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What mum wants

Treat your mum to something she’ll really love this Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day, is on 31 March this year, so you’ve still got plenty of time to plan something delightful as a treat for your mum.  And please don’t think we’re knocking scented candles, but why not take a few moments to think about what she would really love?

Some of the ideas you come up with might seem obvious – like a set of framed family photos or an album full of her favourite images from down the years (you’ll have some fun trawling through various folders on the family PC for those, not to mention Facebook).  

But those are often the very things that busy women tell themselves they will organise one day but seldom actually get around to making it happen.

Get creative

You don’t have to limit yourself to photos, either. Get creative and produce a family tree; find her favourite quotation and make a poster. Or go large and have some wallpaper designed with a scene from her favourite film, or a beautiful snap from her wedding day.  The only limit is your imagination.

Don’t forget about the perfect card (regular or giant-sized, it’s up to you).  Create your own or choose from a range of designs and have it personalised inside.

Write on

Is she always jotting down notes – at work and at home?  Then she would probably love a personalised notebook.  Whether you use family photos or just her initials on the cover, you can tailor it to her style and make it something really special.  

If you want to make it a family affair and inject some humour, you could create some life-sized standees of you and your siblings, so she has someone to shout at when you’re not at home.  Or take some funny photos and make a poster, calendar or jotter.  You could even create a banner to decorate the kitchen on the morning of her special day.

Getting imaginative with personalised gifts means you’ll have something that reflects either your high spirits or your mum’s great taste – we’ll leave that up to you.  What we can do is provide the design inspiration and create the gifts that will hopefully make her day on 31 March.


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