Wishing You a Happy Mother’s Day! (And a Fun Gift Idea)Submitted by Farrall Wealth on April 27th, 2022
By Greg Farrall, PPC®, CWS®, CPFA®
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing and awesome moms out there! You deserve the very best and I hope you feel spoiled on your special day.
Here’s the age-old question: What do you get an incredible mom who deserves the best? Flowers are the traditional choice (and COVID-free), and a spa treatment is now an option as many of our moms have been vaccinated. But let’s be honest, most moms are tough to buy for.
I have an inexpensive suggestion that might help if you’re looking to return some love to your mom.
Find an old jar or head to the store to buy one. I would recommend a mason jar with a lid so that you don’t lose your thoughts. Also, buy some popsicle sticks or cut out small pieces of paper. Finally, find some pens you would like to use.
Write one thing you love about your mom on a popsicle stick or a small, folded note, writing as many as you can. I used small pieces of paper and folded them. It was amazing to have so many ideas come to mind. Memories of my mom came racing back, such as favorite trips, funny moments, and special times. This is also a great gift for your kids to give to their mother.
Decorate your jar however you see fit, using glue to attach ribbons or decorative paper, or simply paint it. Then all you need to do is let the glue or paint dry. I made mine with a ribbon on the lid, but if you are more artistic, feel free to paint whatever designs you think your mom might like.
Fill the jar with your special memories and you are done. A simple, inexpensive, thoughtful gift that will surely bring tears to your mom’s eyes and make her feel known, seen, and loved (which is truly what every mother wants).
Happy Mother’s Day to every wonderful mom! Enjoy your day!
Greg Farrall is CEO and owner of Farrall Wealth, an independent, boutique wealth management firm that is dedicated to helping women and business owners create customized financial plans that allow them to grow, protect, preserve, and distribute their wealth. Greg is known for being a problem-solver who walks his clients through whatever life throws at them. He prioritizes building long-term relationships and is passionate about going the extra mile for his clients so they can pursue their goals and live the lives they want. Greg has a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Wollongong in Australia and a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Indiana University Bloomington. He is a Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®) and a Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) professional. And he recently received his Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) designation. You can listen to him on his financial literacy and business topic podcast, Money Matters with Greg, on iTunes, Google and Spotify. He’s also on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook at @FarrallWealth.
Greg is a pillar of his community and served as the 2013-14 co-chair for the United Way campaign, through which he helped raise $1.8 million for 38 nonprofit organizations across Porter County, Indiana. He also served as president of the Valparaiso Rotary Club. Currently, he is on the advisory board for the Kelley School of Business and Dean of Students’ board at Indiana University. He also holds a position on the Culver Academies parents’ board.
When he is not working, you can find Greg spending time with his family or investing in one of his many passions, which include cooking, Spartan races, fly fishing, and meditation. To learn more about Greg, connect with him on LinkedIn.
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