This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 8th, 2022, and it's time to start planning how your team will celebrate the amazing mothers on your team and at your remote company. Luckily, there are tons of amazing ways to celebrate this important holiday remotely and replicate the in-person spirit of this celebration.
Mother's Day is an amazing moment to stop and thank the incredible mother's in our lives and communities for all that they do. In the past few years where a lot of work has shifted to remote or hybrid, we've gotten to meet the kids of the amazing Mothers we work with, through impromptu Zoom meeting pop-ins or coordinated introductions to the team!
Now is the time to brainstorm how you'll honour the amazing Mothers on your team and make this day feel special to them on top of the love they are getting at home!
Here are the ideas we'll cover in this article:
- In-person gifts to send for a Virtual Mother's Day Celebration
- Virtual celebrations for Mother's Day at Remote Companies
- Virtual notes and messages to send for celebrating Mother's Day at work
Ideas for Celebrating Mother's Day at Work at a Virtual or Hybrid Company
Need ideas for how to celebrate Mother's day at work remotely? We've got you covered. Check out this list below for some inspiration this year.
Though it may seem like a simple gesture, flowers are always a great gift to send for a Mother's day celebration. Mother's Day falls in the season of spring, making the gift of flowers extremely fitting for the time period that this holiday falls on.
An added bonus of this gift is that you are usually going to purchase these from a local flower shop near the address of the recipient, meaning that you'll be supporting the recipient's local business scene through your gift-giving!
Here's a list of the best types of flowers to purchase on Mother's Day. Pick your favorite type and call up the local florist near the recipient that you're looking to send it to.
Host a virtual party
An amazing way to celebrate the incredible Mothers at your company is to host an epic virtual party. There are so many ways to have fun with your team while celebrating the incredible Mothers in your crew and here are some of the ideas to do that:
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Send a virtual card
In today's day, there are virtual cards so beautiful that you'll be asking if you should ever buy a physical card again! Companies like Paperless Post have dedicated sections and cards specifically for Mother's Day. They have a large variety to pick from, so whether you are very close with this person or want to send a more simple short message with your card, you can certainly do so virtually (and the recipient will love it!).
Send a public message on Slack or Teams
Sending a public message of celebration in Slack or Teams is a great way to get everyone involved in a Mother's Day celebration at work. Sending a message like this in a public channel is a great way to bring everyone's attention to the fact that it's Mother's Day, and to inspire more people to spread joy and love on this holiday. What's great about doing messages like this, is that everyone can respond with fun and celebratory emojis to the message, and respond within the thread with their own messages of celebration.
Here is some inspiration for messages you could send in Slack:
- Happy Mother's Day to the incredible Mothers that work at this company. We are so excited to celebrate you today.
- It's Mother's Day and we're so excited to celebrate [list names of the Mothers you'd like to shout out].
- Today is a day to stop and celebrate the amazing Mother's at this organization. We are so lucky to have you at this organization and in our communities. Today we celebrate you!
Pro tip: On platforms like Slack, users can create custom emojis that they can they use to react to messages. Try making a custom 'Happy Mother's Day emoji for employees to use this year!
Send goodies for the family
If the Mother's at your company are working from home, sending them (and their loved ones/children) some delicious goodies will be sure to brighten their day. Just like sending flowers, sending baked goods for Mother's Day is an awesome way to fuel the local economy of the recipient of this gift.
Looking for other in-person gift ideas to send to the amazing Mothers on your team to celebrate Monther's Day at work? Read about more here.
Make a donation to their charity of choice
Offering to donate to a charity of someone's choice is a meaningful way to show that you care about them and you want to give to something that they care about. Often, individuals have a charity of choice that they donate to regularly or volunteer at because it is a cause that's important to them.
This year, think about pledging a donation to the charities of choice of the Mothers that you are honouring at your organization. Let them know after you've wished them a Happy Mother's Day that you'd like to do this to celebrate them and you'll see how excited and grateful this person is that you've made an effort to honour a cause that's important to them.
To conclude, there are tons of ways that you can honour and celebrate the incredible Mothers at your organization. Doing one or all of the ideas above is important to show the Mothers in your work communities how important and valued they are in your organization.
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Why is it important to celebrate Mother's Day at Work?
Celebrating Mother's Day is important to do in our personal and professional lives because of the positive impact that Mothers have on us and the world around us. Depending on your level of closeness to people at work, you may have tons of insight into the family lives of Mothers at work, or none at all. Regardless of this, these superheroes are raising the next generation of people and deserve to be celebrated accordingly!
Who should be organizing Mother's Day celebrations at work?
Everyone! It's important for all team members of every level to step up and help out to celebrate the amazing Mothers at your organization. If there's someone stepping up to lead these activities, supporting them is vital. If no one is stepping up to make these activities happen, step up yourself and rally a crew of people to help.
How do you measure the success of Mother's Day celebrations at work?
In this context, one of the best ways to measure the success of these events and activities is to have a conversation with those who you celebrated after the fact to get their honest feedback on the activities that took place. This is vital to do, so that next year, your team can adjust any activities or events accordingly to keep making Mother's Day celebrations at work that much better.