This particular mom is really amazing at making things magical for her kids. She makes sure her daughters have a wonderful Easter morning with baskets overflowing with treasures and treats. Plus, she is an incredible encouragement to me. One of those friends who is always speaking life over me.
I thought, This gal needs someone to make a basket for HER!
So I did!
I hopped over to Target, picked out a cute basket and filled it with some girl-y seasonal items I found around the store. I even found a strawberry huller on clearance and threw that in there (that ended up being her favorite thing!).
Then I presented it to her and told her not to open it until Easter morning when the rest of her house was enjoying their baskets.
She LOVED it!
I thought it would be fun to make a tradition out of it – ask God to help me pick a mom each year to whom I will bless with an Easter basket. I couldn’t wait to get started once I knew who the Lord wanted to have a Mommy Easter Basket!
Here are a few pics of how her Easter basket turned out…The budget is tight this year, so I had to get creative. God always does GREAT things in these desperate moments when I ask Him for help! I remembered that I had a $30 Target gift card hidden away since Christmas and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to spend it.
The bucket was $5 (I embellished it by gluing her name across the front with some chipboard letters I had on hand. Don’t you just love personalized things?I filled it up with a set of Easter dish towels, spatulas, Martha Stewart Magazine’s Easter issue, 2 plastic Easter tumblers, a cute bunny-shaped bowl, a fun Easter banner for her to hang in her house, and a package of Easter-themed Post-It notes I found in the dollar bins. I also think I am going to add some jellybeans (one of her fave Easter candies).I basically filled it with all the things I thought would be fun for a mom to get! Everything you see was exactly $30.
What do you think, Happy Home Friends? Is there a mom YOU could bless this year with a basket? A mom you know that works so hard building her Happy Home and may need a little surprise magic in return this Easter morning?
It doesn’t have to be fancy – if you don’t have $30 Target gift cards lying around, then you may just want to send a card, or even a simple plastic egg with a note inside that says how much you admire and appreciate her and that she is doing a great job. Everyone could use a bit of encouragement!
I’d love to know if you decide to do this – please leave me a comment and tell me how it went!