This post is sponsored by MyPostcard.
My mom is such an important person in my life and I am always looking for ways to say “I love you” to mom.
These days I am seldom with my mom on Mother’s Day so, I need to share my love with her from afar. This can mean sending Mother’s Day deliverable gifts or finding a way to connect virtually.
Fortunately, it’s so easy to do things virtually these days and end up showing real love.
Send a Photo Card to Mom
If there is one thing that makes my mom even happier than seeing her kids, it’s seeing her grandkids. I use MyPostcard to create a custom card to be mailed to her. I usually put a family photo on the front, a picture of just my kids on the inside, and a special message.
This is one of my favorite ways to show mom love from afar because I can do it all from my phone with the MyPostcard app and mom gets a photo card made just for her. (There are templates, quotes, and sentiments in case you aren’t feeling creative.)
You can also order audio cards (with your own voice!), picture books, and framed photos through MyPostcard and have them delivered right to mom’s door. How fun to send a card with our voices or a picture album of all the fun times we’ve had together.
Video Chat with Mom
Wondering how to show mom you love her? Tell her right to her face. No matter where in the world we are, we can (almost) always video chat with mom. She loves seeing our faces and interacting with us. We do too!
If I am feeling extra organized, I get my brother and nephew on the video call so we can all be together virtually. FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom are all good apps for video chatting.
Share How Mom Has Helped
Nothing warms mom’s heart like hearing about how she has positively impacted you life. Come up with a specific example of how she’s helped and share that with her. You can add it to the MyPostcard greeting card, or tell or over a video chat or on the phone.
DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
When we are in the same country as my mom, we like to make a homemade mother’s day gift. My mom is almost as much of a tea lover as I am, so one year we made heart shaped tea sachets. It’s easy:
- Cut a heart out of a piece of cardstock.
- Trace the heart onto a coffee filter.
- Layer two coffee filters or fold the coffee filter so there are two layers.
- Using embroidery thread, backstitch along the tracing of the heart. Stop when you have stitched 2/3 of the heart.
- Fill the pocket with a tablespoon of loose leaf tea.
- Finish stitching the heart.
- Cut out the heart, just outside the stitching.
Plan a Trip Together
My mom and I both like to travel and sometimes we like to do it together. We’ve traveled to China and Sweden together and met up in France and Canada. Not to mention the countless trips within the United States. Having a trip on the calendar makes us both feel good and have something to look forward to.
Whether it’s a trip to the other side of the world or a get together at one of your homes, plan a special time together and block off the dates on your calendars. Creating memories together is bonding and something mom’s love.
Play a Virtual Game with Mom
Sometimes we want to connect over an activity rather than just talking. Apps like Words with Friends and HouseParty allow us to have game night with mom. with HouseParty, we can all get on the app from our own devices and play one of a bunch of games. We can even play Uno like we did when I was a kid.
Take a Class Together
My mom and I are both life long learners. She takes classes every semester at her local university. Signing up for a virtual class together is a fun way to virtually spend time together doing something we both like. MasterClass offers a ton of fun classes so you can both find something interesting to do together. We like cooking classes and wine tasting (then you can drink together too!).