Mother’s Day: How To

Photo by: Impact Nottingham

It’s that time of year again. The time when we remember all of the crazy things we put our mothers through and try to spend one day making it up to them.

Below you will find several ways to make your moms feel special this Mother’s Day, from breakfast in bed to the gift they’ll keep as a reminder of how much you care.

Breakfast in bed is one of the most practiced Mother’s Day traditions. It’s easy to do, and it gives Mom a break from making breakfast! Babycenter.com has 8 simple breakfast in bed ideas for Mom on her special day.

Photo by: Kami Bigler

Kami Bigler lives with her family in Utah and runs the blog NoBiggie and blogs for the Baby Center blog. For more information about Kami or Baby Center, visit: babycenter.com.

 

Okay, so you’ve made Mom a great breakfast. What’s next? The card obviously! But what should you write in it? For those of you, like me, who spend hours searching for the perfect rhyme or quote that will tell your mom exactly how wonderful she is, check out greetingcardmessages.com They have 21 great sayings for Mother’s Day cards.

Photo by: Greeting Card Messages

 

Greeting Card Messages is a website dedicated to helping people write greeting cards for any occasion. From Baby Showers and Christenings to Bridal Showers and Engagement parties, Greeting Card Messages has the perfect saying for you. For more information, visit: greetingcardmessages.com.

 

 

Now that you’ve made Mom breakfast and given her the perfect card, what are you going to do for her special day? MothersDayCentral has several great ideas for planning a day with Mom she’s sure to love.

Photo by: Mothers Day Central

Mother’s Day Central is a blog dedicated to moms. You can find information about Mother’s Day from its history to what day it’s on each year, fun facts, and even Mother’s Day trivia. For more information, visit: MothersDayCentral.com.

 

The last thing on our list for Mom is a fantastic gift. At Nature Favors, we have fun gifts for Mom, especially for those that love gardening! The best thing about our seeded heart gifts is that Mom can watch them bloom for days after, a reminder of the special day the two of you spent together!

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Texas-Themed Wedding Favors

Inject a bit of Texas into your wedding with our Texas Bluebonnet wedding favors.

Complete with FREE personalized tags!

Handmade with a special blend of seeds and soil, these eco-friendly gifts will impress your guests and give them long-lasting memories of your wedding.

From a Texas customer:
“I am a native Texan but was getting married in Seattle. I wanted to bring a little bit of Texas to my new Washington family and found these great favors. They were a big hit! Very easy to put together, and they looked amazing!
Thank you SO much for these”~ Erin

Order ahead, and we will ship closer to your wedding day, just so you can check something off that long wedding to-do list!

Bulk Discount: Order 50 or more and get 10% off your order. Order 100 or more and save 20%! Plus you get free personalized tags!

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Eco-Friendly Seeded Paper Confetti

Happy New Year! We have lots of reasons to celebrate this month. Not only it is the beginning of a new year, but it is also the 14th anniversary of Nature Favors! We want to thank our customers from the bottom of our ♥’s.

To show our love and appreciation, we are offering 50% off our seeded confetti to the first 14 customers. Enter coupon code CONFETTI4U in our store to receive your discount.

The seeds are inside. Place them in a pot or toss them in the garden and water daily, no digging or planting required! Instructions are included with every seeded confetti order.

 

Every color, shape, and seed you can imagine!

ONE OF THE MANY CUSTOM ORDERS WE’VE CREATED

Customer Response:  I just finished putting my favors together, they turned out great. It was so nice to have everything ready to put together and I especially love the tags! I am so glad to be giving my wedding guests something that they can actually use. Thank you for an excellent product! Brianna    

Wedding Favor Traditions

The tradition of giving wedding favors dates back thousands of years. The earliest gifts recorded were called bonbonnieres, small trinket boxes made of exquisite stones or porcelain. Often these boxes contained sugar cubes, because in those times, sugar was scarce and very expensive. Almonds came next, coated with sugar. Traditionally, five Jordan almonds were given, the number stemming from a superstition that the five symbolized fertility, longevity, wealth, health, and happiness.

At Nature Favors, we hope to make at least this little piece of your wedding day (the favors) as beautiful as we can, yet simple for you to achieve. We love finding new ways to expand on this age-old tradition and simply adore seeing photos from our clients’ weddings in which they used our favors in a modern and beautiful way.

Below is a collage of some beautiful photos sent to us from Chelsey and Ryan. Their special day was nature-themed with our heart shaped bird seed favors given as a gift from the “Love Birds.”

 

Chelsey and Ryan:
Photo: weddingsunveiledmagazine.com
Photography: Austin Gros Photography. Ceremony Location and Reception
Venue: The Anchor Fellowship.
Baker: The Bake Shoppe.
Bridal Gown: Vintage find from OnceWed.com.
Shoes: Urban Outfitters.
Necklace: Heirloom from Groom’s great-grandmother.
Earrings: Heirloom from Bride’s mother.
Hairpiece and Boutionneres: Oh My Deer Handmades (Etsy).
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses: Melissa Sweet.
Hair and Makeup: R Squared Salon.
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew.
Bowties: Tux and Tulle (Etsy).
Clutches: Yensew (Etsy).
Birdseed Favors: Nature Favors (Etsy).
Florals: Created by Bride, ordered through Import Flowers.

Creative DIY Centerpiece Decorations – Nature Style

Centerpiece displays do not have to be expensive or elaborate, especially if you are planning a nature-themed wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or event.  It is always exciting to see photos of how brides choose to display their favors.  Here are some great examples:

 

Vintage Mason Jar Wedding Table Centerpiece Decoration

Fresh cut lavender purchased from your local farmer’s market, along with tree branches were used to create this simple, yet elegant, centerpiece display.  The branches not only added a touch of nature to the bouquet, but also served as a hanger for our bird seed hearts.  Pssst…Learn how to add color to a clear Mason jar.  We will be sharing this information in a future blog so be sure and bookmark us.

 

Nature-Themed Wedding Table

Reagan & Ryan chose a nature-themed wedding, which included table cloths with birds and bird seed hearts attached to grapevine wire napkin holders. The centerpiece used here is an other example of a simply beautiful and affordable table display. I love the different shades of white, they really make the fresh botanical arrangement pop!

 

Bird Seed Hearts Forming a Heart

One of our brides sent us this photo of how she used our bird seed hearts to form a heart in the center of the table. I thought this was adorable and a very creative way to display the hearts.

Try our bird seed hearts for yourself here: Bird Seed Hearts by Nature Favors.

 

Bird Seed Heart Favors by Nature Favors

Have you heard? Bird is the word and brides are going wild over our bird seed heart favors for their nature themed weddings and eco-friendly bridal showers.

Available with natural hemp twine, satin ribbon, organza bags, and personalized tags, brides use them as decorations by hanging them on tree branches, creating a dramatic nature themed centerpiece. They can be used to decorate individual place settings or even used as napkin holders.

Handmade exclusively from all natural ingredients, Nature Favors bird seed hearts are affordable, eco friendly, and organic! These are our most popular favors for the 2009 wedding season.

Check out our store on etsy and see what our customers have to say at:
http://www.naturefavors.etsy.com.

Bird Seed Texas Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas will be here before we know it, and this bird seed, Texas-shaped favor would be a “sweet” choice as a gift to or from a Texan. Hang it anywhere and the birds will find it. I am Texas born and raised so this one is my personal favorite!

See it here:
http://www.naturefavors.com/bird-seed-texas-party-favors