Mother's Day 2020 is different but you can still make the most of it with these helpful tips.
This year, Mother’s Day feels a lot different. Due to COVID-19, people are staying safe at home and spending less face-to-face time with one another, even those closest to them. That’s why we want to make sure your Mother’s Day 2020 is special. Everybody needs love and attention. We’re human beings, it’s our nature. Your mom definitely deserves extra care right now! So make sure you put in the effort to show her you’re there on Mother’s Day.
Let’s take a step away from sentiments of the day and look at the realities that will be operating under a new normal this year.
In addition to gift-giving, many families go out to brunch or dinner with their loved ones. It’s one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. In fact, a restaurant in Illinois named itself after the special day to represent the importance of sharing a meal together. Due to current circumstances, people will be cooking dinners at home, which creates another opportunity to connect with your mother (and save her from expending a ton of energy in the kitchen).
Most importantly, Mother’s Day is a special time to spend with family. It’s a day to give extra love and appreciation to women. Use this fun guide as inspiration to plan the perfect day for your mother figure, no matter what’s going on around us.
Let’s face it, most of us have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen. If your mother is cooking meals all the time, give her a break. Create her favorite restaurant dish or childhood staple and deliver it with a bottle of wine or a to-go pitcher of margaritas (whatever’s her go-to).
Maybe you can even share a meal together on a patio or porch, practicing your social distancing, of course.
If your family likes to get artsy, organize a virtual Zoom hangout, and craft together. You can work on the same piece or be creative individually — whatever works best for your crew. It’s a great way to relax and spend quality time with each other even when you’re physically apart.
If you need help managing everyone’s contact information, invite your family members to join your Gretel network. If you haven’t downloaded our contact management app, it’s designed to help you stay in touch without managing anyone’s information. Everyone in your network is responsible for their own data. When someone makes an update, it’s automatically live in your app!
Once your family joins and creates a simple profile, you can create a private group so everyone can easily stay in touch. From near or far, Gretel helps you stay connected easily.
Right now, there’s really nothing better than physical objects. Since we’re unable to hug our family or shop for fun, we’re lacking a lot of tangibility. To help, send your mom a personalized card or handwritten letter in the mail. It is such a lovely way to connect and is a gift that can be cherished for a long time.
A quick tip: Gretel helps you keep addresses updated — always. That way, if your Aunt Suzy moves for the fourth time this year, you’ll still have her contact information without having to keep up!
These are a few tips to get you thinking creatively about how to create the perfect Mother’s Day 2020.
If you haven’t tried Gretel, download it today. You’ll have plenty of time to learn the app so you can share it with your mom. It really helps her avoid having to constantly provide you with the new contact information of your siblings and other relatives. That’s a great gift idea, and we’re sure that she’ll appreciate the help. If you want additional ideas for gifts, check out this eclectic list from Real Simple.