Thursday, April 27, 2017

How To Show Mom You Care

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I always loved my Mom's long hair.





The other mothers I came across always had short hair. But my mom? She had flowing long hair. And the thing is, she was in the military, so it meant she always had to put it up. When she was in ROTC summer camp, some people told her that she had to cut her hair. It was too long. But my mom showed them that she could keep her long hair and would twist it up into a bun.




My mom taught me a lot growing up. How to be a leader. How to plant stuff. (But, well, I have a black thumb.) How to enunciate. How to be a good mother.

Now she's an amazing grandmother.





She's done so much for me, so I always want to show how I care. One thing I like to do is buy her cards from American Greetings. I grew up in the military and now I'm a military spouse, so I shop a lot at the AAFES base exchange on Joint Base San Antonio. There were rows of American Greetings products in the card section:






For almost every occasion you can think of, American Greetings has a card. I was focused on finding Mother's Day cards for the women in my life. I wasn't only buying for my mother but also my Nana Jo, who also lives in the area. She's 95, soon to be 96, and is one of my favorite people in the world. I believe I got my love of reading from her. We're forever talking about books we've recently read. (Jodi Picoult is a favorite author.)




Lucky for me, there is a coupon out so I was able to save money. If I bought 3 cards, I saved $2!




I also picked up gift bags and sparkly tissue.





There are lots of ways you can show your mother you care and that you are thankful for all they do.






1. Buy her a gift. I mean, this is pretty obvious, but pick something meaningful up. I've framed special photographs, and these always seem to be a hit. My mom loves horses, so I've found horse themed gifts. American Greetings has the cutest gift bags and I always have a bunch in the closet for special occasions.




2. Get her a gift card to her favorite store or restaurant. Mothers are always thinking of others so sometimes they need the push to get something for themselves.


3. Book her a massage. I know my mom is always running around, so her muscles could probably use a squeeze.


4. Pick up some chocolates. Well, you can't go wrong with chocolate!


5. Offer to cook her dinner. I'm not the best cook in the world, but a meal always tastes better when someone else makes it.


6. Buy her an American Greetings card! I picked one up for my mom, Nana Jo, and mother-in-law because American Greetings has a card for EVERY mother.





My mother means the world to me. I'm lucky that she's only 45 minutes away now. We're a military family so there were many times where we'd be far away and American Greetings cards were always there to keep us connected. The good news is now I can see her whenever I want.




And yes, she still has her long hair.


To learn more about American Greetings, check out their site here. You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.




Do you buy cards for the women in your life?

62 comments:

  1. One thing Singapore lacks is good cards. I used to send so many out, but once I moved here, unfortunately people stopped receiving cards from me bc they're awful. HA. I miss the States and London for that! Speaking of, thanks for reminding me Mother's Day is right around the corner! ;)

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  2. This is a great post. My mom is stellar and anything I can do to show her how much she has meant to me is TOO EASY.

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  3. I lost my mom in February, so this Mother's Day is definitely going to be different for me. I got some American Greetings cards for my Nana and MIL, though :)

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss. That would be tough. I am glad you still have women in your life you can be around.

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  4. I think cards are cute but they can be so expensive!

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    1. They can be, thank goodness for this coupon :)

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  5. For many older people, greeting cards are still very important. I prefer using ecards now, to save trees but I realize that for some people, getting something hand written is still very important ... so I do send out note cards with hand written messages too.

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    1. Yes, I'm all about a real card with writing in it. I save mine to look back on, so I don't think it's wasteful. :)

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  6. I love my mon and this is an awesome post! My mom does not like cards or chocolate, she is a bit more fancy and has a little expensive taste when it comes to gift. However it is definitely worth spending anything to show you care! Great post!

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    1. Exactly! If all you can do is a card, well, it's still wonderful. I'm glad my mother doesn't have an expensive taste!

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  7. Man I'm gonna miss my mom this Mothers Day!!

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  8. These are such lovely, keepsake photos. This is an awesome post that honors your mother, and I like that you also included tips to give readers ideas to honor their own. Those cards are great, too!

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  9. Its always hard for me to buy things for mom, she always buy whats she wants so I am gonna have to take heed to your suggestions.

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  10. That's so nice that you have such a good mom and that your kids have such a good grandma. American Greetings has really nice cards and a wide variety, perfect for Mother's Day!

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  11. We already did mothers day last month but we have a great chain of cheap card shops that sell cards and tacky gifts.

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  12. What a great post. I love the generational love and it's so fun to see a good story about it!

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  13. This is such a great post! It's so important to honor those amazing women in your life. I miss my Mom dearly and Mother's Day is usually difficult for me, but I am so grateful for all that she taught me.

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  14. I love American Greeting cards. They are always so beautiful and say just the right things. Mother's Day is just around the corner.

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  15. I love getting and giving cards. They are such a nice touch and am glad with the digital age they are still something we can physically send to mom!

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I'm always so envious of women with pretty flowing long hair .. and how cool that she kept it her entire life. Loving all of these cards .. every time I try to pick one out it seems like I spend hours finding just the perfect one!

