In just 3 weeks we get to honor all the moms, stepmoms, grandmoms and adopted moms of the world for all their blood, sweat and tears! We get to thank them for all of the behind-the-scenes work we didn't even know about until we became parents ourselves. All of the planning, protecting, juggling, organizing, taxi driving, lunch packing, taking care of us when we were sick and everything else they do and have done often without any recognition! And while I know this holiday may not be warm and fuzzy for everyone maybe you know a single mom who could use a little cheering up this year! So, instead of buying flowers that will die in a week or another boring gift card, go with a sentimental gift for the woman who has dedicated so much of her life to her children! And the sooner you get on it, the better... these kinds of gifts take a little more time and thought than running into Walgreens on your way to brunch! Here are just a few of my favorite photo gift ideas: Make her a photo card from Walgreens These cards, filled with memories, are way more sentimental than the generic, overly priced ones you can buy at the store! Mother's Day Photo Book Give a book full of memories she will cherish now and in years to come!
Make your own using Mixbook, my favorite photo book site! This site is incredibly user-friendly and has pre-made templates so all you have to do is drag and drop your photos onto the pages!
Make a Slideshow of Your Favorite Pics & Memories iPhone Users
Open Photos App from your PHONE
Click "Library" at the bottom of your screen
Click "Select" in the top right corner
Select the photos you want for the slideshow
Click the "Share" icon in the bottom left of your screen
From that menu select "Slideshow"
If you want to add more options click the slideshow while it's playing and then click "Options" in the bottom right corner
Google Photos Users
Open Google Photos on your COMPUTER (not sure why the slideshow option isn't available on mobile devices)
Create a new album just for mom
Once all of your pictures have been added, click the 3 dots in the top right corner
And if you're a mom Happy (Early) Mother's Day to you too!
These last few years have added a whole new level to parenting with the emotional roller coaster of Covid life, homeschooling, working from home and trying to add in a few minutes here and there to take care of yourself!
You are amazing and if your kids don't thank you now they will someday!
All the best,