Unusual ways to celebrate Mother’s day-home and school + freebies

https://secure1.heifer.org/gift-catalog?msource=SOMDD12TW12   This site offers ways to help others in need; purchase a cow and feed a community!

http://www.ploughshares.org/mothers-day?gclid=CMiK5Yun868CFbMEQAodrCALVg

Mother’s Day is May 13, 2012 ( for a list of other dates around the world see below) . It’s easy to send a thoughtful and personalized gift, letting the mother in your life know that you share her wish for a more peaceful, nuclear-free world.

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/mothersday/mothers_day  Ok these recipes look so amazing; they are almost non-traditional!

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/04/mothers-day-giving-back_n_1478942.html  find 10 suggestions for giving back-http://www.womenforwomen.org/campaigns-for-women/mothers-day.php?src=MD2012PS&gclid=CKTxsauu868CFY0BQAodbVZsZA – helping to build lives post war…

http://www.helpothers.org/cards.php  smile cards have been going around since 2003

speaking of going around- Mother’s day around the world alphabetically organized: http://www.whsv.com/seasonal/misc/42915822.html

More on the history plus some trivia listed under fun facts; http://www.chiff.com/home_life/holiday/mothers-day-history.htm

and for school kids everywhere: for elementary grades

freebies from: http://mrsrubinsclass.blogspot.ca/2012/05/wow.html 

slightly older children may like to help pick out the flowers in addition to creating their own arts and crafts;   http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/mothersdaygiftsartscrafstideaskidskidsprojects.html

 I have seen the beautiful creations made by a local florist –

  ask for Yien at  http://www.ellisflowers.ca/about-us/our-team    remember to place an order in advance so they can be delivered fresh and on time http://www.ellisflowers.ca/products

Enjoy the day, whether celebrating this week or on one of the other dates globally; Mother’s Day is officially declared:  http://projectbritain.com/mothers/index.html

And if you are like me – the more homemade the gift the better!

 

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