3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 27, 2011

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Mother's Day is coming up on May 9. Instead of getting the same old bathrobe or scented lotion that you buy every year, why not give your mother or wife a useful custom-printed gift? Here are some great custom-printed gift ideas that mothers everywhere will enjoy: 1. Notepad Parenting is a full-time job that requires tons of appointments, scheduling and organization. Help mom stay on top of her busy schedule with a custom notepad. You can print her initials on the notepad and use colors that you know she enjoys. Include a little loving message at the bottom of the pad to remind her how much you care and appreciate her. Another way to help mom stay organized is to print the notepad as a to-do list. Just add numbers and blank lines for the items on the list. If mom uses a cork board at home, then be sure to include a hole at the top of the notepad so that it's easy to tack the notes to the bulletin board. 2. Mommy cards For mother's with young children, mommy cards are all the rage. These business cards are designed to make parenting easier. Parents will create a card with their names, cell phone numbers, and email addresses and their children's names and ages. This way, when the parents are at a soccer game or at back-to-school night, they can easily exchange contact information with other parents. Many parents have full-time jobs in addition to raising their family. Having a mommy card makes it a lot easier to arrange carpools, activities and even play dates with other busy parents. Make the mommy cards creative and playful using fun fonts, colors and design elements. 3. Stationery Another way to show your mom or partner that you care, is to create a customized set of stationery for her. You could go with a classic matte white invitation card stock and envelopes. Personalize the cards by adding her foil-stamped initials and maybe a minimal design element such as a flower or star. Or you could find a beautiful photograph of a natural landscape, or even an classic photo of mom with her kids, then add the photograph to the cover of a glossy invitation. One more approach to creating custom stationery for mom is to print a set of postcards. Postcards are a more modern twist on correspondence and work well for sending out thank-you notes and birthday wishes. You can use the simple initials approach, a catching photograph or even a hand drawn illustration by your kids to design a custom set of postcards for mom. When you print postcards, remember to make it easy for mom, by including her home address on the back of the card.

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