Here it is, another day when you're supposed to go out and get gifts and cards for
somebody. Mother's day is certainly one of the more traditional ones, though the
greeting card companies do seem intent on turning every day into an obligatory
card day: there's secretary's day, boss' day, administrative professionals day (that's
one I've only heard about this year), and probably about three hundred and sixty one
I remember when greeting cards were under a dollar; nowadays even a simple card costs a couple
of bucks and you can easily spend close to ten on a deluxe 3D card with a pop-up cake and sound
effects. The way things are going, we're all at risk of having all our hard-earned funds torn from our
wallets and bank accounts by the International Conspiracy of Greeting Card Companies
("ICoGCC"--no doubt you've heard people try to say that with their last breath before in movies,
so you know how powerful and dangerous this particular syndicate is).
The one thing that stands valiantly in ICoGCC's way, the one thing that may save us, is the
brave "e-card" which doesn't cost anything at all. Honest, I still intend to do my part to help
thwart ICoGCC by creating my own exclusive line of e-greeting cards, but I haven't finished
enough of them yet to cover all possible holidays and other situations. At least they're
shaping up nicely so far, I think. Here's one:
...unfortunately, I haven't finished my Mother's Day e-card collection yet, so I guess you're
stuck with getting Mom a gift of some kind, preferably something she doesn't have already.
I know that can be tough--especially if you're the kind of person who gets your mother a
boring old tie every year, no matter how many times she tells you afterwards that she
doesn't wear ties, especially not those boring old ones you keep buying.
But I'm going to try to help you out anyway, even though I'm still working on writing my own mother's day e-cards.
Taking some of my
Valentine's Day e-cards
and crossing out "Valentine's Day" and writing "Mother's Day" on top probably wouldn't be quite the
right thing to do; most moms can see through that kind of ruse.
"Protect Your Banana!"
One your mother probably doesn't have is a patented
to allow her to safely transport and store individual bananas letting her enjoy perfect
bananas anytime, anywhere.
That's one gift you can keep giving her year-after-year.
...or at least for as many years as she has bananas.
Or, if you want to splurge this year and get her something really big, why not check out
Great Big Stuff,
a store that sells stuff that's...well...big.
Whether Mom needs a realistically hand-painted sixteen-inch PVC bagel or a similarly
proportioned pair of undies, Great Big Stuff has it.
...or, at the very least, they'll have something else large that you could get.