There are a lot of firsts this year, another one of those firsts being Mother’s Day while social distancing. Many of us are stuck at home and unable to physically be around our mom’s due to COVID-19. And for good reason, we want to keep our loved ones safe.
But, just because we aren’t able to be around mom physically, we can still find ways to celebrate her this Mother’s Day. Let’s be clear, anything and everything you do for mom will surely be loved and appreciated by her, but if you’re not sure what to do and are looking for some ideas, you’ve made it to the right place.
Here are some ways to celebrate Mother’s Day while social distancing:
# 1 – FaceTime / Skype
We can spend time with mom through the power of technology! This time of quarantine has really had me appreciating technology more than I ever had before. It allows us to do almost everything we used to do and all from home.
If your mama is comfortable with this tech stuff (I know many of our sweet loved ones aren’t exactly techies), then this is a great little way to see and communicate with her from a safe distance. You can even plan to eat dinner together! Ah, technology, you are soooOoo awesome!
# 2 – Send flowers
If the flower shops are up and running in your area, you can have a bouquet sent to mom directly. Choose her favourite blooms, and don’t forget to include a personalized note!
Keep a lookout for the flower shops that are also giving back to the community. Why not gift mom and your community at the same time?!
# 3 – Write her a letter
And send it through the mail or (if you can) drop it off in her mailbox.
Isn’t it funny how words seem so much more powerful when they’re taken out of our brains and placed onto paper?? It’s often easier to express ourselves in writing than through speaking.
This Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to send mom a letter, letting her know how much she means to us and how deeply she’s loved
# 4 – Send her a card
Or make one!
If you’re not one for words, writing an entire letter may feel a bit daunting, so why not send a card instead? And if you’re unable to pick up the perfect card for mom, why not try making one yourself?
If you’re really pressed for time, here are some beautiful FREE printable Mother’s Day Cards you can use!
# 5 – Make her a gift
Let’s stay on this DIY train and take it a step further! Why not let your creativity shine by making mom a gift?!
Fun Fact: being creative is really good for your well-being! So making a gift for mom is also a fun little way of adding some self-care into the mix. And I KNOW you need some of that right now.
Looking for some DIY gift ideas?? What about making her a self-care kit filled with homemade bath bombs, bath salts, body scrubs, her favourite teas, maybe a mug, and a journal she can write in?? Or making her a flower arrangement using her favourite flowers, colours, or ones that hold a special meaning??
# 6 – Donate to a charity in her honour
I know many of us struggle to find the perfect gift for our moms, and most of our moms will tell us that they don’t want or need anything. If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what to do for or give to mom this year, why not consider donating to a charity in her honour. You can choose a specific charity that mom loves and supports or one that’s working to help the community during this COVID-19 pandemic.
# 7 – Have a meal delivered to her
Ordering and having mom’s food delivered right to her door is a thoughtful (and oh-so-yummy!) way of treating mom from afar this Mother’s Day. In addition to the good eats, you’re also giving her a break from cooking that day AND supporting local small businesses! Win, win, winnn!
Feeling adventurous?? How about cooking her favourite meal and delivering it yourself?!
# 8 – Show some window love
Are you looking to feel all of the feels? Then this last idea is for you.
If you’re lucky to be living close enough to mom, where you can drive to her place (even if you don’t intend to go inside), and be able to see her through the window, I sooo encourage you to do it.
I recently visited my grandparents this way, and lemme tell you folks, it was magical. As soon as I called to let them know I was outside, we both started crying. They walked over to the window and we locked eyes, and the waterworks continued for all in attendance – happy, happy tears. ? We had an amazing conversation on the phone as we stared at each other, we said our “I Love Yous” and eventually waved goodbye. A feeling I won’t ever forget.
On a less mushy note, you can also do this Say Anything style by replacing the boombox with a Mother’s Day sign.
We are living in a strange time, but one thing that’s for sure is it’s bringing us back to the basics. Simple things like hugging our loved ones, things we can’t buy and often take for granted, are the things we cherish the most when we’re stripped away from everything. This has been one of the biggest takeaways from this pandemic for me. And I hope it’s something I continue to remember and be grateful for even after our world returns to normal.
And to all of the mommies out there, happiest Mother’s Day to you!
Let’s chat! How will you be spending Mother’s Day while social distancing??
I’ll be giving my mom some flowers and treating her to dinner this Sunday. How about you?? I’d love to hear all about it!