A drawing lovingly made by my little one or some Spring flowers picked just for me really do make the most special Mother’s Day gifts. Really, gifts from the heart, especially handmade from my daughter are what I cherish the most.
This said, I’ve always appreciated a thoughtful Hallmark card. No, really! I’ve got a thing for Hallmark cards! I collect them. I keep them in my scrapbooks (that have gone untouched since Little One turned two years old!) and in a treasure box I keep for posterity. Gee! When I say things like that out loud (err…in print/online), it sounds really dorky and over-sentimental.
I think I come by it quite honestly since my mom is the same way. She loves a thoughtfully written card and presents that are sentimental. Can I tell you how many picture frames the woman receives every year with photos of her kids and grandchildren? I think she’s running out of wall space!
My mom would love some of the items Hallmark has for Mother’s Day this year.
I love the “Feel Loved. You Are.” wall hanging. I found the perfect spot on my wall for it. This is something I know my mom would appreciate for Mother’s Day too. The Hallmark Framed Embroidered Sentiments help remind us that “Life is a Special Occasion”. MSRP: $12.95 each.
For those who know me, know I’ve also got a slight obsession with decorative pillows! My poor husband asked me recently if it was necessary to have eight pillows on our bed! Granted, a few of them are for decorative purposes only. I sleep with two pillows and hubby uses one.
The decorative pillow obsession extends to the living room as well. I can’t help it. I like pretty pillows.
Home is where our loved ones are. The Hallmark Embroidered Pillows feature an embroidered sentiment for either Nana, Grandma or the family home. MSRP: $19.95 each. Quite fitting that the “Home” pillow matches my living room colours perfectly. The embroidered sentiment on the back of the pillow is beautiful and so true. “Right here, with these people I love, I have everything I could ever ask for”.
Another great gift for any mom is the Hallmark Ceramic Desktop Whiteboard with Marker. I don’t know about you, but this Mama needs to make lists and jot down notes all the time. I always joke that ever since I got pregnant with Little One, I’ve been suffering from “Momnesia”! This is why the Ceramic Desktop Whiteboard with dry-erase marker is perfect for ME! MSRP: $19.95 for small and $24.95 for large.
My little one got to my Hallmark delivery before I did. Plans for gifting this to my mom were dashed since I found the Hallmark Ceramic Desktop Whiteboard already with its label and price tag removed, AND covered in Little One’s drawing and writing. There’s a caption that reads “So lucky to have you” and I was surprised that Little One read it, because she doesn’t know how to read cursive writing yet! What a mystery!
These are three of my favourite Hallmark gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
My question for you is: What will you be giving YOUR Mom for Mother’s Day this year?
Hallmark Canada wants to give one lucky Life on Manitoulin reader an Embroidered Pillow like the one I received. I really love my “Home” pillow. To enter for a chance to win one of your own, complete the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway open to residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec). Ends March 31st, 2015 at midnight EST.
Disclosure – I am a member of the #LoveHallmarkCA Panel. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.