Mother’s Day is a day in which we celebrate and honor our mother’s. Mother’s day is celebrated throughout much of the world, however the date and type of celebration varies based on several factors. Tradition, religious beliefs and cultural differences make each Mother’s Day unique depending on the location. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, which just happens to be this weekend.
Mother’s Day On A Budget
If money is tight, celebrating Mother’s Day may be a concern for some of you. No one wants to disappoint their mother on the day set aside to honor motherhood. Fortunately there are several ways you can make the day special for that important woman in your life without breaking your budget. Here are a few suggestions for a frugal Mother’s Day celebration which will surely make her smile.
It’s The Thought That Counts
An old adage which actually rings true in this situation. The majority of mothers are by nature selfless individuals. Being a “mom” requires a lifetime of sacrifice which mothers around the world gladly offer to ensure their children are happy and healthy. Because of this, most mothers will be very happy with a thoughtful present or act regardless of how much it costs (or doesn’t). Smaller children can touch the hearts of their mothers with a little help from an adult. Homemade cards, gifts and special events planned for the day are all it takes to make Mom happy and feel appreciated and loved. Older children can prepare a special meal or make up coupons which can be traded in throughout the year for help around the house. In many cases, the most our mothers want on this special day is simply spending time with family and creating memories which will be cherished for a lifetime.
Celebrate Motherhood For All Mothers
It is important to not forget all mothers on this important day of celebration. Obviously this includes your own mother, but also wives, girlfriends, grandmothers and any other woman who has touched your life in a way only a “mom” can. Honoring all mothers is important to show respect and appreciation for all they do each and every day of the year.
Frugal Gift Ideas
There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day on a budget. Here are just a few of these ideas which are not only affordable but also easily personalized to match the personality and preferences of each mom.
- Picture Frame
- Photo Album
- Gift Certificate
- Time off (the cheapest and often most appreciated gift of all)
Depending on your individual budget and your mom’s personality, finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day may be challenging but not impossible. Take the time to really think about what would make your mom feel special and celebrated and incorporate a gift idea that provides that sense of appreciation.