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Gratitude Guide for Mom: How to say Thank You and Show Mom your Gratitude

Gratitude Guide for Mom: How to say Thank You and Show Mom your Gratitude

Happy Mother’s Day – Those three little words are loaded with so much meaning that there’s no possible way to fit all the things that make up those words into a single day. Yet, we try our best to give tokens of love to our moms with the hope that even just an ounce of what we feel is communicated to them.

So, how do you begin to show your gratitude for all she’s done and continues to do? We’ve compiled a Gratitude Guide with some ideas and inspiration to help you. Keep in mind that, when it comes down to it, most mothers would agree that your time is more wanted than things; your validation of who they are, more precious than gold…

List of Gratitudes
A daughter wrote a letter to her 80 year old mother, telling her how thankful she was for all the things her mother did for her while she was growing up. Her mother said it was the best Mother’s Day gift she ever received, and wants it to be included in her eulogy. Click Hereto read Faye’s letter to her mother…and maybe grab a tissue. If you would like to do something like this, you can use our Blue Mountain printable stationery as a beautiful backdrop for this gift she’ll cherish.

Sing it
Do you have musical talent? Write your mom a song and sing it to her, or record it for her so she can listen to it over and over again.

Dedicate a song on the radio
If singing isn’t your thing, call up her favorite radio station and see if they’ll dedicate a song to her at a time she’s probably listening.

A box of 52 of your favorite memories about your mom
Find or make or your own decorative box and write down 52 of your best-loved memories about your mom. She’ll get to read one each week over the next year.

Garden walk treasures
Go on a garden walk with Mom and collect leaves, petals, and anything that catches your eye. Back at Mom’s house, create a window display of your treasures reminding her of your enjoyable afternoon together.

Record a personalized ringtone for her cell phone.
Give her a heart a tug every time her cell phone rings. Record a special ringtone of all the kids/grandkids yelling, ‘We love you Mom/Grandma!”

Jewelry with meaning
Give her vintage map jewelry of the state/country where you grew up, her favorite bible verse, or a much-loved passage from a favorite book 
or poem.

A Now and Then Photo
Frame a photo of you and Mom from when you were still a baby and she was a young mom, and one of the two of you now.

Take a class together.
If you live close to your mother, take a class together of something she always wanted to do like sewing, painting, cooking, etc. Not only will it be a fun experience, but the time spent together is priceless.

Mother’s Day Photo Magnet
All moms have them—photos covering the refrigerator of all their children and grandchildren. This is a wonderful idea that can turn a photo of each person she loves into a magnet itself. You can make one of every child and grandchild. Once you’ve made the magnets, post them to her refrigerator with notes from each person on the magnet about what they love about her so she’s reminded every single day what an amazing woman she is and how she’s touched their lives.

Make a recurring appointment for a phone call with Mom each week. Plus, if you have siblings, assign each one a different day of the week to call Mom so she hears from her children regularly.

Tell Mom what you learned from her example.
This popular poem by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan is a wonderful way to honor mom and has been shared in many forms time and time again.

One of our Blue Mountain editors has created a Pinterest Board for many of the ideas you’ve read about in our blog today, and we also invite you to use our Mother’s Day eCards to help celebrate your wonderful moms.

All of us at Blue Mountain wish you and your mom a Mother’s Day to remember!

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Mother’s Day Gifts: Then & Now

We invite you to travel down memory lane with us as we showcase some then-and-now Mother’s Day gifts in the chart below. We bet you’ll nod your head in agreement and even enjoy a few laughs as you compare what a typical gift was “back then” to what it would be today. You may even pick up a few gift-giving or -getting ideas yourself.

Mothers Day Gifts: Then & Now

 

My, how times have changed! Don’t you agree that the gifts we used to give our moms decades ago for Mother’s Day look quite a bit different than the ones moms (or grandmas or maternal figures) are getting today?

Granted, technology, convenience, and just the natural progression of life have had a lot to do with this. But we’re sure everyone agrees that the one and only intent behind the gifts has constantly remained—and will always continue to remain—the same: to show our love and gratitude to an amazing woman who is raising a child.

We invite you to “share” this blog post with friends and family, too. We bet they’ll love it! And if you have other gift ideas that you think have made big changes over the years, feel free to leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Memories with Mom

Memories with Mom

Each year, as Mother’s Day approaches, it is with great pleasure that we get the opportunity to recount all the beautiful moments we’ve shared with that one very special lady in our life. After all, our mothers (or mother figures) truly are at the very heart of our dearest memories.

