In recent weeks, in person family gatherings and celebrations have become a thing of the past, and Mother’s Day is no exception. While we may be unable to take our mothers out for brunch or a nice dinner, a celebration is still possible. Below is a list of ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart you may be.

Make a craft together

Staying home has sparked a trend in old-fashioned crafting, like quilting, knitting and painting. Craft kits are available for purchase online or through curbside pickup at various store locations. Spend quality virtual time with Mom working on masterpieces together while chatting on the phone or through a video call.

Dine out at home

Dining inside of restaurants is still not allowed in most states, but many restaurants are still offering to-go and delivery options. Order a family meal to go from your mom’s favorite restaurant. If you’re celebrating with your mom remotely, have her favorite meal delivered to enjoy in your own homes.

Give her flowers

Brighten up mom’s day with a fresh flower delivery from a local flower shop. Many people are purchasing flowers during this time, so be sure to place the order early to receive them in time.

Enjoy a custom photo album together

Sort through old pictures and to create a custom photo album online, or make your own in a scrapbook. Flip through the albums together while chatting virtually and relive some of the year’s best moments.

Send a spa kit

Bring the spa home this year with a DIY spa kit. Kits are available for purchase online, or you can create a basket of specialty soaps, bath bombs, scented candles, a loofah, body brush, moisturizer, bath salts, massage tools, facial mask, scented oils, shampoo and conditioner. Throw in her favorite magazine and a CD with soothing music for ultimate relaxation.

Watch a movie together

Is there a movie you and your mom both adore? Watch it together on Mother’s Day, at home. Start the movie at the same time in your own homes, and keep up a steady stream of text messages about the movie instead of the live conversation you would enjoy if you were watching together in person. Make it extra-special by sending her a homemade “ticket” to your movie, including the title and the official start time, and throw in some of her favorite snacks, as well.

Mother’s Day may be slightly different than what we have been accustomed to in years past, but we are still able to celebrate with a little extra creativity.

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