Mother’s Day is always important to me. My own mother passed away several years ago, but there is a woman in my life that has stood by my side since the day I met her son, and that is my mother in love. Showing her love on Mother’s Day is always something I try to do because she means so much to me.
Janice has always been a big part of my life. She was a good friend to me when she was my manager at my very first job. At 16 years of age, I was wild and rebellious, but she saw something in me that I did not even see in myself, so she took to training me to be a better person.
She taught me what it means to work hard, to not be a slacker, and to give my all when I have a job to do.
She taught me about personality, how to be a communicator to people, and what true hospitality looks like. As a teen, she was my rock, and as an adult and mother, she is still the one I run to when I need to talk or just need a mom’s hug.
She has always been one of my biggest supporters, so why not celebrate her on this special day? Mother’s day is a day that the matriarchs of the family should be put on a pedestal and treated like a queen! Here are 3 of my favorite ways to do that.
#1 Send Her Flowers or Gifts Through the Mail
Nothing makes a mom’s heart smile like sending flowers and gifts to her. PayPal is offering Mother’s Day shopping deals from merchants like Macy’s and Kiehls at PayPal.com/MothersDay, or you can shop the PayPal Digital Gifts store so Mom can pick out something she’s sure to love.
#2 Just Send Her Money!
What mom doesn’t love to get money to spend on whatever she wants? We used to send gift cards in the mail to the women who were special in my life — until the last one we sent got stolen! Since then, I have used Paypal to always send money. Now, you can use Xoom to send payments, especially if your mom lives overseas!
Xoom, a PayPal service, powers international payments to friends and family in more than 40 countries around the world and the number one recipient of payments on Xoom is Mom.
Today, the primarily cash-based system of sending money abroad can be time-consuming, insecure and expensive, but Xoom offers a secure, safe and fast alternative. Xoom has a popular mobile app that is used for two-thirds of its transactions.
Xoom is the only remittances company that offers instant disbursements and you can select multiple ways for loved ones to receive money including bank transfers, cash pick-up or delivery, bill pay and mobile reload.
Xoom also provides peace of mind as you can track each payment via SMS alerts and receive a text message when the money is received, which is much better than worrying about whether your gift is going to get stolen or not!
#3 Just Spend Time With Her
The best way you can spoil her on Mother’s Day, is IF you can, go and spend time with her. Nothing makes a mom happier than her children taking time out of their busy life to spend time with them.
This Mother’s Day, find a special and unique way to say I love you. She will definitely appreciate it more than anything in the world.
We invited Janice to the beach last year and for the first time in all her 69 years, she finally got to experience what vacation is really like.
What is your favorite way to celebrate your mom at Mother’s Day?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.