I love my mom. I really really do. She is a wonderful, caring, generous and loving person. Plus, she has a really awesome daughter (but that’s beside the point). This weekend coming up, as we all know, is Mother’s Day. A day to honour our mums and let them know how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us over the past year.
We should, obviously, be cherishing our mamas everyday of the year but dedicating a whole day to just her is still a nice treat. I was reminiscing about my mom today and recalled when I first moved away from home into a tiny, little (and yucky!) apartment with my new husband. It was probably two weeks in to the new move and I was sitting at the kitchen table. All of a sudden my husband looks at me and there are tears coming down my cheek – “What’s wrong sweetheart?” my young and concerned hubby asked. “I miss my mom!” was all I could get out. And yes, I was 25 years old. I don’t really know why at that moment my emotions began to flood the dining room but I think that those sentiments ring true to the relationship I have with my mom. It doesn’t matter how old I am, she will always be a mommy and I will always need her in my life.
With that being said, I wanted to find some Etsy gems that brought my dear madre to mind when I saw them. All of these items ring perfectly true to the tune of my mother!
What: Fleur de Sel Caramel Bars (1 pound of delectable caramel, cut into four ¼ pound bars)
From: Have it Confections
Price: $17 + shipping
Why: Sweet tooth is pretty much synonymous with our family name. Some of my favorite memories center around the mouth watering spread my mom would lay out on family occasions, as we sit around the table playing games or looking at old pictures!
What: Custom Silhouette Portrait (12 x 12 print on canvas)
From: Pretty Faces
Price: $70 + shipping
Why: My mom loves old world tradition. This would be right up her alley, hanging on the wall as we watch a movie about Queen Victoria and sipping dark teas.
What: Cosmic Curve Earrings (Swarovski crystals)
From: The Meg Shop
Price: $24 + shipping (note: this is a SALE price)
Why: My mom is a classy lady. Yes, she is a mom but there are no mom jeans or sweatshirts with loons on them anywhere in sight. She has style and isn’t afraid to change with the times – I hope to be so lucky as time marches on!
What: Traditions Ivory and Black Damask Table Runner (72” long x 12” wide)
From: Flora Touch
Price: $12 + shipping
Why: Dinner parties are a big thing in my family. We love to have people over and wine and dine them for the evening. My mom is always thoughtful of her guests AND of the décor – a win win in my opinion. What: Hand Cut, Unpainted Wooden Letters (6” in height)
From: Bouncing Off the Walls
Price: $4 (each) + shipping
Why: Crafting is our religion! Whether it would be decorating these adorable wooden letters or making a thoughtful birthday card, she can (and will) do it all.
What: Book Inspector Paper Weight
Price: $15 + shipping (note: this is a SALE price)
Why: Well, my mom is a librarian and I needed something that captured her love of books and her, shall we say, keen eye on the state of them.
What: Mother Bird Card
Price: $6 + shipping
Why: This one is pretty obvious – she’s my mama bird!
So, this weekend make sure to let your mom know how loved she is. Whether she lives next door, on the other side of the city or in another province or state, send some love her way.