Small Touches Make a Big Difference

In a world of emails, text messages,
micro-blogging, and all of our electronic communications, it’s nice to get
something handwritten. It’s so rare nowadays, it makes a greater impact. A
final round of Mother’s Day tips comes from me, Paul Holewa, the guy who often
gives retailers good advice and tips (or so many retailers tell me) during
phone interviews for blogs and articles in the magazine.

Store signage for Mother’s Day
doesn’t have to hit customers over the head with the obvious product
announcement, discount, or seasonal special. Take time to find some famous or inspirational
quotes dedicated to mothers or parenting. Use the quotes in store signage or in
a special Mother’s Day display case.

Add a personal touch by having your
staff members select quotes they want to hand-write on nice stationery. Then,
put the note in each customer’s Mother’s Day jewelry bag as a parting,
thoughtful gift.

A Google search provided a good list
websites with a ton of great quotes on moms and parenting. Here are my
top-five websites and some favorite mom-quotes: 

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” — Abraham Lincoln

Source: http://www.theholidayspot.com/mothersday/quotes.htm

“All mothers are working mothers.” — Author Unknown

Source: http://www.quotegarden.com/mom-day.html

“Men are what their mothers made them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Source: http://www.mothersdaycelebration.com/fifty-inspirational-quotes.html

“The best thing parents can spend on their children is time, not money.” – Anonymous

Source: http://www.hopetriumphant.com/mother’s_day_quotes.htm

MothersDayCelebration.com also has a portion of their website dedicated to Mother’s Day poems. Please go to: http://www.mothersdaycelebration.com/mothers-day-poem.html

 Here’s a personal favorite:

I Said A Mother’s Prayer For You

I said a Mother’s Day prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
for blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.
I thanked God for the caring
you’ve shown me through the years,
for the closeness we’ve enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.
And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you’ve done for me
and I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be!

Author Unknown