Mother’s Day – How You Can Make It Special!

by Vinodkumar Sankranthi
Mothers Day Celebrations

The word “Mother” carries multiple meanings for different people. For some, she’s a source of comfort, for others, she’s the bedrock of support, or even the first teacher. This highlights the importance of a mother in everyone’s life.

While Mother’s Day is celebrated globally on a single day each year, at GrabOn, we believe in showing respect and love to your mother every day, not just on a single occasion. A simple “I Love You” can brighten her day and make her feel special.

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow” -Maya Angelou

Mother’s Day Date

This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 12th, dedicated to honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In today’s world, where everyone is quick to pass judgment, it’s important to recognize the challenges mothers face in raising children.

So what is the history of Mother’s Day? And when did it come to light?

History & Significance of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday of May. Anna Jarvis was the first person to make Mother’s Day a recognised holiday in the United States in 1908 to honor her mother, Ann Reese Jarvis, who was a peace activist. Anna’s mother’s memorial took place at St. Andrews Methodist Church in West Virginia, which is now known as the Mother’s Day Shrine. It was Anna’s belief that a mother is,

“The person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”

How to make Mother’s Day Special?

With significance comes celebration! A small gesture of gratitude and affection can bring joy to a mother’s heart. You can give her a bouquet, book, accessory, clothing, or surprise her with breakfast in bed. Here are some ideas to make Mother’s Day extra special.
DIY gifts or crafts

What’s better than making a gift with your own hands? A handmade photo frame, flowers with a small note, making accessories, a painting, or a drawing not only makes it a budget-friendly and time-saving option but also cherishes all the efforts and memories!

Cook a special meal for your mother. You can always cook an extravagant dish or make a small breakfast before your mum wakes up to surprise her!

Take her out
Take her on a special outing. This could be going out for a nice dinner or taking a trip to a favorite place. Don’t forget to tell her how much you love her and spend time with her.

Pamper her
Make sure she has time to herself. This can be done by sending her on a spa day, relaxing walk or simply allowing her time alone. Serve your mother with love. It’s important to show your mother that you care about her and her well-being.

Keep in touch
Write a heartfelt letter to your mother expressing your admiration and appreciation for her role. Regularly staying in touch and being there for her when she needs you will mean a lot to her.

Mother’s Day Quotes

Want to express how you feel about your mom in words but don’t know how to? You don’t need long paragraphs, but a sweet line or two can brighten up your mom’s day.

We’ve put together quotes in different themes/categories to make Mother’s Day even more special.

Mother’s Day Quotes from Daughter:

  • Oprah Winfrey: “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”
  • Maya Angelou: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
  • J.K. Rowling: “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark… To have been loved so deeply. Will give us some protection daily.”
  • Hillary Clinton: “I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life such as an affectionate and levelheaded woman.”
  • George Eliot: “Life begins with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”

Mother’s Day Quotes from Son:

  • Abraham Lincoln: “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
  • George Washington: “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.”
  • Michael Jordan: “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and this is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”
  • Charley Benetto: “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
  • Mitch Albom: “But behind all your stories is your mother’s story, for hers is where yours begins.”

Mother’s Influence and Importance:

  • Mahatma Gandhi: “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?”
  • E.M Forster: “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”
  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: “When a mother is happy, family is happy. When the family is happy, the nation is happy.”
  • Rudyard Kipling: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
  • Elder M. Russell: “There is no life role that is more essential than that of motherhood.”

Mother’s Beauty and Love:

  • Kahil Gibran: “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.”
  • Lance Conrad: “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”
  • Stevie Wonder: “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

Playlist for Mother’s Day

Do you love to sing? Or are you planning to debut your singing skills and surprise your mum with a melodious song?

Here is a list of songs that you can play and express how you feel about your mother!

  • Tu Kitni Achhi Hai from Raja Aur RunkLata Mangeshkar
  • Maa from Taare Zameen ParShankar Mahadevan
  • Meri Maa from YaariyanHimesh Reshammiya
  • Aisa Kyun Maa from NeerjaArijit Singh
  • Amma Endru from MannanK. J. Yesudas
  • Amma Amma from VIPS. Janaki, Dhanush
  • Mamatala Talli from Baahubali: The BeginningSathya Yamini

Movies for Mother’s Day

Are you planning to spend the day in a pleasant way? With popcorn, chips, and soft drinks, you can watch your favorite fun movies with your mom. Here is a list of movies that you can also binge-watch on Mother’s Day!

  • The Blind Side – Netflix, Prime
  • Room – Prime, Apple TV
  • Brave – Hotstar, Google Play
  • Mom – Amazon Prime
  • Mother India – Prime, YouTube
  • Wonder – Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play
  • English Vinglish – Amazon Prime, ZEE 5, Apple TV, Google Play
  • Baby’s Day Out – Disney+ Hotstar
  • Little Women – Google Play, Youtube
  • Secret Superstar – Netflix
  • Roma – Netflix
  • The Sky Is Pink – Netflix, Google Play, Youtube
  • Little Miss Sunshine – Prime, Hotstar, Apple TV

Poems for Mother’s Day

Do you and your mother enjoy poetry? Does reading or writing poems soothe your mind and soul? Then here is a list of poems that you can recite for your mother!

  • Wonderful Mother – Pat O’Reilly
  • A Thank You Note – Lang Leav
  • Only One Mother – George Cooper
  • I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone – Riner Maria Rilke
  • Mother – Nikita Gill
  • My Heart – Sharlynn N. Manning
  • Dear Mother – Herman Vymislicky
  • Her Wands – Maggie Pittman
  • A Mother’s Love – Helen Steiner Rice
  • Mother O’Mine – Rudyard Kipling

Wrapping up

Let it be big or small, celebrating mothers on this day is one of a million ways to thank your mother for all that she has done. This article tells you all the fun ways to surprise your mum and family! So together, let’s honor the women who raised and nurtured our families for greater love.

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