Monday, 27 February 2012

The best way to send greeting cards for Mother’s Day

The mom in your life is sure to be pleased with a greeting card and some flowers, but why not go the extra mile this year and make her gift extra special? If you want a Mother’s Day gift that stands out from the rest, take a look at these best ways to send greeting cards for the upcoming holiday.

Stuff your card with something special

Usually, sending Mother’s Day cards is a way to express your appreciation for a mother figure, whether she is your own mom, your wife, your sister, or your aunt. However, the thanks don’t have to end there. To make your Mother’s Day card extra special, you may want to consider including a gift card with it, which is an easy and convenient way to to give her something that she really wants. If you notice that she loves to get manicures, include a gift card for her favourite salon. Or if you want to treat her to an all-day pampering retreat, include appointment details for her favourite spa. And if you don’t get to spend enough time with her, stuff her card with a restaurant gift card and movie tickets for two.

Use it as the exclamation mark to an all-day shopping trip.

Let’s face it: most women love to shop. Treating your mother figure to a special trip where she gets to pick out items just for her (instead of for the kids or for you) could be her dream come true. Later, while you’re bringing in the bags from your retail adventure, tie a ribbon and attach your card to the biggest bag so that she can’t miss it. It will be the perfect way to end your day together.

Hide it inside a handbag.

You can’t go wrong with buying her a durable yet stylish handbag that is versatile enough for her many roles. If you pick the right one, she will fall in love with her gift instantly, and once she peeks inside, she’ll know that you really went over the top this year.

Decorate your breakfast-in-bed tray with it.

When it comes to giving Hallmark greeting cards, pairing them with breakfast in bed is one of the best ways to do it. Be an early bird on Mother’s Day morning so that you can have time to prepare all of her favourite breakfast treats. Arrange a tray with pancakes or waffles, an omelette, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a single flower. As the finishing touch, place your card on the tray as well so that she can read about how much you appreciate her as she sinks her teeth into something sweet and savoury.

Send it electronically.

Even if you can’t be with her during the holiday, you can at least tell her what an amazing nurturer she is. Prove that distance doesn’t lessen gratitude for her by sending a Hallmark E-card that she can open on Mother’s Day and show off to all of her friends. Remember, it’s not the medium that counts; it’s the message.

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