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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