Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day to “celebrate the love and support of all the moms in your life,” according a banner on Hallmark’s website.
While some college students have already begun their summer vacation, many are still in the midst of finals and term projects.
So, whether you live at home with your parents or are on the other side of the world for college or an internship, here are five things you can do to show your mother your appreciation on her special day.
1. Give the gift of gadget.
Yesterday, USA TODAY highlighted ten “great techie gifts for mom,” including popular products such as customized gadget cases and the Samsung Galaxy Note cell phone.
As a college student, products like the newest cell phone or the Hammacher Schlemmer iPhone Portable Printer Dock, might be a bit on the pricey side, but smaller and more sentimental gifts such as putting aside time for a phone call or dedicating your preferred social network to your mother for a day could go a long way.
2. Help keep the U.S. Postal Service in business…
…and send a real card to your mom via snail mail. A handwritten letter is considered by many to be more personal and intimate than merely just sending an email or a text. Include a photo and a pair of tickets to her favorite show if inclined.
Just don’t forget to include a stamp!
3. Help keep the U.S. Postal Service’s competition in business…
Record and email a personal video message along with a slideshow of photos. It’s a fun homemade gift that can be put together with just a laptop and webcam.
4. Schedule a (Skype) date.
Set aside some time in your busy schedule to pencil in your mom for Mother’s Day. If geographically possible, take her out to her favorite restaurant or do one of her favorite activities together.
If not geographically possible, set up a time to video chat. With technology being as fast and accessible as it is now, there’s no excuse to blow off family just because of several thousand miles.
5. Enlist your family and friends.
Do you have a brilliant plan to do something amazing for your mother? Don’t let the physical distance between you keep you from doing it. Just involve the rest of your family and friends in executing and planning the event.
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