BOCA RATON, Fla., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 16 percent of college-educated couples live within 30 miles of both spouses' mothers, according to the National Survey of Families and Households. So, chances are pretty good that many people won't get to visit mom on Mother's Day this year.
Adult children are moving farther away from their parents to pursue higher education and job opportunities, and all of this upward mobility may leave mom in the dust. Physical distance can make it difficult to do something special for her on this cherished family holiday, but The Serious Teddy Bear Company has some creative ways to make mom smile:
Teddy Bear Gift Basket
The most common Mother's Day gifts are cards, flowers and chocolates. The Serious Teddy Bear Company combines all of these traditional favorites in its "Ultimate Mother's Day Hugs" package. This popular teddy bears for mom includes a plush bear, chocolate hearts, a preserved rose, a personalized message and some other fun surprises.
Online e-card services make it easy to personalize a Mother's Day message. Free versions of video animation software also are available that allow users to upload family photos and even brief video clips. This original gift idea will stand out from all those generic paper greeting cards mom is bound to get from her other, less creative, children.
Live Video Chat
The next best thing to visiting mom on Mother's Day is to talk with her face-to-face on a live video chat. Take advantage of online services that offer free computer-to-computer video calls. This experience will blow her away, especially if she gets to see her out-of-state grandkids for "the first time in ages."
Fun Mother's Day Facts
- The U.S. Congress officially designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day in 1914.
- The Census Bureau estimates that 85.4 million mothers were living in the United States in 2008.
- Tuesday was the most popular day to have a baby in 2008.
For more information, contact Robert Schneider at (800) 763-3248 or [email protected].
About The Serious Teddy Bear Company
The Serious Teddy Bear Company makes teddy bear gift baskets for grown-ups. Its plush bears are popular gifts for all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries and business parties.
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