The second Sunday of May became officially Mother's Day, and it is now the most popular day of the year with the highest telephone, restaurant and retail activity. Sons and daughters use this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers by purchasing everything from chocolate and flowers to the coveted designer handbags and diamond jewelry.
Do you think we should go back to Anna Jarvis' original intent and stay true to the Mother's Day sentiment; or, should we indulge our mothers by purchasing gifts instead?
Personally I think any gift (no matter how expensive) accompanied by a handmade note, card, picture or letter is the perfect balance of both ideas. I have received many beautiful gifts on Mother's Day from my husband and children, but I must admit that my collection of Mother's Day handmade items is for me the real treasure!
Here are a few cute handmade ideas to inspire you to make your own...
|Personalized tree pillow by: Blue Leaf Boutique on Etsy|
|Mother's day picture bouquet|
|Mother's day heart card|
|Sentiment garland by: The Country Chic Cottage (tutorial)|
|DIY Candle votive by: Homemade Serenity Blog|
|I heart mum t-shirt: idea by The Londoner Blog|
|DIY handprint flower vase|
|budded tree branch and bird pendant by: Morgan Prather on Etsy|