In most families, there are at least two generations of mothers to celebrate on Mother’s Day. There’s those of us who have young children, and then there are our own mothers and mothers-in-law. This Mother’s Day, we have three suggestions for how to celebrate Grandma.
Three Ways to Celebrate Grandma
Once your little one starts daycare or preschool, the Mother’s Day craft becomes an annual ritual. While these handmade items can be a little cheesy, they’re also really sweet keepsakes. Why not celebrate Grandma by making one of these crafts for her with your little ones? There are lots of craft ideas on Pinterest if you need a craft idea. Incorporating your child’s handprint or footprint is an especially good way to remember just how small they were at this age.
2. Host a Brunch or Tea
In many families, Grandma’s house becomes the go-to destination for family meals and celebrations. This can place a lot of work on one woman’s shoulders. For Mother’s Day, celebrate Grandma by organizing and hosting a family brunch or afternoon tea. Handle the invitations, the food and the set-up, so that all she has to do is show up and enjoy. Need help planning? Check out our article on how to put together the perfect Mother’s Day tea.
3. Arrange a Family Portrait
Getting everyone in your mother or mother-in-law’s family together for a portrait is a great way to celebrate Grandma on Mother’s Day. It can be a lot of work, so taking the time to arrange it is a real gift. Portraits can be pricey, but if you have a few family members pitch in it can defray the cost. The result will be a truly memorable keepsake of all the children and grandchildren at this moment in your family’s history. Plus, this is something that everyone – not just Grandma – will love having.
What about you – how will you celebrate Grandma this Mother’s Day?
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.