6 Ways To Show Your Love On Mother’s Day When You Can’t Be There IRL

Celebrating holidays while social distancing has been difficult for all of us. At this time of the “new normal”, it’s hard to make holidays without family and friends feel so normal, especially Mother’s Day. We’ve always been able to count on mom to be there for us, so it’s pretty devastating when you can’t physically be there for her. Thankfully, we have some suggestions to help make sure that Mother’s Day feels just as special, even when you’re far apart. Here’s a list of ways to celebrate with mom long-distance this year.

Host A Virtual Mother’s Day Brunch

It’s a tradition that mothers shouldn’t cook on Mother’s Day, so consider hosting a virtual brunch with mom on her special day. Check your mom’s favorite restaurant for local delivery options, and have a delicious meal delivered to her. Set up a video call to chat over brunch and share quality time even when you can’t be there. Plus, you get extra time to brush up on your brunch making skills, so you’ll be ready to whip up mom’s special breakfast in bed next year.

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Namastay Connected With Yoga

Mother’s Day is mom’s day to relax, so why not relax with yoga? Yoga has always been a popular group exercise, and now you can practice from the comfort of your home. If mom enjoys staying active, sign up to attend a virtual yoga class together for some relaxing mommy-and-me time. Meditating on the mat is a great way to spend quality time with mom while you namaste at home. 

Create A Virtual Tribute 

If you’re looking for a sentimental and creative gift for mom, send her a video message to let her know how special she is. Gather old home videos, photos and short recordings from your siblings to edit into a heartfelt slideshow for mom to watch. With many online video editing software for beginners, anyone can create this special gift even without master editing skills. This is a perfect personalized gift that she will be able to keep for years to come. Be sure she has a box of tissue nearby when watching.

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Create A Sentimental Scrapbook

A popular Mother’s Day tradition is flipping through family photos. Give mom the chance to reminisce on her favorite memories with her favorite people (her children, of course). Create and mail a sentimental scrapbook with hand-written notes, stickers, and printed photos of yourself, your siblings, and your children. This walk down memory lane will remind her of all the joys of motherhood throughout the years. Here are some tips for scrapbooking, including how to create one online and have it delivered.

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Send A Thoughtful Card

If your mom’s love language is words of affirmation, send her a sweet sentiment with a thoughtful card. Drop a homemade or premade card in the mail with a note that expresses how much you appreciate and adore her. Feel free to include a gift card to mom’s favorite shop, so she can pick out something extra special. Greeting cards are simple, collectible expressions of love that she’ll be able to keep for years to come. 

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Say “I Love You” With Flowers

If you can’t show up on mom’s doorstep this Mother’s Day, send some flowers in your place. Flowers are a classic gift for mom to show appreciation on her special day. Plus, a gorgeous bouquet will make her smile for days to come. Thankfully, with online flower delivery, you can have a beautiful bouquet delivered to her for the holiday. Get a bright, cheery arrangement and personalized gift message delivered to her for free. 

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With many of us celebrating Mother's Day away from mom this year, we know how important it is to send our love when we can’t be there. Let us know how you’re planning to make mom feel special on her special day, and submit your gorgeous bouquet photos for the chance to be featured.