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Create a Special Mother’s Day Gift in a Mason Jar!

Posted May 04 2010 5:58am

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Give your mom a unique gift with a very personal touch showing your appreciation.
 
Maybe your mother has about everything she needs, or is at that age where she tells you not to buy her anything, or is tired of flowers and candy. How many bouquets of flowers have you sent to your mother on Mother’s Day?
 
If you’d like to be a lot more personal and loving (we can never share enough appreciation) then this is a great idea that you alone, with siblings or with your family can do for mom this week!
 
This very inexpensive, cool idea can be whipped together in a few hours and even sent in the mail to get to her on time this Saturday if necessary! And, it’s something she can dip into anytime to remind her of all good things and you.
 
Mom’s Mason Jar of Love
 
What you’ll need 1) a nice clean clear Mason canning jar, ideally one with the metal clip ring around it with glass lid, not just the screw on lid, but either will do
 
2) cut 2″ x 3″or 4″ pieces of bright colored paper
 
3) 4-6″ pieces of twine or ribbon
 
4) thin marker pen
 
On the small rectangles of paper, jot down recollections of your mother: her favorite perfume, an unforgettable vacation you took together, a saying she repeated again and again when you were a kid, the favorite foods she cooked/s, the way she sings, dances, cares for others, cared/s for you, etc. Just think of things you’d tell others about her that has supported you in life, that make you happy and glad she’s your mom.
 
Roll up each one and tie it with a piece of twine or ribbon.
 
Fill the Mason jar with your handwritten scrolls.
 
You can wrap the jar in tissue paper or cellophane gathered at the top with ribbon and a tag, or put in a box, or just hand to her. It’s pretty without wrapping too.
 
Little Notes of Love
Whether you’re there to watch your mom read each little note or not, your mom will love unraveling the messages one by one to see what you wrote!
 
You might send a box of tissues with it!
 
Are you the mom?
Print this out and leave in an obvious place where your partner and kids are sure to find it!!
 
Use this idea over and over again for any person or occasion!
 
PS Happy Mother’s Day to you (where applicable!)

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