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    Default Mother's Day ideas on a budget

    It?s that time of the year when we want to show our Mom?s how much we love them all year and especially today. I don?t like to buy into the expensive flowers, and I have children that I am around that need some inexpensive ideas of what they can do for their mom?s for mothers day ages ranging from 2 up to 15.


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    My hubby has been working on slide shows of scanned pictures. I don't know what program he is using, but Power Point would work well. He is chosing great songs that go with each slide show. He couldn't contain himself yesterday and showed me the one he made for me. It had us both bawling like babies! He will be putting these on DVDs and they will be presents for our mothers.

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    For the very young children, handprint letters are always a hit with
    mom and grandma's. In between children can make photo frames and use
    handprints to cut a hole in for the photo or make a nicer wood frame
    if money allows. For the teens, a good weekend or day of housework
    and maybe nreakfast in bed would be a wonderful mother's day gift.
    Possibly one good heart to heart over lunch served by the teen would
    be worth more than any gift ever thought of.
    To me it is more about time spent than the gift itself. Something
    like a lovingly cooked batch of cookies from my daughter would be
    worth more than thousands of dollars worth of storebought flowers or
    gifts.
    For the craftier children, you can make windchimes out of many
    different items. Anything that sounds pleasant when clanked together.
    You can also make a mobile for indoors out of little found items.
    Maybe a mobile with mini photos of the child through the years to
    hang in the office over mom's desk or something?
    Burned discs of photos and slideshows are great ideas. I am thinking
    of putting together discs for each family member of my children's
    photos over the last year for Christmas this year.
    Just remember to have fun with it and help the kids choose gifts that
    fit them and the mom
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    make her something handmade like painting a wood frame, decorate it for her and put her picture in it. I did my mom and dad for this year and they loved them. I gave them to them because I don't have room to store them.

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    Now I wish I had digital baby pics of my kids-I just
    bought a digital camera this year! I love this
    Mother's day idea- I will definitely try this for
    Father's Day too, and maybe a teacher's gift for the
    preschool class that I took alot of pictures in.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
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    I did this for Christmas 2 years ago, but it might be something Mom
    would like.

    My parents passed away several years ago and I found my father's
    senior photo. Mom didn't graduate high school, but I found a photo
    she had taken at a studio when she was around 19 years old. Luckily
    both were 5x7 and so I got permission to reproduce the pics from the
    original photographers. I found frames at Hobby Lobby that were
    matted to hold 2- 5x7 photos. So, I framed the photos, side by side,
    and gave one to each of my brothers. They loved it!

    So I did it for my husband's side of the family last Christmas.His
    parents are still alive and they loved it... claimed they forgot
    what they looked like when they were young! Hope this gives birth to
    more Mother's Day gift ideas.
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    Default New here but full of ideas...

    Hi! I'm new here but here is an idea. I did this 2 yrs ago & my parents are still talking about it... For my parents anniversary I went to the $ store & got a picture frame, probably 15" x 18" & 2 handles. My Mom & Dad first met in grade school, lost touch, & caught back up many years later. I found pictures of each of them in second grade, a picture of them together when they first got together, a picture of the church they were married in, pictures of them together at different times in their relationship befor they got married, &- of course- their wedding photo.I got out my scrapbooking supplies & found mock wedding rings, little cardboard champagne flutes, & heart confetti. After I arranged everything in the frame with glue dots I wrote in calligraphy " from 1993 - the twelfth of never... " ( which is their song) at the bottom of the frame front. ( He is my stepfather - but I believe God intended him to be my Daddy - they were married in 1993) I glued the handles on the sides (like a breakfast tray) & put red felt with white hearts on the back. (red & white were their wedding colors) THEY LOVE IT ! & it took more thought than money.

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    Default Re: Mother's Day ideas on a budget

    Probably not appropriate for younger kids, but after the holiday I scour the clearance racks and grab a few things for next year. I grabbed some metal signs last year that say mother in cursive that I will paint add some little decorative things and such. I also picked up some fancy wrapping paper kits in a floral theme. My gift this year will be under $10 for both of them. With our moms being so far away they always have to be gifts we can ship or get shipped.

    I can't wait to see what I get this year.

    Some past gifts that were not clearance rack crafty gifts were plates of our birth years (DH and mine) and given to each mom. They were hard to find since they are over 20 years old. Ornaments to display that were hand painted with hanging rack, painted picture frames, rings, etc.

 

 
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