Those wonderful memories are usually centered around vivid “togetherness” moments in time, whether in the kitchen, at the park, on vacation, or just about anywhere else in this world. Which is why Blue Mountain decided to create a beautiful new Mother’s Day eCard this year highlighting a collage of exactly those kinds of moments.

In the same vein, we asked our Blue Mountain family to share their own photos of personal happy “mom memories”— whether reminiscing of old memories or creating new ones. And here’s what they had to say:


Caroline Leech, Senior Editor
Memories with Mom

“We were celebrating my son David’s fourth birthday at his grandmother’s house in this photo. He was answering my question, ‘What did you wish for?’ He said he was wishing for a big piece of cake! He’s 21 now and Grandma is gone, but her chocolate cake recipe still stirs happy memories for us.”

Danielle Krouse, Community Manager
Memories with Mom

“This photo captures pure joy! Being able to experience the first time my daughter got to feel what it’s like to go down a sliding board at the park is something I’ll never forget. I look at this picture and I can still hear her little giggle, and it instantly puts a smile on my face. I’m so glad we were able to capture this mommy/daughter moment in time.”

Deann Hoffland, Marketing Manager
Memories with Mom

“In this photo, my son and I were heading out for his first Trick-or-Treat. He was the cutest little tiger ever! It was such an awesome experience watching him enjoy all of the other children in costumes and getting all those little treats in his basket!”

Melissa Jamison, Senior Brand Manager
Memories with Mom
“My son Jack always loved playing in the water for bath time. He’d splash and laugh and laugh and splash! I thought this picture was especially funny because he kinda looks like he’s a pirate saying, ‘Argh, me matey!’ He’s always been a bit of a character, and this showed just one of his many smiley faces.”

Noha Youssef, Assistant Brand Manager
Memories with Mom
“My little daughter is fascinated with children’s books. This photo shows us opening a book together. I had so much fun watching her explore new things and repeat every sound she heard. She also danced as the music played when she turned each page. I never thought having a daughter would bring me so much joy!”

Maria Isabella, Content Marketing Editor
Memories with Mom
My oldest grandson and I were at the Cleveland Zoo the day this photo was taken. He lives out of town, so this was a special ‘date’ for the two of us while he was visiting. We laughed at the monkeys, fed the seals, and shared an ice cream sundae. He still talks about that day, and I still treasure that happy one-on-one time we had together.”

Are there any special “mom memories” you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below.

 

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MOTHER’S DAY ECARDS FOR CHARITY

This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day and moms everywhere, Blue Mountain has partnered with 10 important and deserving non-profit organizations that support women-related causes. Help us spread the love and raise awareness for the health and well-being of mothers and children around the world by celebrating with us and sending or sharing these touching holiday ecards from the following organizations:

MOTHERS DAY ECARDS FOR CHARITY

Clicking on the image above will direct you to the page at bluemountain.com that showcases each organization’s mission and their individual postcard design that you
can send.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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WHAT IS A MOTHER? Mood Board

WHAT IS A MOTHER? Mood Board

What is a Mother?

She’s that special someone who knows how to put love between a little child and a big world…she’s the heart and soul of the family who can mend hurts, warm hearts and understand the gentle power of a smile and a few kind words.

A mother is someone who can juggle a thousand different things at once and yet still have time just for you. She’s the best kind of friend who speaks with the voice of experience but knows when you need to make your own way in the world. And when you go, she is the one who is always  just a step or two behind you, making sure you are safe and happy and well.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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“WHAT TO WRITE…” for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is such a special time for remembering all those wonderful women in our lives who mean so much to us. Whether they are our own moms, our mother-in-laws, grandmothers, wives, daughters, sisters, teachers or other role models, it’s a perfect time to reflect on what each has brought our way and how they have touched our lives.

Gifts and Greetings

Many people remember their moms and others with anything from simple to elaborate gifts for Mother’s Day, but the one thing these gifts usually have in common is that they’re accompanied by sincere and meaningful cards with heartfelt thoughts. In most cases, a truly personal card is often a beautiful gift in itself. Something to treasure. A keepsake. A reminder of a special day and all the warm and loving moments it held. It’s the thing she’ll cherish most tomorrow and the days after that.

