If you are an employer, celebrating mothers at work is an essential part of your culture. Research shows that employees who receive appreciation and recognition are more satisfied with their jobs and more productive. Furthermore, workplaces that celebrate mothers foster a safe environment for their employees. As a group, mothers comprise a diverse population, representing a range of gender and sexual minorities.
They may be biological, adoptive, foster or adoptive, or transgender. They don’t necessarily fall into traditional gender roles, and therefore, need to be treated equally and fairly.
Make a video or slideshow celebrating mom
A special slideshow or video to celebrate mom at work is an excellent way to mark the occasion. Ask family members to collect pictures and videos of the mother-to-be. For a slideshow, you can go from the oldest to the latest clips, showing her from childhood to motherhood.
You can also incorporate music and transition effects to spice up the slideshow. Make sure to test the slideshow to ensure that it is free from errors and technical difficulties.
If your mom works from home, it is especially meaningful to celebrate her achievement. Create a video or slideshow featuring family photos and video messages. You can also add special videos of family members congratulating mom on her accomplishments.
After completing the project, you can export it to YouTube or Google Drive and share the link to your mother’s video on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. If you’re having trouble sharing it with her, you can use social media to spread the word.
If your mom has worked at the same company for a long time, you can create a special Mother’s Day video using a professional editing tool like Vimeo. The service has templates that you can customize and use for a beautiful Mother’s Day video. You can use videos of her and add photos from the site’s free stock library.
You can also add text, filters, and animations to make the slideshow extra special. Once your video is ready, share it with friends and family through social media, or use the free Vimeo Create feature to send it via email.
Take her out for brunch or dinner
You can take your mom out for brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day to show her how much you care about her. This is especially true if you’re working in an office setting. Brunch was first enjoyed in the 1890s, when Ann Reeves Jarvis started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” that helped local women learn to care for their children. Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day a national holiday in 1914.
For a more unique Mother’s Day gift, consider taking your mom to a theater performance. Whether you choose a Broadway show or a local community theater, your mom will love the experience. And the best part?
She’ll have time to hang out with you afterwards over a delicious meal. You can even try a new activity together, such as a cooking class. Once you’ve made reservations, it’s easy to pick a new spot.
You can take her out for a brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day, or even take her out for a special Mother’s Day dinner. Brunch is a great way to show your mom that you care and want to celebrate her.
Many restaurants will celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch or dinner. Try a new place, a local chain or a new location. You’ll have the chance to meet new friends, celebrate your mother, and show her how much you appreciate her.
Give her a day off from work
As we approach Mother’s Day, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, and while most women would prefer to celebrate the holiday at home, the office can be the perfect place to bring the family to the office. Here are some ideas to help her celebrate the day:
Consider giving a working mother a paid day off from work. A simple gesture that shows appreciation for her work is a note from a coworker. The card should be heartfelt and mention specific areas in her career that have helped her succeed.
Handwritten notes are often more meaningful than emails and other forms of communication. Incorporate her favorite food into the card. This way, she’ll feel a little extra love and appreciation.
Consider a virtual tea party. While a real one will probably not have a real counterpart, virtual tea parties can be a wonderful way to show moms how much you care. A virtual tea party is also a fun way to wish her a happy mother’s day, and you can even invite her to join you. While she’s undoubtedly busy, you can still find time to indulge in a cup of tea while you’re with her.
Recognizing your employees is another great way to make their lives more enjoyable. Employees who receive recognition from their manager are happier and more productive.
The feeling of accomplishment and pride carried by the recognition carries over to their private lives. As a matter of fact, 90 percent of employees who received recognition indicated that they trusted their managers more.
As a result, you can do much more than just give your mom a day off – you can also give her flowers to celebrate motherhood.
Give her a homemade gift
Getting a coworker a Mother’s Day gift can be challenging, especially if your budget is tight. But you don’t have to break the bank to make her feel special. Consider giving her a homemade gift this year. There are plenty of options available. Here are a few suggestions:
Personalized jewelry dishes: Marbled jewelry dishes are a thoughtful homemade gift for moms. Using oven-bake clay, you can decorate the dishes with gold paint.
You can get a gold paint pen from a craft store, and decorate them however your mom likes. If you’re unsure about what kind of jewelry she likes, you can even create a custom jewelry dish for her.
A homemade book: For moms who love to read, homemade bookmarks make a perfect gift. For this project, you can simply cut a sheet of thick card stock into bookmark shapes.
Then, add a personal touch by decorating the book with her favorite childhood pictures. A homemade gift is sure to be cherished by any mom! You can also make a customized gift certificate. If you’re not comfortable with making your own, you can find free templates online at Creative Certificates.
Choose a homemade gift that reflects her personality. Flowers and plants will be a perfect choice. A handmade scarf will make a special gift even more special. Pick a color that matches her wardrobe and style.
Make sure to pair it with a cotton tote bag. It’s convenient to carry her scarf when not in use, and she will surely appreciate the thought. And while you’re at it, try giving her something unique to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Host a family picnic
A fun way to celebrate moms at work is to throw a cook-off. Grab a picnic blanket or pool towel and pack some snacks and wine for your mom and her coworkers. Pack picnic supplies for everyone, and plan some fun activities for the whole family!
If you don’t want to spend all day at the park, plan a family cookout picnic at the office. That way, you can both enjoy the day together while keeping it special.
Bring a basket full of your mom’s favorite foods. Make sure to pack disposable plates and napkins as well. Prepare a picnic basket that includes all of the food and beverages she enjoys. Bring along the other necessities for the picnic, including sunscreen and a hat.
Once the children have had enough food, prepare a few games that they can play with their moms. You can even take a few of your mom’s favorite snacks with you to celebrate her hard work!
Plan a low-key affair for the food and decorations. You can choose to use paper plates and other easy-to-clean options. Decorations like vases or subtle blooms will help you avoid overpowering your meal, but won’t overpower the food. Use fresh herbs to add a little glam.
If you don’t have a garden, try planting some seeds in a container of water for your guests to collect as they eat.
Give her a thank you letter
When you give her a thank you letter to celebrate mothers in the workplace, there are several ways to say “thank you.” You can start by remembering something about your mom when you were a child or a teenager.
Then, you can move on to present her with something you do for her now, or maybe you’ll write a poem or cover art. Just remember to make your letter short and legible.
There are many ways to thank your mom at work, including by enclosing it with a birthday or Mother’s Day card. If you can’t get her to read the letter, you can send it in person to show your appreciation.
You can even include flowers, which will add a personal touch. You can even design the envelope to make it extra special. If you’re feeling especially generous, include a handwritten note, as well.
Greeting cards are another great way to express your gratitude. Personalized greeting cards are a great way to show your mom that you appreciate her hard work and dedication. Try to be as specific as possible.
If you have musical talents, try writing a song for your mom! It may be something as simple as a thank you note for something she’s done for you. Lastly, moms don’t hear enough thank yous, so be sure to tell her how much you appreciate all that she does for you.