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Mother’s Day with Funky Pigeon

With all the madness that’s going on in the world right now, it’s easy to forget that it’s Mother’s Day this weekend. It’s a bittersweet one for me, because my Mum and I are properly back in contact and enjoying a lovely relationship again, and this would have been the first Mother’s Day since things have been good with us. However, between my pre-existing conditions and my little sister being in the middle of chemotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis, we aren’t going to be able to see each other this Mother’s Day. Huband won’t be able to see his Mum either (we’re even missing our nephew’s 16th birthday today, too), and we’re both absolutely gutted.

One thing that is worth bearing in mind is that, even if you don’t get to see your Mum for Mother’s Day, Funky Pigeon are still working tirelessly to get cards, flowers and gifts out to everyone’s Mums. You can still order something, right up to 6pm on Saturday, so it’s not too late!

Here are just some of the gorgeous gifts that you can have delivered straight to your Mum to show her you’re still thinking of her, even if you can’t be together:

Mother’s Day Personalised Chocolates

Mother's Day personalised chocolatesThese boxes of chocolates aren’t just a delight for the tastebuds – they can be personalised to feature any picture you want, and after you’ve finished the chocolates, it can be turned into a photoframe. I just know that my Mum and Mother in Law would love these, especially if it featured a lovely picture of Sausage and BB.

Mother’s Day Necklaces

Mother's Day jewelleryJewellery is always a lovely way to show someone you care and Funky Pigeon has something for every budget. I absolutely love this rose gold necklace and I think any Mum would be chuffed to receive this on their special day.

Mother’s Day Photo Gifts

Personalised gifts for Mother's DayThe clever chaps at Funky Pigeon can actually personalise a WHOLE range of stuff, from snowglobes to socks to aprons to keyrings and a whole lot more besides. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find pictures of you and your Mum and have them printed on something for her to cherish? You could even make a collage of pictures of you together from right back when you were a baby!

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother's Day flowersWho doesn’t love receiving flowers? Luther Burbank once said “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” I know my Mum absolutely loves to receive flowers so this would be a really nice option for her, too. The bouquets from Funky Pigeon start at just £19.99, which is a really great price considering the quality of the flowers.

Mother’s Day Alcohol

A personalised tipple for Mother's DayMy Mum is like me, in the respect that neither of us are massive drinkers, but if your Mum enjoys a tipple every now and again, getting her a personalised bottle of whatever tickles her fancy could be a great way to show her how much you love her. And who knows? If you’re lucky, she might even share it with you!

Head over to Funky Pigeon to check out all of these amazing gifts, and more.

Win a Selection of Cardooo Greetings Cards

dinosaurs_cover_prDid you know that here in the UK we buy and send more greetings cards than anywhere else in the world? I don’t know about you, but when the girls have a birthday, we tend to leave the greetings cards up for months because we feel bad about taking them down too soon! Recently, Cardooo got in touch and asked if we’d like to give away a selection of their cards to one lucky Mum’s the Word reader and, because we love all of you of course we agreed!

The beauty of Cardooo cards is that they aren’t just a greetings card, they also have activities such as colouring and stories incorporated into them, so they really are the cards that keep on giving! They’re available online and also at Asda (the current range is available here, with further designs available in the near future) Click on the images below to see the full card design.

I also ADORE the fact that they have a colouring card which depicts a girl playing football – so unusual to see gender neutral stuff like that and something which would definitely make me buy them in the future.

To be in with a chance of winning, just leave follow Cardooo on Instagram, Twitter and go over to their Facebook page to say “Hi”, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite Cardooo card from the website. I’ll draw a winner at random this time next week (16th October 2015) and Cardooo will send out a selection once the winner has given me their contact details. No cash alternative will be offered.

Good luck!

Paper Shaker: Review and Giveaway

Recently, the people from PaperShaker got in touch and asked if we’d like to try out their bespoke stationery service and with Sausage’s birthday coming up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make some Thank You cards for her to give to people who buy her gifts.

The site currently only offers baby announcement and thank you cards, adult and kids party invitations and various wedding stationery, but the cool thing about the site is that all of the cards are customisable, so I managed to make some beautiful thank you cards suitable for a 5-year-old to give out from the wedding thank you templates on the site. I added a gorgeous picture of Sausage that I took a few months ago and adjusted the graphics around the edge – here’s the result:

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Aren’t they gorgeous? The photo is printed in really high quality too, so people could probably frame it afterwards, if they chose to.

We were even able to customise the text on the back of the cards, adding our own personalised message.

And now for the best bit – you could win your own set of PaperShaker cards too! I have three sets of cards with free p&p to give away, which you can design and customise yourself. All you need to do to enter is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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