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  17. Greeting cards are something my mom enjoys receiving. Thanks for the heads up on a coupon.

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  18. Mothers are amazing people, to whom we are forever indebted. I do love the AAFES shops, so many nice products to choose from!

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  19. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman, and you look just like her! These are some really great ideas for showing our moms that we care. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  20. I can't believe Mother's Day is quickly approaching. The time seems to fly around this time of year. I love American Greetings cards thanks to the wide selection of affordable, high-quality cards. It's so sweet that you're giving her this special gift.

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  21. I always have trou me getting my mom the perfect gift and card. There are just so many to choose from but none ever adequately show how you truly feel for your mom.

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  22. This is a great post. My mom is absolutely awesome and me and my girls LOVE every year showering her with awesome gifts to show her how awesome she is.

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  23. I need to do something for my mother. But with all of the allergies she has it's hard sometimes. Maybe a spa day or a massage I could pay for her. We shall see.

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  24. These cards are too adorable! I too love your moms long hair, wow. Jealous :) As a Military daughter myself, please thank your family for their service!

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  25. It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your mom. Military families are really special.

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  26. Aww so cute photographs. I love the post. Moms are fabulous.

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  27. Ah what a lovely lovely post! Mums are just the very best and it's great to stop and think how we can show them every once in a while!!! I love my mum!

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  28. Showing your mom how you care through cards is just eo sweet. I bet not all can do that these days. For me greeting card is more personal and special. You have a wonderful mom.

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  29. How sweet! Your mother is gorgeous and I love that you want to buy cards for her. I am sure she will cherish it

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  30. I am getting reay for this year mother´s day, I am planning to bring Mariachis! she loves them

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  31. I have always loved giving out cards, and American Greetings is really giving Hallmark a run for their money in terms of quality and design.

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  32. Such a good idea, It's been 10 years when my mom left us but I always remember her especially for Mother's day I miss her so much.

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  33. Mother's day should always be celebrated and thanks our Mom's for their love. You are lucky that your Mom is just near you. Take time and enjoy every time you are with them. Advance Happy Mother's day! -Anosa

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  34. A perfect post timing given that may's round the corner. That said, Moms ought to be celebrated year round - very nice pics and story!

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  35. Your mom sounds like an amazing person. It's really important that we show them how much we love and appreciate them.

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  36. That's such an awesome deal for anyone who's buying cards. I think it's really sweet to add a little note for your mom inside the card. It will make them feel even more special.

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  37. I just availed the same deal! It's awesome that you can get three cards! I think it's really sweet to include a card in your gift for your mom.

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  38. I need to start planning for Mother's Day over here! But I just want to say, I love your story about your mom's hair. I have long hair myself, and it great to see how she kept hers for so long. <3

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  39. good to know we all have to make sure the best of celebrations comes to and for our mums, amazing we plan and wish for the very best for them, mothers are so special they need the best care.

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  40. I'm not going to make it home to see my mom until the end of May. I am, however, sending her a cute print from Etsy for mother's day.

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  41. What a perfect post with mothers day coming around the corner! I am still debating on what to do for my mom on mothers day besides the usual brunch.

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  42. You are so lucky to have your mom in your life. She seems like such a fun and vibrant woman. I love that she never cut her hair despite what everyone was telling her. You are a great daughter too!

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  43. What a beautiful homage to your mom. My mom and I have always had a complicated relationship, but we love each other despite the flaws in our understanding. Your mom's hair was certainly beautiful!

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  44. I love the idea of cooking dinner for your mom! It's a great personal and quality time for you and your mom.

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  45. I love her long hair too! Mine is getting there. I just had it trimmed but I plan to GROW!
    Photos of her always make me smile. I'm glad you're close to her with geography now. Three generations of long hair!

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  46. Aw you did your Mom proud with this one. Thanks for the tips I always find myself cramming at the last minute to find my Mother a suitable gift!

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  47. I am all for massages! My husband got me a groupon last year for a massage and i loved it! Definitely beats flowers lol

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  48. I could totally go for a massage!!! But having a meal cooked for you is awesome too!

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  49. I'm planning to bake a cake, make a greeting card and a photo-album for my mom.

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  50. I love that she still has her long hair, that is one thing my kids always say they love about me. Happy early Mother's day!!!

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  51. Aww I love hearing about your love for your mom. I definitely love to give my mom a gift or an experience she's been wanting for a while...its adds that extra touch.

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  52. I love that your mom still keeps her long hair. Mother Day should be every day or week or month but its nice to highlight her on this day. Booking mom a massage is always a good idea.

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  53. Wow her hair looks really long! This is such a cute post talking about your love for your mom. How sweet!

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  54. Great post, your mom seem amazing and love her hair. Thanks for sharing, I will use some of these to prepare my mom some gifts.

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  55. Mother's Day is a really special day for us. I enjoy celebrating with my kids but more importantly like having my kids celebrate with their grandmothers. Thank you for sharing your story. I love hearing mother's day stories

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