It’s in the Details

When thinking of what to say in your message, make some mental notes of how you picture your mom now and even when you were younger. Can you think of things you’ve done together, perhaps this year or in the past (going to a spa together, shopping for new school clothes, looking for wallpaper?) What words would you associate with her (daring, smart, funny, brave, thoughtful?) Are there specific things that remind you of her (pink nail polish, wine spritzers, kuchen, “permanent” kits, bathing caps, Chantilly, ironing bedsheets, Ivory soap, white gloves, knickknacks?)

What to Write…

Following are some ideas for things you can write in Mother’s Day cards for the many “moms” in your life. But it’s most important to remember that your words should sound sincere and that they came from you. As you read through these, think of how you can combine them with the ideas you thought of above to make the message your own. After all, it’s the little details in the words you choose that will bring a tear to her eye.

For Your Own Mom

Today I am reminded once again how truly special you are to me…
Don’t know how you do it, Mom, but you always seem to have time for everyone…
It’s not until we have children of our own that we realize what it really means
to be a mom…
Thanks, Mom, for the everyday things you do that make our lives so special…
Mom, I have so many wonderful memories of growing up…
You’ll always have a special place in my heart, Mom…
There are so many things I have learned from you, Mom…
Every family has its own stories, traditions and memories…
Mom, do you know how many times I’ve thought to myself…

Check out our Mother’s Day cards for your mom

 For Any Mom

You make my/the world a brighter (nicer, warmer) place…
What a joy it is remembering someone as special as you on Mother’s Day…
You have a way of making others feel happy (comfortable, confident)…
Today is special because you are…
You’ve touched my life in a special way…
You’re such a blessing in my life (You’re such a blessing to so many…)
When I think of you, I think of so many things… but mostly I remember…
For the special person you are and the loving mother you’ve become…

Check out our Mother’s Day cards for all moms

 For Wife

You fill my/our heart with everything wonderful…
Lucky me/us—having you to love!
You’ll always be first in my/our heart and in my life…
We’d be lost without you…
Day after day you fill our hearts with happiness…
I wouldn’t trade our lives for anything in the world…
I love this journey we’re on together…

Check out our Mother’s Day cards for wife

 For a New Mom/Mom-to-Be

A new baby in your arms–a forever love in your heart…
It’s the first of many happy Mother’s Days to come…
Your first Mother’s Day…awwww-some!
Your baby’s (going to be) so lucky to have you for a mom…
Wishing you joy as you await the arrival of your little one…
(A new) Love is on the way…

Check out our Mother’s Day cards for new moms

 Less Sentimental

Thinking of you warmly today and hoping your day is a special one…
With a heart full of wishes for a day full of happiness…
It’s a special day for remembering special people like you…
Wishing you everything that will make this a perfect day for you…
Relax, enjoy, and celebrate…
Hope Mother’s Day is just your cup of tea…

Check out our funny Mother’s Day cards

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eCard of the Week – You Bee Special

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Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, and if you’re planning on sending a Mother’s Day eCard, our eCard of the Week might just be your perfect pick. Our pick this week is “You Bee Special,” an adorable interactive eCard that is sure to make Mom smile. This card was designed by talented BlueMountain.com artist, Drew King. Drew believes the best eCards embody motion, aesthetic, and are just fun to watch. We couldn’t agree more and hope you have fun watching this week’s pick.

 

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$10,000 Mother’s Day Sweepstakes & Mother’s Day Quiz

$10,000 Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

This Mother’s Day we’re honoring motherhood and helping you celebrate Mom by sending her (or yourself… it’s up to you!) on a $10,000 dream vacation.  Here’s how…

$10,000 Mothers Day Sweepstakes & Mothers Day Quiz

  1. Click on the image to the right.
  2. Fill-in your registration information to be entered into the $10,000 grand prize drawing.
  3. Bonus: Find out if you’re an instant winner of numorous other prizes by filling in the blanks of a Mother’s Day Poem. (Prizes include an Amazon Kindle, spa, coffee house or restaurant gift cards and more!)

After you’ve finished filling in the blanks of your Mother’s Day poem, and  find out if you’re an instant winner, enjoy the option of sending your uniquely crafted poem to a special mom in a Mother’s Day eCard or by e-mail.

Honor mom and win big – good luck!

Fun Mother’s Day Quiz:

Another way to have fun this Mother’s Day is by playing a Mother’s Day Quiz: “What Makes a Great Mom.” What qualities in a mom inspire you to be a great mom, yourself? Take our quiz to find out, then see what your answers reveal about you.  Enjoy celebrating mom and learn something new about yourself!

$10,000 Mothers Day Sweepstakes & Mothers Day Quiz

 Happy Mother’s Day!

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