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Budget tips for mom's day

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Mother's Day is this Sunday, just another reminder, as if there aren't enough commercial ads and tie-ins from every retail endeavor. Who could ignore all the marketing push?

If your budget does not allow for that ultimate gift of your mom's dream cruise then here are a few more prudent suggestions. Consider your own budget and add a personal touch, your mom will be so proud.

1. Photos

Collect a series of family pictures, frame them or make digital copies. Give her the best memories that you have gathered and a personal message.

2. Flowers

Yes, there are those expensive long stemmed roses, but try a rose plant that makes a lasting impression to enjoy all year or a put a window herb garden in her kitchen.

3. Dinner

Don't break the bank with an expensive meal, try a new recipe together or bring a grilling menu to prepare for the family. Consider a picnic with easy take out foods.

4. Time

Yes, time is also a gift. Arrange a day at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens or take mom to her favorite movie. Or help her with a home project that you can do together.

For all those mom's--Happy Mother's Day.

May you have a restful day full of good memories.

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