Does your mom want jewelry for Mother’s Day? Nah. Bath salts? Nope. A pet tarantula? Probably not.
What she really wants is time with you! (Also possibly lunch.)
Your mom sounds nice. So we’ve got 11 different ways to make her happy on Mother’s Day!
We’ve got ideas for photos to take, things to make, and things you can do together.
You’re a good kid.
p.s. Mother’s Day is May 10th this year. Get crackin’!
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Shoot Your Mom
Since you’ll be hanging out with your mom, why not do a photo project together? Bring your camera along and take turns shooting portraits of each other.
Or take it further by creating portraits out of four different Polaroids. No boring pics for you!
Photo credit: Ellen Ugelstad
Shoot Your Family
Make it interesting, too — have everybody jump up in the air before you click the shutter, or make everybody run into the frame before shooting.
Make sure nobody tells your mom about it, then surprise her with the framed photo on the big day. Make it very clear that YOU took the picture, not any of your obviously substandard siblings.
Photo credit: Jelle Vermeiren
Shoot the Kids
Save the nice clothes and tasteful backdrop for the school pictures, though. Catch the rugrats running around, sleeping, or generally not posing.
No wait, even better, hand over the camera and have the kids take pictures while you sit back and relax. Ahhhh.
Photo credit: Jan Von Holleben
Cram Your Mum in a Photobooth
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5 Things You Can Make for Your Momma
- Make a frame out of your favorite boardgame and fill it with pictures of lil’ ol’ you.
- Turn one of your photos into a stencil and print it on a shirt or a bag.
- You say your mom likes writing? Use an inkjet image transfer to make a set of custom Moleskine journals.
- If your mom taught you to save glass jars, turn them into frames and show her you were paying attention.
- Your mom’s a shutterbug too? Hooray! Make a camera case just for her!
These Things Remind Me of You
Take some pictures of things that remind you of of your mom, like a book she used to read to you or her special secret-recipe cookies.
Frame ‘em up nice and give ‘em to your sweet sweet mama.
A Day in the Life of… You!
Start taking pictures when you roll out of bed and snarf down a bowl of Cheerios, and don’t stop until you hit the hay that night.
Take pictures of the big and small details you see every day, from your favorite coffee mug to your favorite co-worker.
Print out the photos, label everything and mail it to your mom. She’ll love having a frame of reference when you chat about your life.
Self-preservation reminder — don’t do this on the day you go to the fetish bar or stock up on Thunderbird. Your mom worries enough.
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