It was my Mom’s birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Mom.
When asked if there was anything she’d particularly like for her Birthday her reply, as always, was ‘There’s nothing I want at my age’.
Music to my ears. This gives me license to do Birthdays how I like to do them.
*There are purchases made, of course. But I’m not hitting the retail stores in search of stuff.
The Birthday Card - Hand-made (of course)
From an early age my Mom always encouraged me to hand-make cards, so she’ll appreciate this. It also resolves the problem of trying to get a card with ‘Mom’ on it. Apparently, I live in the only region of the UK that uses the word ‘Mom’ rather than ‘Mum or Mam’.
The Main Birthday Gift - An experience
This isn’t a frugal gift by any stretch of the imagination.
But I’ve said it before ‘I don’t mind spending money but I hate wasting money’. Two tickets plus car-parking and pre-show drinks costs in excess of £100. It’s a lifetime memory, a gift that lasts for years.
My Mom’s worth it!
(Here’s the used ticket inside the card – I can be a bit glue-happy at times!)
The Birthday gift from the Grandchildren
Photo’s aren’t clutter to Grandma’s
I grabbed a reasonably priced photo-frame from Home Bargains and personalised it with the year. It struck me the other day, Grandparents have lot’s of school photo’s on display. But who knows when they were taken? Problem solved with a little bit of clay, some paint and a dollop of superglue!
The Birthday Cake - Designed with the recipient in mind
Cupcakes this time, my Mom likes white chocolate and strawberries together – Voila!
I’d encourage everyone to give home-made birthday cakes a try. They really are special.
That’s how we do it here.. please feel free to share how you do it !
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