Mother's Day is JUST around the corner!
I don't know about you, but I am NOTORIOUS for freaking out last minute regarding gifts. Mind you, I have wonderful intentions to plan ahead of time months in advance, purchase and wrap a gift for whatever life event is being celebrated, and have it ready and waiting in a lovely holding place. BUT - that doesn't happen for me.
I am pretty "type-a" when it comes to organization and everything else that needs to go on the calendar and get done... But for SOME reason, going out to the store and purchasing gifts is my nemesis. Not to mention, once I DO get to the store, I stand in the aisles wondering, "Would so-n-so really want this? Or will it end up in the 're-gift' pile?"
There is something to be said when you provide someone with the gift of memories vs. a "thing." That "thing" may be awesome for the first week or few months. But I can guarantee you that most materialistic items are often forgotten about. For example, have you ever watched a child with a new toy? They may obsess over it for the first little while... then... SQUIRREL! They've completely forgotten about that amazing "thing" and are off to the next. However, when it comes to memories through pictures, those are the items that we are drawn back to time and time again. Yet, it's not just the pictures either... it is the emotions, the experience, and the loved ones we're surrounded by.
If you are an extremely organized gift purchasing person, I applaud you and sincerely ask: TEACH ME YOUR WAYS (which translates: want to be my personal shopper?? ;-) ) Our gift of memories is a wonderful additional for your already purchased gift!
This Mother's Day - don't run to the stores last minute and purchase a "thing" that will be quickly wrapped and then later forgotten about. Purchase the Gift of Memories, celebrating motherhood with memories that will last a lifetime!