Mother’s Day 2020 will look different but it does not mean you can’t find ways to make the day special. Maintain social distance this year while finding ways to share and show love.

Here are just a few easy ideas to make the day special:

  1. Connect via video

Schedule a FaceTime (via iphone or ipad) or Zoom call with mom. While nothing beats an in person visit doing a video call is a great option to feel connected and bring a smile to her face. It’s easy to do and if you need help just ask your son or daughter, and start your video call.

2. Send flowers

Flowers are always popular and this year you will find many ways to support your local florist while maintaining social distance with delivery and curbside options. Search online for florists in your area to see what they are offering. Another option is to head to our local nurseries and pick up a hanging basket to drop off to mom’s door.

3. Have brunch or dinner delivered

We can’t take mom to brunch or dinner this Mother’s Day but we can have it delivered to her. Check out some of her favorite local restaurants. Many are offering pre-fix menu options for delivery or pick up. You can also check out Grubhub to see what’s available in your area for delivery.

4. Create a music playlist

Music is a great way to share love and memories. Put together a special playlist this year  to share using Apple MusicSpotifyPandora

5. Enjoy the Albany Tulip Festival

Albany is proud of its Dutch heritage and shows it every year with the Albany, Annual Tulip Fest. It’s falls on Mother’s Day and features over 150 varieties of tulips, a beautiful site to see. This year they are going virtual. Don’t miss the chance to see this wonderful tradition. Click here to learn how:

6. Visit a museum virtually

Maybe you had plans to travel this year with your loved ones. While your travel plans are on hold, you can still travel the world together, virtually. Start with a virtual museum tour. For example The Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the various Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC and many more are available online for free virtual tours.