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By Jess Wallace for The Examiner

Deciding on an appropriate Mother’s Day gift that is thoughtful and affordable while also saying “Mom, you’re treasured”, is a challenge all of its own in the midst of a global pandemic, declining economy and life in isolation.

Now, more than ever, the importance of sharing in small traditions like Mother’s Day can go a long way towards keeping a sense of normality during a time that couldn’t be further from such a luxury.

Flowers have always been the go-to gift to mark the occasion on the second Sunday in May. In many parts of the world, carnations are regarded as the quintessential Mother’s Day flowers.

With many businesses around the country forced to close their doors due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and others finding creative new ways to stay afloat in uncharted waters, the simple gesture of gift-giving on Mother’s Day suddenly becomes a chance not only to express our appreciation for our mothers, but to throw a lifeline to small businesses around the country.

Gestures speak louder than gifts and the act of making Mom breakfast in bed, hand-made crafts, pampering her or picking up all the jobs around the house she would normally get stuck doing, might be your answer to Mother’s Day in home isolation. Or even something as simple as giving her some much needed “me time”.

Whatever it may look like, as long as it celebrates how much you appreciate your mother, or whoever that mother-figure might be to you, it’s bound to collectively lift the current state of spirits right now.

For a good many of us though, it won’t be possible to give our mothers a hug this Mother’s Day.
Lockdown laws, combined with the simple case of geography, mean digital connection is the only connection right now.

For many this step into the digital space has been a steep learning experience to move into the 21st century. For others it may have meant finding the patience within themselves to teach these technologies without losing their mind and instead remembering that this Mother’s Day, more than ever, is time to stay connected.

Source: Simply Kierste

Create this lovely serving platter with meaning – use your children’s thumbprints to create the heart shapes on a serving platter you can use all the time!

You will need:

  • A white serving platter – choose a size and shape suitable for the size of your family
  • Glass paint or multi-surface paint that can be cured in the oven and be dishwasher safe
  • A permanent marker
  • A wet rag or damp paper towels

Directions

1. Decide how you want to lay out the fingerprints and text and place a tiny dot of paint where you want each fingerprint to go, so the spacing is as equal as possible.

2. Place a small amount of paint on a piece of foil or wax paper, carefully dip your child(ren)’s finger(s) in the paint, then make two prints to form a heart shape. If you mess up, all you have to do is use the wet rag or damp paper towels and wipe it of, then once it’s dry, you can start over again.

3. Use a permanent marker to write the names, date, and any other text you would like.

4. Follow the curing directions on the paint you used.

If you’re worried about it being 100% food safe, then either put your fingerprints around the edges instead of the middle, or laying something underneath the food you’re serving.

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