My mother lives too far away for me to be able to visit on Mother’s Day, so I shop for a lovely Hallmark card and make sure I get it in the mail a week before Mother’s Day. I can’t take a chance that the card will be late getting to her. It either gets there before Mother’s Day or it was a waste of money.
It also has to be a Hallmark card, as no other card means you care enough to send the very best. yes, my mother is a victim of advertising because she totally believes that Hallmark slogan.
My other brothers and sisters will make a point of stopping by my mother’s house with some kind of gift. My brother Raymond usually buys a box of chocolate candies. She always loves to get a Whitman’s Sampler box. Even though there are more expensive chocolates, she loves the Whitman’s chocolates. My sister will buy her a house plant. Our youngest will buy her some kind of book or magazine. That pretty covers the gift assortment for my mom.