Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day 2015 Free E-Cards, Last Minute Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is one of highest seasonal days for the delivery of Mother's Day flowers, greeting cards, gifts, and newer traditions such as edible fruit arrangements instead of the older fruit baskets.

But if you aren't able to get a Mother's Day card in the snail mail in time, there are always e-cards sent by email.  Hallmark's website offers Mother's Day e-cards at a nominal price, while other companies such as Blue Mountain and American Greetings offer free Mother's Day e-cards along with other cards for purchase.

Last minute gift for Mom who doesn't have a cell phone:

One reader offered this gift idea for the mom who does not use a cell phone.  Buy a pre-paid cell phone with a camera (which can be bought 24-hours a day at gas stations and 7-Elevens).  Then, add photos of the children and/or grandchildren to the phone.  That way mom will always keep the phone charged and with her to show off the pictures.

Gift ideas for younger children to give on Mother's Day:

 
For younger children, Mother's Day often means crayon drawings or hand-made arts and crafts for mom which is sometimes accompanied by a well-intentioned (but novice) attempt at making breakfast in bed for mom. When drawing a Mother's Day card, kids could list all the things mom does for them that makes them happy.

Older kids can always make simple sugar cookies, shape them into a heart or flower, and decorate the cookies for mom.

Mother's Day Freebies:

The Brevard Zoo is offering free admission for moms on Mother's Day.

Free E-books for Mom:

The Brevard County Library System (includes the Cocoa Beach Public Library) has free e-books to check out. If mom lives out of Brevard County, check to see if her local library system has free e-books at the overdrive web address below.

Patrons can download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and more. To get started, visit http://brevard.lib.overdrive.com/.

Brevard County Libraries offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble Nook, and Sony Reader.

Brevard County Libraries partners with OverDrive, Inc. at http://www.overdrive.com to offer this service.

When is Mother's Day 2015?

In the U.S, Mother's Day is always celebrated the second week in May which was made an official American national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.  So if you are asking, "When is Mother's Day in 2015?"  Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 10, 2015.