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Making Mother’s Day Memories

Jenny Harper
Family Features

Mother’s Day is a lovely way to pay tribute to moms and other women who have nurtured us, taught us and influenced our lives. If you’re looking for a special way to say thank you and give her a wonderful memory, try some of these ideas.

• Make Her a Favor Book – Put together a coupon book of favors that the kids will do for her. Write things like “I will help with the dishes,” “Good for one long cuddle,” and “Mom picks the movie” on index cards or slips of pretty paper and staple them together to make a booklet.

• Say it With Flowers – In Victorian times, bouquet flowers were chosen very carefully because each flower had a special meaning. Give mom a bouquet that tells her how you feel. Some examples:

* White carnations symbolize the purity and strength of motherhood. Pink ones mean gratitude, and red ones express deep love and affection.

* Red roses are for deep love, pink for admiration, grace and elegance.

* Hibiscuses are for delicate beauty. Get some to show her that she’s beautiful inside and out.

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• Host a Special Brunch. Gather friends and family to celebrate motherhood at a leisurely brunch. Take plenty of photographs and pass around a memory book for guests to write down words of thanks and encouragement.

• Set up a buffet that includes Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Quiches. These bite-sized beauties can be made ahead of time and frozen – they’re a snap to reheat.

There are dozens of ways you can celebrate moms and the women in your life – get creative and give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.

Mother’s Day is a lovely way to pay tribute to moms and other women who have nurtured us, taught us and influenced our lives. If you’re looking for a special way to say thank you and give her a wonderful memory, try some of these ideas.

• Make Her a Favor Book – Put together a coupon book of favors that the kids will do for her. Write things like “I will help with the dishes,” “Good for one long cuddle,” and “Mom picks the movie” on index cards or slips of pretty paper and staple them together to make a booklet.

• Say it With Flowers – In Victorian times, bouquet flowers were chosen very carefully because each flower had a special meaning. Give mom a bouquet that tells her how you feel. Some examples:

* White carnations symbolize the purity and strength of motherhood. Pink ones mean gratitude, and red ones express deep love and affection.

* Red roses are for deep love, pink for admiration, grace and elegance.

* Hibiscuses are for delicate beauty. Get some to show her that she’s beautiful inside and out.

• Host a Special Brunch. Gather friends and family to celebrate motherhood at a leisurely brunch. Take plenty of photographs and pass around a memory book for guests to write down words of thanks and encouragement.

• Set up a buffet that includes Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Quiches. These bite-sized beauties can be made ahead of time and frozen – they’re a snap to reheat.

There are dozens of ways you can celebrate moms and the women in your life – get creative and give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.

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