For whatever reason you are living away from home, you probably get a bit homesick every now and then. If it makes you feel any better, those at home miss you, too! It seems like special occasions make family members long for each other even more, and Mother's Day is no exception. If you are wanting to plan something special from across the miles, here are some ideas that might help you to prepare something memorable.
Your Voice - You probably already know that your mother's best gift might just be the sound of your voice. Perhaps you email or text regularly, but that is not quite the same as speaking to her in a way that you can have a real conversation. Start the day with an early morning phone call and make it even more meaningful by having plenty of time to talk.
Be prepared to tell your mom everything that's going on in your life as she's probably going to be asking you a lot of questions. Show interest in her world, too. In fact, it might be a good idea to write down questions you want to ask, as you might forget them once you're on the phone.
A Special Gift - Don't worry if you waited until the last day to send a gift. Thank goodness for same-day delivery from companies like On Time Delivery Service! It's true that it might cost more to ask for this service, but the knowledge that your gift will arrive on time is worth the expense. Think of creative gifts that your mother would not purchase for herself.
One idea is to order a bouquet made out of different types of fruit. Thanks to same-day delivery, the fruit will be fresh, delicious and ready to eat. Another idea is to order a candy bar bouquet. Have you seen pictures of those? There are enough candy bars to last your mother for a long time! Both a fruit bouquet or a candy bar bouquet come in attractive containers so she'll have something pretty even after the food is long gone.
Of course, flowers are also a wonderful option. Choose her favorite flowers and a pretty vase or a cute teddy bear to accompany that will be part of the flower arrangement. Again, the fact that the flowers will be delivered on the day that you order them means that they will arrive in excellent condition.
Don't forget to send a meaningful card or a letter that expresses your love and appreciation for your mother.