There is no doubt that COVID-19 has put a damper on celebrations.
Many events planned for 2020, big and small, have been postponed or flat-out cancelled. But some families are still finding ways to celebrate birthdays. We've also heard from couples who found unique ways to still enjoy their wedding day.
Mother's Day is coming up on May 10.
If you're celebrating Mother's Day from a distance - the most important thing is that she knows how much you appreciate her and how much she really means to you.
Sudbury.com has come up with a list of creative and simple ways you can show her how much she is loved.
1. A drive-by hi!
If your mom lives in the same town, drive-by and give her an appreciative honk! You can decorate you vehicle, blow her kissing (from a safe distance) and wish her a splendid day.
2. Window visit
Decorate the outside of her window with hearts and well wishes.
3. Have flowers delivered
Many florists in Greater are offering delivery or curb-side pickup. Phone your local florist or visit their website for more information.
4. Get the kids to make handmade cards
Nothing says love more than homemade crafts.
5. Virtual mother daughter time
Toast mom with a drink, enjoy a virtual concert together or just chat the night away.
6. Virtual wine tasting event
Join Wander Food & Wine for an online sparkling wine class on May 9. Click here for more information and to pre-register.
7. Support local
Purchase a Mother's Day gift basket from her favourite retailer. Here are just a few Mother's Day packages available for curbside pick-up in Sudbury.
We have created two Mothers Day gift baskets for that special someone in your life. These will be available in limited quantities while supplies last. Pictured here is our premium basket featuring our exclusive Signature body cream and candle (locally made!) our trendy camp-style mug, Jade Facial Rollerset, exfoliating dry brush and also includes 5 truffles from @huckleberrieschocolatiers !! Valued at $100, and we will even deliver within the Sudbury area. Add in a spa gift certificate to treat her to some relaxation and rejuvenation! Message us for the deets on how to get one of these gems to the special mom in your life. 🥰 #mom #mothersday #downtownsudbury #selfcaresudbury #sudburyspa #facials #massage #supportlocal #stayhome
8. Feed her sweet tooth
Northwest Fudge Factory has fudge and strawberry bouquets available for pick-up. Click here to find out more.
9. Treat her to brunch ... at home
Order a Mother's Day Brunch at Home package from JD Southern Smokehouse. Deadline for pick-up curbside orders is May 8. Click here for more information.
10. Pick-up the phone
Tell her how much she is loved and how much you are looking forward to giving her a great big hug when this is all over.