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Five ways to express your love to mom.
Have a very VIOLET Mother's Day  |  Photo by Pamela Hanson / Trunk Archive
— Photography by Pamela Hanson / Trunk Archive
There is no one more boss than mom. She is the ultimate multi-tasker, the family’s operations manager and the president of your fan club. This Mother’s Day, VIOLET GREY is here to assist you in expressing your love and appreciation for mom, the quintessential woman-in-charge.
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Sending gifts electronically is best when time is of the essence. If you have missed the window of opportunity for mailing a present or card, order an airline gift card and have it arrive in her inbox the morning of Mother’s Day. If all goes according to plan, she might be able to book a flight and be on your doorstep by dinner.
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For those who stay in touch with mom on a daily basis for advice on love, life and how to best fix a loose hem, give her a day of rest and tranquil silence. All matters can wait to be handled the next day.
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A hug offers so much more than a physical showing of love and affection. Researchers have noted that the simple act of an embrace causes the brain to trigger the release of oxytocin, a hormone responsible for feelings of happiness. Oxytocin also reduces stress hormones, which in turn lowers blood pressure and increases levels of comfort and joy. So give mom lots of hugs, it’s good for your health and hers.
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At the end of the day, gifts are nice and very much appreciated but the one thing mom wants more than anything is more time spent with you. Create a bucket list dedicated to activities you and mom can accomplish together, such as scuba diving in the Galapagos before the islands disappear.
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Sometimes, the simplest gift is the sweetest. For those who know their way around proper prose, write a handwritten letter to mom, describing all the ways in which she has shown her love for you. Be grateful, be appreciative and be sure to have plenty of stationery on hand.
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