Celebrating Mother’s Day During a Pandemic

Everything looks different now with the coronavirus pandemic raging, and Mother’s Day is no exception. Here are some ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart you may be.

Take a virtual trip together

Airbnb is now offering virtual experiences from around the world. Take a trip with mom and learn all about a new city, as well as its culture, from the comfort of your home. If your mom is an art aficionado, you can also check out virtual tours of famous museums like the Guggenheim in NYC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

 

Make a craft together

The nationwide lockdown has sparked a trend in old-fashioned crafting, like quilting, pottery and jewelry-making. Order matching craft kits from sites like Etsy and spend some quality virtual time with Mom working on your masterpieces together while chatting on the phone or videoconferencing on Zoom.

 

Dine out on a Patio

Dining inside restaurants is still not allowed in most states, but many are offering dining on the patio with a to-go order. You can always order it for pick up and eat together outside on the restaurant’s patio. If you’re celebrating with your mom remotely, have her favorite meal delivered for both of you to enjoy in your own homes. Deck out your table in its finest and make it a joint experience by setting up a videoconference while you eat.

 

Say it with flowers

Brighten up mom’s day with a fresh flower delivery from local flower shops such as Paradise Florists and Wendi’s Flower Cart. Make sure to order your bouquet early!

 

Enjoy a custom photo album together

Sort through your old pictures and create a custom photo album on a site like Shutterfly. Make one copy for you and one for mom. Flip through the albums together while chatting on the phone or FaceTiming to relive some of your best memories.

 

Send a spa kit

Let mom enjoy some pampering at home this year with a DIY spa kit. You can order a premade kit online, or create your own basket of specialty soaps, bath bombs, scented candles, a loofah, body brush, moisturizer, bath salts, massage tools, facial mask, scented oils, shampoo and conditioner.

 

Mother’s Day may be different from what you’re used to this year, but you can still make it an extra-special day for mom. She deserves the best!

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