A meaningful Mother’s Day – there’s still time!

by Rachel B Posted on April 25, 2011

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Wait a minute, I haven’t even eaten my Easter eggs, and Mother’s Day is already here? Plans for Mom’s meaningful gift are ruined now, because there’s no time left to make anything personalized. All I can do is type a lame little email wishing Mom a nice day, and that won’t make me look (or feel!) good in the daughter department, people!

Refusing to give in, I check out Shutterfly’s shipping guidelines (can I salvage this time crunch?), and find that my gift dreams may not be dashed after all. Shutterfly has plenty of last-minute options to make Mother’s Day meaningful.

Photo book – yes, I can still put together a beautiful photo book for Mom using images I already have. Deborah H shares great ideas on making it simple and meaningful. Simple Path will also help make the process super smooth and fast, because it instantly makes the book for me. I have until Sunday, May 1 to get mine made and ordered in time for standard shipping.

Calendar – easy to put together, and super special for my mom. Again, I can feature family photos I already have, and add simple quotes telling mom how much we love her. I can even personalize special calendar days by adding photos and text. The calendar can be 12 months or 18 months long and I can start with any month I like. I have until Thursay, April 28 to get mine made and ordered in time for standard shipping.

Personalized notepads – so easy and beautiful. I know Mom will love seeing her name featured in elegant script, and will appreciate the beautiful design. Every note she writes will feel special. Even better, it takes just 5 minutes to make and order. I need to get these out Wednesday, April 27 for delivery via standard shipping.

Personalized calling cards – another 5-minute gift for mom that will make her feel special. She’ll love the design and the personal touch. I need to order these Wednesday, April 27 for delivery via standard shipping.

Personalized card – A personalized Mother’s Day card, of course! It’s a 5-minute process and will brighten her day even more because I will personalize it with photos and words. I need to order her card by Thursday, April 28.

What’s your favorite Shutterfly gift for Mother’s Day? Let me know by leaving a comment on this article.


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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    Great article, I have already told my kids to load their photos to my shutterfly and we are making a book from all of us. This will make her so happy because, she has always love our books. This will be a joint effort. Happy Mother’s day all.

  2. Joey Says:

    Great ideas Rachel! I can’t believe Mother’s Day is coming up so fast either.
    Barb, your idea sounds like such a fun project that I know your mom will love.
    My mom is a bit difficult to buy for. I recently enlarged a flower photo and had it framed. I asked my mom if she would like something like that and she did, but would prefer one of the 4 grandkids. Over Easter weekend i had just a couple minutes to snap some photos of the kids. Its not the ‘best’ photo, but now she can swap that photo out when the kids keep growing and when i can get all 4 together again. I ordered Mother’s Day cards today.
    Thanks for the tips and shipping guidlines!

more about Rachel B

Thank you for visiting “Picture More”, Shutterfly's Community Blog. My name is Rachel, and I come from a long line of photo enthusiasts. My grandparents kept a large (and heavy!) collection of family photo albums in their living room, which my sister and I loved looking through. My mother continued the tradition by becoming a hobby photographer (phrases like “smile, “hold that pose” and “let me get my camera” were a constant part of our lives). Now my sister and I are avid camera fans. She takes beautiful pictures of her children, and I enjoy capturing the many far-away places my husband and I visit. What I love about Shutterfly is that it helps me turn my photos into meaningful keepsakes like photo books, calendars, and photo gifts (I love my coasters, posters, mug and mouse pad!). My memories are now a part of my everyday life, not living in a shoe box or hard drive. And what I love about "Picture More" is that it will help us get even more creative with our pictures. I'm excited to exchange ideas with all of you!

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