Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. This day is held in high regard as one of the most special days of the year. It is a time to honor the mothers around us for the gift of maternal bonds, and the service mothers provide their families and others in society. We all look for ways to impress the special ladies of the day, gifting them with jewelry, gift baskets, flowers and lavish dinners. Sometimes, the most understated gift is just what a mother is looking for – one chosen with thought and effort, and comes from the kitchen.
The Local Grocer has a few ideas for just such a gift. Delight your matron’s taste buds with a colorful, homemade fruit arrangement. Shapes made from melon, pineapple, strawberries and grapes can make your bouquet fresh and colorful. Be sure to use as many of your special someone’s favorites as you can find. A set of cookie cutters will add some festive flair to your delicious token of appreciation. Bamboo skewers can provide some height and allow you to use a decorative vase to display your delectable culinary gift and continue the floral theme.
Put a reminder in your phone or pocket calendar: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13.
Photography by Jennifer Hodney