First and foremost, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate every woman who has a child- be it your wife or grandma or massi. Ideally, we’d all get to spend the holiday with our loved ones, looking at photo albums, and talking about our childhood. However, with the second wave of coronavirus in place, we will have to adjust, and celebrate Mother's Day virtually if you are away from your mom.
This year it’s hard to safely celebrate in person, but there are still so many fun ways to make your mom feel special and tell her how much you love her or how much she means to you. You might be far away from your home physically, but you can still stay closer than ever.
Here are some ideas to celebrate Mother's Day virtually.
- First of all, you can surprise her by arranging a group video call with all your family members.
- If you can't be with your mom in person to talk about your childhood and look at photo albums, why not make a music album with them and send it to your mom. You can simply do it with the help of any movie maker app.
- Okay, so this time you won't be able to go to the theatre together, but you guys can watch a movie virtually. There are several apps for it and this will make you feel like you two are together.
- If you can’t take your mom on a real shopping spree for new clothes, accessories or shoes, then facetime her and go on a virtual shopping trip.
- With this lockdown in place, your mom must be stuck indoors and feel bore. So, gift her a subscription to online apps like Netflix, Prime, or Hotstar. This will not only make her feel good but will also remind her how much you think about her.
- Take a screenshot of the video call with your mom and post it on social media along with a heartfelt caption. This will certainly make your mom feel special.
- So what, if you cannot have lunch or dinner together physically, you guys can do it virtually! You can also drink together, have a painting or music session together online, or play Ludo online to have some fun.
For unversed, this day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at a church in West Virginia. It was Anna, who started the initiative to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States in 1905 when her mother died.
Initially, the US government rejected the proposal, but in 1911 the government declared Mother's Day as the national holiday. This day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. While in the UK, it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of March, Greece celebrates it on February 2, other countries including India celebrate it in May on the second Sunday of the month.
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