There is something about opening up the envelope, seeing the beautiful, colorful, sentimental and sometimes funny choices people make when deciding what card to give their loved one. It shows that someone took the time out of their busy day to stop for a few minutes (or maybe hours depending on how you shop) to think about you, remember what you've done for them in the last year and find the right words to express themselves.
Yes, I've gotten my fair share of email cards - and I do like looking at them. I've gotten some pretty funny ones, some elegant ones and some down-right "what were they thinking" ones. But at the end of the day, I still love my paper cards.
Don't have time to get to the store, check out Hallmark. http://www.hallmark.com/product/photo-cards/mothers-day. They have a great selection of cards and right now they are running a Get Free Stamps on Card's promotion, with cards they address for you. Use promo code FREESTAMPS at checkout. Offer expires 6/19/11. (see the fine print for more details).
For those of you who are DIYers here are a couple places to go for some great make your own Mother's Day Cards.
Disney Family Fun:
Great ideas on how to craft a homemade card for mom. Be sure to also check out our lovely collection of Mother's Day crafts that can be made and given as gifts. http://familyfun.go.com/mothers-day/mothers-day-cards-gifts/mothers-day-cards/
I actually saw this one in their magazine. It looks like it will take a little time, but I know that special mom in your life is worth it. Click here for the directions on how to make the Flower Pot card.
Known for her do-it-yourself crafts and projects, she's got some amazing Mother's Day Craft and Card Ideas. Click here to see what her website has to offer.
Now a final thought. Just remember, no matter what you decide to do for this Mother's Day, whatever you do will be appreciated - even if it's just a card.