The coronavirus has disrupted physical contact, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show your mom how much you care. You still have many creative ways to reach out and show love and appreciation.
Send Virtual Sentiments
Card companies have really improved their offerings and now include animated and customizable options where you can use your own photos. Choose a funny, traditional, or contemporary ecard to suit mom’s personality.
Popular sites include Smilebox, Just Wink, Paperless Post, Punchbowl, Jacquie Lawson, Blue Mountain, and JibJab.
Send an Online Gift
You may not be able to visit mom at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send her something that she can enjoy while self-isolating. If you know about an item she’s been eyeing for some time so why not order it for her and have it delivered to her door?
Order Flowers Locally
Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift that you can still send mom, despite the lockdown. Just order them from a local shop through their online portal and they’ll arrive on her doorstep. Ordering locally ensures they’re fresh and you’ll help support a business in your community.
Connect Through Video
Phone calls are fine, but there’s nothing quite like seeing your mom’s face. Why not schedule a Mother’s Day video call through Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime, or Facebook? Gather all the family together and take turns wishing her well.
Attend a Virtual Show
While you can’t sit together in the audience, you can watch the same virtual concert or musical at the same time. Many organizations are offering special Mother’s Day events and some are fundraisers to help keep the creativity flowing. Just Google “virtual mother’s day concerts 2020” to discover something she likes, log in, and enjoy.
Drop Off a Picnic Basket
The weather is getting warmer, so why not surprise mom with a picnic basket packed with goodies? Drop it off at her door and then connect on the phone or via video chat later.
Decorate Her Door
You have to be stealthy to pull this one off, but the smile on her face will be worth your effort. Create a spring wreath adorned with family photos or fill a watering can with blooms and a thoughtful card. Slip up to the door the night before or early in the morning and then call her once you’ve placed your gift.
Wine Taste – Virtually
Decide which wines you would like to try and an identical set delivered to each of your doors. Consider delivering a cheese tray for snacking between sips too. Set a time to “meet” virtually and decide on the favorites and failures.
Visit a Garden, Museum, or Archaeological Site
Does mom love to garden, visit museums, or travel to foreign lands? You’re in luck! Almost all the world’s famous gardens, museums, and archaeological sites now offer virtual tours.
This Google feature is great for avid travelers. This article has great links to museums available online. This article features eight of the world’s top gardens that are free to explore virtually. Pick one, explore, and discuss it later.