Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Cards and Coupons

Coupons and cards are a tradition in our family. This year my son made me a coupon that said

TO: MOM
DO YOU WANT
ME TO HELP
YOU COOK ON
MOTHER'S DAY?

My daughter's card read:

Happy Mothers day!!!
this is your lucky day
This is your lucky dollar
(she made a pocket and put a dollar in it)
I (picture of a heart) you Mom!

An coupon or card is the ultimate "It's the thought that counts." It allows kids to simply experience giving without partaking in the commercialization of holidays. I have many fond memories of making coupons and cards when I was growing up as well as my mom suggesting "Why don't you make a coupon?"

Gifts are fun when you open them, but we all have too much stuff and often gifts don't last more than a season. Coupons and cards allow you to bypass the stuff and cut right to the giving.

I love the cards that my kids gave me and the simplicity of a homemade mother's day.

1 comments:

Lauren said...

That is so adorable. Coupons from kids are always so thoughtful.

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