your mom’s favorite dish and enjoy it together over candlelight.

Service: Does your mom have a least favorite chore? Surprise her by completing these tasks without being asked. As a mother myself, the greatest acts of love my family give me come in the form of folded laundry, a loaded dishwasher, and a mopped kitchen floor.

Book of photos: Gather photos of you and your mother that depict your relationship. Present them in book, photo collage, or frame.

Special playlist: Compile a list of songs that describe your feelings towards your mother.

Hallmark card: Express the deep impact your mother has had in your life in a Hallmark card.

I can’t wait to celebrate my own mother this Mother’s Day. As I mentioned earlier, my mom is one of my best friends. Although we live in different states, not a day goes by that we don’t talk on the phone. I love how we can (and do) talk about everything. Through example, she has taught me many life lessons: the importance of hard work, service, family, faith, and most importantly, love.

These life lessons give me strength and confidence to conquer whatever life throws at me. I only hope that one day I can become the type of mother that she is to me. Watching the way she unconditionally loves me and my children makes me realize just how lucky I am to call this beautiful woman my mother.

This Mother’s Day, let Hallmark help you #PutYourHeartToPaper. With many Mother’s Day Hallmark cards to choose from, there’s no better way to show mom just how much she means to you.

What does your own mom mean to you?


Meagan Ivie of A Mom’s Take loves being the mother to a toddler who thinks he's a puppy and a chocolate lab who wishes he were human. When Meagan isn't pulling her son from the doggie door or fishing dog food from his mouth, she enjoys decorating, crafting, cooking, thrift shopping, and eating at unique restaurants.

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