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Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day greetings on a card picturing tulips with a lay ribbon.

It’s May and there’s nothing like springtime in WNY. We hope you are enjoying the flowers and the warmer weather here at our Autumn Creek apartment community. May also means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared? We’ve got some ideas to help you get ready in our post today.

What are your resources?

First, take into account your resources. If you are short on cash, there are plenty of other things you can do that are just as — or even more — meaningful as a purchased gift. A heartfelt letter about why you love and appreciate your mom is priceless. Include specifics about what she taught you, favorite memories, and things you learned from her. If your mother lives in the same area, you could prepare a favorite meal, or send or take her the fixins for an easy-to-make dinner for a night when she’s too tired to cook. Be creative in your efforts.

Do you have a plan?

Second, plan ahead. Be prepared ahead of time so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute for a gift for Mom (you don’t want to end up with a cheesy mug). How about getting a printed book filled with pictures of you and your mom? It will bring back a rush of shared memories. And, if you do let it slip and need a last minute gift, shop online and have a gift certificate to her favorite store or website (can you say Amazon) delivered to her inbox. Just remember to get her something she will enjoy, not something you would like for yourself.

Send Her Flowers

Third, if you ran out of time and didn’t plan ahead, flowers are always a great gift idea, especially if they come with a card that you can write a thoughtful note on. Keep in mind that if you’re not in the same state as your mother, you can always surprise her with coming home to a beautiful bouquet of bright vibrant flowers from 1800-Flowers, or, if she’s not into flowers, edible arrangements.  

We hope that you have a wonderful day remembering your mom (or other special mothers in your life) this month. Where are your favorite places to pick up flowers in the East Amherst, NY area? Let us know in the comments.