2022 is, we hope, the year that sets us back on the road to normality. Most of us have spent the past two years observing some level of restriction due to the coronavirus pandemic, and many of us have experienced real heartache and loss over this period.
This year things are starting to get back to how they were before COVID-19, and in many ways, that makes it ideal for showing your love and support for your family. With this in mind, maybe in 2022, you should take Mother’s Day a lot more seriously than you may have done in the past.
You may feel that Mother’s Day is something of an arbitrary occasion. Perhaps you think it’s not really an authentic celebration and is chiefly designed to make you part with your hard-earned money in order to fulfill something of a false obligation. Maybe in 2022, you can look to be less cynical about the specific date and just concentrate on what it represents.
Showing Your Mother Just How Much She Means to You
Once you get past any potential issues you have with the date itself; you should move towards actually remembering the date, which is on May 9th in the US in 2022, as you may have forgotten it on far too many occasions before.
Maybe over the past two years, you haven’t been able to make the occasion or might not even have been able to see your mother at all; both reasons make celebrating the date in 2022 even more crucial.
It’s true that sometimes life can get in the way, and you might overlook the date; that’s understandable. However, if you plan ahead enough and set yourself reminders and look to enlist the assistance of your siblings or other family members, you can help make the day a truly memorable one that your mother would not only greatly appreciate but would also remember for a long time to come.
Getting a Gift and Planning a Special Day
When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, we feel the best and most effective way to go is towards the more personalized types of options. This way, the gift is not only an item that will be gratefully received for what it is but also for what it symbolizes. This is particularly the case if you are not entirely confident about what your mother would actually want as a gift.
Often you might ask your mother ‘what would you like as a present,’ and they might tend to answer something along the lines of ‘I don’t need or want anything’ or ‘don’t get me anything,’ in both these instances you should, obviously, not take her at face value.
Get her a nice custom-made item of jewelry, perhaps a letter necklace that may spell out the name of a grandchild or maybe her own name, some way of giving the piece of jewelry a statement value that makes it unique and therefore all the more perfect for the occasion.
Another lovely, solid option would be some sort of photo album that helps mark her importance in the overall family unit. Collate new and old images, maybe with some surprises that your mother may have never seen before or might have forgotten all about, and maybe add some keepsakes or other memorabilia that helps add further meaning to the gift.
Follow up any gift with some sort of special occasion. You can look to invite the extended family for a surprise visit or party. Once again, don’t ask her permission for this as she may well just say it’s too much fuss when in reality she’d jump at the chance of seeing all her children and grandchildren in one place as it’s a great chance to catch up and will give this Mother’s Day even more significance.
Such an event will take planning and could involve the need to come up with an ‘excuse’ to get her out of the house, or to visit another location, in order for the surprise to really work effectively. This means getting all your planning done nice and early.
You might want to create a diversionary celebration, perhaps taking her out for a meal and then having all her friends and family arrive at the restaurant. Whatever the special day is, be aware of the possible logistical nightmare that awaits but don’t use this as an excuse to not do it at all. This brings us neatly to the next point.
Never Forget What She Has Done For You
If we are honest, many of us can be pretty complacent when it comes to our mothers. That may be down to the fact that we know them so well and have spent our entire lives in their company, but for whatever reason, we may have forgotten just how important they have been to our lives.
Firstly it goes without saying, but shouldn’t be forgotten, that they brought you into this world, and you depended on them for your most formative years. This is a huge reason to show them love and respect, and the very least you can, therefore, do is to celebrate their presence; indeed, this is what Mother’s Day is all about.
Big or Small, Make It a Special Day
Whatever you have planned for Mother’s Day, whether that’s a huge family celebration or a simple gift that has a deep and priceless meaning, make it a special moment that will live long in her memory.
Don’t stretch yourself if you are unable to do so; perhaps family commitments or financial constraints are a factor but do remember to do something that will make your mother feel as special as she deserves to feel.