Guest blogger Stacie Connerty of The Divine Miss Mommy shares her ideas for making a new mom’s first Mother’s Day extra special.
A woman’s first Mother’s Day is an incredibly special day. This is the day to celebrate the moment she brought life into this world (or adopted) and became a parent.
I remember my first Mother’s Day like it was yesterday although it was almost 12 years ago. It was a very emotional day for me because I was still new at this parenting thing and the best gift of all was really my child.
However, my husband made it even better by giving me a few gifts that I still cherish to this day. Even though your wife may say that she doesn’t want anything, do not let her first Mother’s Day go uncelebrated.
After having breakfast in bed, he told me that my first Mother’s Day has just begun and to wait to see what he had in store.
First, my husband gave me the most beautiful orchid plant from ProFlowers (we have been customers for years and I had my favorite:
He wrote a card and told me that this plant symbolized our child. The plant would grow as our son grew. To this day, the plant is beautiful and thriving just like our son. I look at this plant every day and it still blooms but all I remember is the sentiment behind my husband’s words.
He also didn’t let the day go by without giving me my absolute favorite flowers:
He waited until later in the afternoon and they just appeared on the counter with a small note that said, “Thank you for making our family complete.” I might have cried a little.
My husband got even more creative and had something made in advance:
Photo credit: Diella Jewelry on etsy
My necklace had the sweetest picture of our son on it that he had taken to surprise me. I still wear this necklace all of these years later.
There are many thing that you can do to make Mother’s Day special. Consider some of the following options:
1. Massage (not that kind)
Every woman likes to be pampered. Buy some peppermint foot lotion (it revitalizes) and give her a foot run. Buy her favorite scent of lotion and give her a back rub that would rival any masseuse.
2. Breakfast in bed
This is always an appreciated gift. How often does anyone get to eat breakfast in bed? Make her favorite foods, squeeze some fresh orange juice and put a flower in a small vase.
3. Write it down
Tell your wife how much you love her, how special she is and how you married the most beautiful woman in the world. I never get tired of hearing that from my husband. I keep all of his letters and love re-reading his words.
4. Pack a picnic
Put some of her favorite foods together and head to your local park.
5. Buy perfume
Yeah this is an oldie but a goodie. Perfume is the one thing that I just always forget to buy myself. My husband bought me a bottle of my favorite scent last year and I was touched that he remembered. Now I wear it daily and think of him.
Every year my husband asks me what I want. I have a Pinterest board created called Dear Husband, Gifts for Wife but honestly I truly appreciate him asking me if there is something special that I had in mind because sometimes there is something that I have my eye on.
7. Flowers (of course)
Nothing says I love you and I am thinking about you more than flowers. I am an equal opportunity flower lover. I love all kinds. I know that my husband was thinking about me whenever I get flowers and I love it!
There is no need to spend thousands of dollars to make her first Mother’s Day special. With a little planning, you can show her how special she is and make certain that her first Mother’s Day is memorable.
We’d love to hear your favorite ideas for that very first Mother’s Day. Share them in the comments below.