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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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Kathy Davis Special Mother’s Day Series!

Kathy Davis Special Mothers Day Series! It’s is our pleasure to talk about one of our favorite artists, Kathy Davis. Kathy is a best-selling designer, artist and author who grew up loving art! Though she is a self-described late bloomer, she began making greeting cards as a young child. These days she lives in Horsham, PA with her family and a menagerie of pets. It is her mission to “Scatter Joy – Joy through art, Joy through living, Joy through giving.” Her greeting cards, which feature sunny, nature-inspired watercolors with heartfelt sentiments, will surely scatter joy among your family and friends. This Mother’s Day, Kathy is celebrating by featuring a special series on her blog. Here is a little more on the special project in Kathy’s own words…

It is not often that I get as excited about a project as I am about THIS one!!!

As you know, May brings with it some beautiful things…longer days, warmer sunshine, blooming flowers…and Mother’s Day!

This year, the day that we honor Mothers falls on Sunday, May 13th, and I have a very special treat in store!  Starting May 6th and lasting all through the week leading up to Mother’s Day, I am posting interviews with some very special Mothers and Daughters.

Since my own daughter, Katie, has chosen a career in the Arts as I have, I thought it would be interesting to do a blog series that features mothers and daughters who share the creative gene. I rounded up six different mother-daughter duos (including Katie and myself) who have agreed to share a bit of their personal stories with us about how they keep art in the family.

Tune in to find out more about our Mother-Daughter duos …and please help spread the word. I’m hoping that these “Conversations with Mothers and Daughters in the Arts “will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart.

We love this idea and can’t wait to read all the posts about the Mother-Daughter duos! If you’re as big of a Kathy Davis fan as we are here at BlueMountain.com, be sure to check out all of Kathy’s featured eCards - especially her new Mother’s Day eCard!

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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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Moms Make History–Even Today

Moms Make History  Even TodayEverybody has had a mother.  All mothers change the world when they deliver a new person into its midst.  A delightful Jewish proverb says, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”

Though we could mention a host of moms who have played an active role in the shaping of our history, some come more quickly to mind.  Consider these:

  • Mother Teresa—Though not a literal mother, this woman “mothered” thousands of needy souls and ultimately won the Nobel Prize for Peace.
  • Grace Darling Seibold—Mrs. Seibold started a group called the Gold Star Mothers after losing her son in the battles of World War I.  The Gold Star Mothers made it a point to visit and care for servicemen in hospitals throughout the country.
  • Dale Evans Rogers—The woman who wrote “Happy Trails” was often in the midst of pain as she lost three children.  She continued to show a positive face to America and inspired the work of a children’s hospital for mentally challenged youth.
  • Jackie Kennedy—The woman who became an icon of strength upon the death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.  She brought up her children to honor and respect others and kept protective watch over them for the rest of her life.
  • Nancy Hanks Lincoln—The mother of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln is forever cherished by these words from her famous son.  “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”

As we think about mothers who have shaped history, we have to applaud every mother who has tirelessly, relentlessly, and stubbornly held on to her hope, her belief and her love for her children.  As Washington Irving so eloquently stated it…

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

Happy Mother’s Day to the millions of nurturing women who make history by shaping the lives of their children and who give us hope for the future by their great devotion and love.

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