Enjoying A Green Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a great way for us to celebrate our moms and an opportunity to take a collective step back from the material things of our daily lives and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. In the North Country the first flowers are breaking through the last snows; in Wine Country we’re beginning to enjoy 90 degree days. Sure, mothers like presents, but the best present of all is time spend with family – and being outdoors brings a quiet calm to our conversations.

This Mother’s Day consider having a picnic or a walk outdoors to get away from all the distractions of daily life and enjoy the simple pleasure of each other’s company in nature. If you can’t be with your mother, then consider giving her an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Season Pass for $80 and $10 for seniors. Season passes for local state or county parks also make a nice gift that keeps giving all year.

Of course, some moms always prefer a little pampering on their special day, and there are lots of options for a sustainable day at the spa. The Green Spa Network certifies spas based on their environmental practices, similar to the third-party certifications we get here at Kendall-Jackson. That will let mom relax in luxury, knowing that she’s still living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Most moms do appreciate flowers many grocery stores are now carrying organic flowers. If you’re going to be separated from mom this Sunday, thanks to the Internet, you can easily send your mom beautiful organic flowers to show her how much you care.

So this year challenge yourself to try something new and see how easy it is to celebrate Mother’s Day while (excuse the pun) celebrating mother nature. Of course, sharing a little wine on Mother’s Day from a certified sustainable winery like Kendall-Jackson isn’t a bad way to enjoy the day either.