With less than two weeks before Mother’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share some of my Mother’s Day gift ideas. As you know, I love words and the sweet expressions they can share. Here are ways you can use your own poems, or poems from my new eBook release, Mothers Day Do-it-yourself Poem Kit.
A simple way to share a sentiment is to print it on a heavier stock paper, trim the edges with one of those fancy memory book scissors, and tie to a bunch of spring flowers or jar of candy. Regarding paper stock, standard typing paper is 20-pound. I use as high as 80-pound paper in my HP 6110 all-in-one Officejet, and it works great.
Photos can elevate your gift to one of year-round pleasure. Use your mother’s favorite photo of her own flowers, or find a photo of her favorite flowers. If you use Photoshop, you can scan it and layer your poem on the photo. If you don’t have such special software, just take the poem printed on heavy stock paper and fancy-cut edges and paste it on the print of the photo, and scan that. (If you don’t have a scanner, Kinko’s or Copy Max can scan it for you and give you a disk.) Then the fun begins.
Print that photo on a coffee mug, so she can remember your thoughtful gift with her morning coffee or tea. Mugs are great for printing photos of pets, too. Poems and photos look great on a mouse pad so she can think of you when she’s at her computer. If you mother uses earth-friendly grocery shopping bags, those can be personalized, as well, at such stores as Walgreen’s, K-Mart, Wal-mart. If you’re in a hurry, you can order these on-line, as well.
Another idea is a personalized shirt or T-shirt, and your mother can wear your love for her! Amazon, L L Bean, Golfsmith and many other stores carry these personalized items, and you can Google for more by searching “personalized golf shirt” and “personalized tennis or t-shirts.”
Wishing you and your family many good gifts and memories!