Whose Mother’s Day Is It?

I don’t look forward to Mother’s Day the way I used to because I now feel it presents a few dilemmas –  not the least of which is the dilemma of the greeting card.  Here are my Mother’s Day greeting card questions and comments – feel free to join in:

1. Should we send my daughter and daughter-in-law Mother’s Day cards? I’ve always thought it sounded funny: Happy Mother’s Day, Daughter.

2. Do grandchildren send a Mother’s Day card to their grandmother? Wasn’t Grandparent’s Day invented for that purpose? I don’t think so, because then there would have been a separate Grandmother’s Day and Grandfather’s Day. Therefore I think Hallmark would like us to have cards from grandchildren sent on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day.  When is Grandparent’s Day anyway?

3.  Should a parent buy the card for her child to send to the grandmother? That’s like sending two cards to your mother and pretending one is not from you.

4. Should a husband send a mother’s day card to his wife? Happy Mother’s Day, Wife. I know I’ve seen such a card, so it must be OK to do this.

5. Should a husband send a wife a Mother’s Day card from the children? Well, again it’s like sending two cards to your wife, pretending one (or more) is not from you. This brings up another question:

6. If there is more than one child, can the one card be used for both children? Happy Mother’s Day from Us. Maybe “Us” could be the husband and the children – but then the verse could be tricky.

I could go on and on since I have many more questions; but I’m confusing myself so I know I must be confusing you patient readers as well. The one thing I know for sure is that Mother’s Day is not as happy for me as it is for Hallmark.

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6 Responses to Whose Mother’s Day Is It?
  1. Susan
    April 27, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Funny post! I avoid most of these dilemmas by not sending cards. My dad is the only one in the family who really loves getting cards, and guess what–he’s not a mother!

  2. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs
    April 27, 2011 | 9:49 pm

    Ha! Yes, it certainly is a dilemma. Made worse by the fact cards are so darn expensive anymore! One you forgot: cards from the dog to “Mom”(yes, I’ve seen them!). I have a far worse time choosing a card for Father’s Day … and my Dad’s birthday.

  3. Sally Kabak
    April 28, 2011 | 8:11 pm

    Oh Lisa I can’t believe a mother’s day card from a dog, that is rather extreme.
    Granddaughter likes giving me cards which I do keep as they are so special.
    If a child wants to give their mother a card then let them make their own, means so much more in the end.

  4. Lynn
    May 1, 2011 | 8:58 pm

    Well, let me tell you what I did and see if it helps. I (foolishly) gave my oldest daughter a mother’s day card and gift as it was the first one, yada yada. However, with 4 adult children, you do the math. Mother’s day has become another Christmas. sigh. wish I had not started any of it. Between birthdays, and other holidays, who needed it?

  5. Great post!

  6. Char
    May 3, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    The way I see it, cards are fine but hugs and kisses are way better!-)
    The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom

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