My First Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

My First Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I am honored and thrilled to enjoy my first one! I never could imagine how much work and dedication it takes to be a full-time mommy till I became one. Although, I planned for the one and only- my son needs are endless and I love it. Watching him grow, being curious and develop is just amazing. So I want to make my very first mother’s day special by creating twin iron-on t-shirts to represent our bond as Mother and Son. Not only is it my first mother’s day but I’m going to make it extra special by preparing a pamper basket from my son and I to ship to my mother. This will give me the opportunity to thank her for all the love and parenting skills learned.

Declining an Invitation

May is also known for Memorial Day celebrations-kind of reminds you that summer is just right around the corner. The BBQ, Pool Parties and Baked Goods are going to be in rotation so there are time you find your self so busy you may not be able to attend everything. Maintaining a social life as a mother can be difficult.

Unfortunately, I can’t make everything I am invited to because my family comes first. In my world it’s customary to acknowledge an invite and respectfully decline if you aren’t going to attend.  Couple reason why, first it’s just common etiquette to let the host know you  won’t be attending- The host thought enough of you to extend the invitation so respectfully respond. Second, your attendance is accounted for during their planning process. The host spends their time and money to accommodate their guests needs so don’t waist their money and time if your not going to attend-it’s just rude!

Thank You but I Can’t Make It

If time allows me, I like to thank my host for the invitation by personalizing a thank you card or handcrafting nice basket thanking them for the kind gesture. Another nice touch would be to send over a nice bottle of wine for the host to enjoy. These are just a few things you can do to say thank you for extending the invitation but I won’t be able to make the event. People can respect that you may have prior obligations or just might be bad timing. Giving them a card or small gift keeps the relationship strong and acknowledges your thankfulness. It’s the simple things that’s show your appreciation. So with that said lets get ready to make some memories and enjoy the little things in life.

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