Jan 15 2016 Tags: Blog
Officially, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. I have never been a great proponent of the concept of Mother’s Day – or even Father’s Day. Dedicating days to celebrating every member of the family is not something that made sense to me – after all, you already had birthdays and anniversaries, right? Anything in excess of this is clearly a ploy by all those card-printing companies nagging at your guilt to spend more of your money and boost their sales. As I have grown older I have come to realize the value of these days, randomly allocated to a day in the year to celebrate our parents’ contributions to our lives. As the reminder for Mother’s Day popped up on my desktop last week, it got me thinking about how my views had changed over the years. Five years ago I would have scoffed at the idea of sending a gift to my mother – how unnecessarily cheesy! But I now see, that this day allows us to reflect on all that our parents have done for us, all that they have sacrificed for us, and for those of us lucky– all that they will continue to do so. The further I progress in life, the greater my appreciation for all that my parents did for me. And thus I now think it is a great idea to set aside days that allow us to celebrate our parents – because unfortunately a lot of us forget all that they have done for us and do not treat them as we should. Treat your Mom to a Mother's Day Gift Basket. Find a basket that you can fill with gourmet fruit selections, cookie assortments, gardening gifts, wine hampers, fragrant floral gifts and more that you can put into gift baskets.