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Hola and happy Monday!
I am embarrassed to say that I just realized that Mother’s day is this Sunday! Family life is very hectic now with the kid’s school, work, house projects that it’s sometimes difficult to come up for air. However, it is so important to take time to show family members just how important they are to you. As a mother, it feels so wonderful to receive a breakfast in bed, beautiful flowers, or a thoughtful card on Mother’s day. Which makes me wonder how I am showing appreciation for the other mothers in my life.
My mother raised 3 girls overseas in a foreign country. If raising 3 girls wasn’t hard enough, my father traveled frequently for Military deployment which left my mother alone with all 3 of us for weeks at a time. Two of my three children are young and I freak out when my husband just works late! I can’t imagine being alone with all three of my children for weeks. My mother made a point to take us to the library, developed exciting games, encouraged our talents all while learning English and living in Europe! I was shocked when my youngest sister informed us that she’d be moving overseas with her husband, I immediately was reminded of the experiences of my mother raising children away from family. My sister, who not only is completing another college degree, stays home to raise my 3 year old niece and 1 year old nephew.
This Mother’s day, I wanted to do something special to acknowledge my sister and to show her how much she is appreciated as a mother. It takes a strong mom to raise children away from your family and an even stronger mother to do it all overseas or away from family. You too can acknowledge the special mothers in your life that are afar by sending them a Mother’s Day Tea Party Box!
To make your own Mother’s Day Tea Party Box, head over to Walmart to the American Greetings aisle. American Greetings has a great selection of cards, gift wrap, tissue paper, and gift bags that will just make your Mother’s day Tea Party Box superb! Here is how you can make this beautiful and thoughtful Mother’s day gift.
- American Greetings Wrapping Paper
- American Greetings Gift Bags and Tissue Paper
- American Greetings Mother’s Day cards
- Dove Favorites Chocolates
- DIY treat box
- Tea bags
- Tea cup set
- DIY Paint Stroke Tray
Use your American Greetings gift wrap to cover a shipping box. This box will need to be shipped within a larger box, so don’t go crazy with the size of the box.
Line the inner box with tissue paper. Assemble your DIY treat box by wrapping the Dove Favorite chocolates in strips of the American Greetings wrapping paper. Insert your chocolates in a small wood box (can purchase from craft stores) which is lined with the American Greetings tissue paper. Make opening your Mother’s Day Tea Box even more fun by inserting your treat box in a gift bag. Who doesn’t love opening lots of present!
Insert a personalized tea cup set or purchase one in a beautiful spring color. Use the tissue paper to wrap the tea cup and saucer. Then, insert your tea boxes around the gifts and top the assortment with your favorite American Greetings Mother’s day card. There is currently a great deal on cards too! Get 2 amazing American Greetings cards for $5.00.
Close your box and insert into a shipping box to mail to the special mommy! There are so many great selections of American Greeting cards that you could send this box to your mother, aunt, grandmother, or anyone that has been a mother figure in your life!
If you are blessed to have all the mother’s in your life closeby, how fun would it be to host a Mother’s day tea party?! Just assemble all the components of the Mother’s day Tea Box into stations. You can sip tea and create the treat box or tray while making memories! How do you plan on acknowledging the moms in your life? Let’s share ideas in the comments below! You can also see other inspiring ideas here on the American Greetings Social Hub, Facebook page, or on Pinterest!
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