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5 Ideas for Remembering Mom on Mother’s Day


Our moms are everything to so many of us. After they are gone, it can feel like our lives will never be the same. In some ways, this is true.


But even though holidays like Mother’s Day will be challenging, there are still ways that we can honor, remember, and feel close to the mother figures who helped raise us.


Preparing for the First Mother’s Day without Your Mom

The first Mother’s Day after your mom dies will be unlike any other. You may face grief and other emotions that this time of year had never before held. As you navigate this holiday, there are ways that you can help ease the stress of your mom being gone and help you feel better.


For example, try to remember the good times you shared or talk to someone who understands like a family member or grief counselor. If Mother’s Day seems particularly hard now that your mom has passed away, remember that these feelings won’t last forever and that your grief is likely to get better with time.


Ways to Honor Your Late Mom on Mother’s Day

Just because your mom is no longer with you doesn’t mean you can’t—or shouldn’t—take time to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. In fact, honoring your mom on this holiday can help promote healing and help you find peace while keeping her memory alive.


Looking for ideas for how to pay tribute to your late mom or mother figure this Mother’s Day? Find inspiration with our list:

  • Watch home movies. Sometimes all you need to feel better is to hear your mom’s laugh again or to see the way she used to dance around the kitchen. Find that comfort by watching some of your favorite home movies.
  • Create a memorial. Your mother’s spirit lives on through you. Memorial Jewelry can help remind you of that and offer you connection to her every time you wear it. Consider personalizing a Necklace with her fingerprint so she’s always near your heart.
  • Write a letter to her. You can still talk to your mom, even after she has passed. Take some time on Mother’s Day to sit and write her a letter full of all the stories you wish you could share with her.
  • Enjoy her favorite treat. Nothing brings back happy memories shared between a mother and her child quite like food. Consider baking her favorite sweet treat to enjoy yourself or share with other family members. As you do, you’ll feel close to her once again.
  • Pay it forward to another mom. Help your mother’s legacy of love continue by doing something kind for another mom leading up to Mother’s Day. Gift her a book she’s been wanting to read or offer to help her run errands. Even these small acts are a heartfelt gesture she will appreciate.


If you have lost your mom, please accept our sympathy. We know how hard this time can be and truly hope that you are on your way to peace. For more information about remembering your mom, please read our post about Coping with the Loss of a Parent.


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