Monday, April 25, 2011
Mother's Day is almost here! Make sure you let the mom in your life know special she is with a Mother's Day card. Tiny Prints invited me and a number of Bay Area bloggers to their headquarters in Sunnyvale, where they treated us to a tour, a delicious lunch, and a sneak peek at their 2011 Mother's Day card line. Their new cards capture all the hottest trends in Mother's Day cards:
My mother could not care less about receiving a card store greeting card, but she turns to mush when a card has photos of her grandchildren in it. Sending a card with photos and personalized text makes it so much more special. You can put photos of you and your mom, or your kids. I love the idea of a card with photos of you through the years:
I made a Tiny Prints card for my mother. It's probably going to be on display in her living room until Mother's Day 2012.
It's not all about lace and flowers; today's Mothers Day cards can be as sophisticated and modern as today's moms.
Homemade art designs
All mothers have received a handmade Mother's Day card from their children at some time in their lives. I still have the cut-out heart filled with random squiggles made when The Pea was two years old! When it comes from a child, a handmade card is precious. When it's from your thirty-five year old son, not so much (unless he's a graphic designer or artist or scrapbooker!). Tiny Prints has some wonderfully whimsical designs that capture that home-made look and feel:
Remember those "free hug" and "one breakfast in bed" coupons you used to make for your mom? Thanks to Tiny Prints, you can send her a personalized "coupon" and not feel like you're still an eight-year old! (although you'll probably always be an eight-year-old to your mom)
Not Just Moms
These days, people don't just send Mother's Day cards to their mothers; after all, your mother isn't the only mother in your life! Grandmothers, aunts, wives, best friends, adoptive mothers, surrogate mothers and granddaughters are also mothers. Even mothers-to-be already have a little life inside them!
The last time my mother-in-law had a photo of all her grandchildren together, 3Po and Jammy were just three months old. She has waited a long time for the next one, so I know she will treasure this card:
You can search for Mother's Day greeting cards on Tiny Prints' special Mother's Day section; they have thousands of beautiful designs. Creating a greeting card couldn't be easier. Just select a design, personalize it with text and/or photos, then order. It took me about 10 minutes to create the card in the photo above; most of that time was spent deciding which design to choose and what message to print inside the card (Tiny Prints provides quite a few nice sayings and messages for Mother's Day and other occasions). Driving to a card store or drugstore to pick out a card takes a whole lot longer! Thanks, Tiny Prints, for showing me how special a Mother's Day card can be!
Disclosure: Tiny Prints treated me to lunch, a set of thank-you cards and a voucher for free Tiny Prints greeting cards. Posting about the event, or about Tiny Prints, was not required, and I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.