“But behind all your stories is your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.” — Mitch Albom safety for those receiving it.

Whether it’s your mom, aunt, wife, Grandmother, or another loved one, celebrating Mother’s Day is a special way to show love and gratitude for the maternal figure in your life. However, the COVID-19 pandemic may make the celebration a little different this year.

To help ensure the safety of your elderly loved one, there are creative ways to show your love and appreciation this Mother’s Day, including timeless traditions and new norms.

Timeless and Classic Traditions

  • DIY Coupon Book – No matter her age, moms need a break so she can feel refreshed to take on the day. You can make coupons that are redeemable for unlimited hugs, at-home massage, household chores, quiet time, or even a coupon of her choice!
  • DIY Arts/Crafts – It’s fun to make easy, yet beautiful works of art from home supplies. Simple cards made with markers and construction paper or painted flower pots will brighten anyone’s day.
  • Breakfast in Bed – Who doesn’t want to lay in bed and be served breakfast? A simple, fun activity to engage kids while cooking up something delicious is a wonderful treat.
  • Photo Book – Create a beautiful photo book that shows your most meaningful moments together. It’s a memento that she can revisit time and again.
But behind all your stories is your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins. — Mitch Albom

New Norms

  • Family Exercise – Weather permitting, take a beautiful stroll around the neighborhood or to a nearby park. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, and engaging with loved ones is a pleasant activity.
  • Social Media – If you have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media account, post a beautiful message and picture of you and your mom. Sharing all of the likes and comments with her will definitely put a smile on her face.
  • Video – Create your own video of sentiments, stories, and affirmations. Get everyone involved to share their love. You can also share your video on social media as a keepsake.
  • Virtual Gatherings – Even if you are unable to see your loved one in person, you can still host a virtual get-together on Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. Each household can showcase their own food, decorations, and celebrations.

Mother’s Day won’t look the same this year, but the love will be just as strong. Mothers appreciate every little gesture. So, no matter how you decide to celebrate, be sure to dress for the occasion. Be creative and make it memorable.