7 Thoughtful Ways to Show Your Mom You Love Her Even When You’re Not There
When you’re seven years old, you can’t imagine being anywhere without your mom can you? I remember being small and my mom saying something casually like ‘when you’re older and live on your own…’ and I was horrified!
‘But Mommy!’ I would protest, ‘I’m going to live with you forever and ever!”
‘Oh yes,’ she would say, smiling, ‘of course you are.’
And then lo and behold, you grow up.
Although your relationship with your mom changes, she is still massively important to you, and you’ll want to stay in touch, and do little things to show her that you love her, even when you’re not there in person.
We’re lucky that technology nowadays makes it incredibly easy to connect with people, but sometimes it’s nice to think outside the text message box. To get you started, I’ve come up with seven cute ideas for thoughtful ways to show your mom you love her, even when you’re not there.
Write your mom a letter
A proper one – not an email! This will be fun for you, as well as a lovely thing for your mom to receive, as it gives you the perfect excuse to buy some new stationery! (As if you needed one.) If you’re not quite ready to go for a full letter then even just sending a postcard when you’re out and about is a lovely way to show your mom you’re thinking of her.
Does your mom have a favourite radio station that she listens to all the time? If so, get in touch with them and request a song or a shout out. How cool will it be for your mom to suddenly hear her own name read out on the radio?
Photo frame fun
Get your mom a Nixplay Wifi digital frame for Mother’s Day this year and you can send her photos all year round – it really is the gift that keeps on giving! It’s a very natural way to stay in touch, and can be fun too. My grown up daughter loves to send pictures of herself to my frame at home, ideally doing ridiculous things like eating chips or hanging socks on her washing line. (Simple things, simple minds…)
Turn a photo into a work of art
My mom loves a good puzzle, so I was very pleased with myself recently when I found a website that turned family photos into jigsaw puzzles – how cool?! You can have photos made into virtually anything nowadays – puzzles, posters, canvases – you could even get your own face on a baseball cap for your mom! She’d find it hard to forget you then.
Make a mix tape
Okay, so it might not be an actual cassette tape, like the good old days, but nothing says you care like putting together a thoughtful mix of someone’s favourite songs. It’s pretty easy to put together a CD mix or, if your mom is a bit more technologically savvy, you could even set her up a Spotify playlist.
Start a souvenir box
If you don’t see your mom very often, how about putting together a souvenir box to take with you when you visit? In it you can collect little mementos from your day to day life – ticket stubs, postcards, funny pictures, anything you like. When you see each other, the box will act as a prompt so that you can fill your mom in on everything you’ve been doing since you last saw her. It should be fun for you too to look back at everything you’ve done and probably forgotten about!