Advice from my Mother and $250 Giveaway from #100Moms #FTD #MothersDay

May 11th is Mother’s Day.

It’s so cute seeing my sons get so excited about Mother’s Day. They keep saying to me, “Mom! Don’t forget! Your Day is coming up!” It’s always with excitement. I love it because I remember being the same way to MY mom when I was a kid, too. I was always so excited about her special Mother’s Day because we tried our best to make her feel special and extra-loved all day long.

We would always bring her breakfast in bed (cold cereal and orange juice!) and bring her the paper. My father would ALWAYS surprise her with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. ALWAYS. It’s been his tradition for 35+ years of her motherhood on Mother’s Day – a spectacular bouquet of flowers.

This Mother’s Day on May 11th, 2014… is extra special. It’s the 100th year since the U.S. Congress officially designated the holiday as the second Sunday of May every year. Amazing, right?

FTD has been here the whole time making moms feel special on Mother’s Day! As a premier floral and gifting destination for 103 years, FTD has been delivering flowers since the 1st Mother’s Day and they are doing something VERY special this Mother’s Day for moms everywhere! There are hundreds and hundreds of reasons why we love our moms so much… to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, FTD wants to hear YOUR reasons why you love your mom!

Mother's Day Flowers from FTD

Head over to to share YOUR story.

Share a memory.
Share advice.
Share a story.
Share something funny or heartfelt.

You have the choice to write an essay on 200 words (or less) or upload a video. Whatever you prefer! The top 100 stories will receive a $50 FTD gift card.

I took some time to do this for my own mother… who I love more than anything in the world!

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The advice to embrace and cherish the ordinary moments has always been my favorite. I’ve taken this advice to heart and truly have loved and embraced and cherished all the little moments in my life with my kids. It could be a Monday night doing homework or a Thursday night bedtime routine. It’s the ordinary moments that I will forever love and cherish.

Thank you, Mom. I love you so much and I honor and cherish you every single day through my own children and in trying to be the best mom to them that you are to me.


I’m giving away $250 giveaways from!!

How can you enter?

First – you must enter the giveaway from FTD… either do the video or write the essay!

And then… through me —

There are 2 ways –

– Leave me a comment telling me what your FAVE flower is to send your mom or someone special!

– Tweet to me @AudreyMcClellan and @FTDFlowers what your FAVE flower is for Mother’s Day and make sure you tag it #100Moms

WINNER CHOSEN – Sunday, May 4th!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with All opinions are 100% my own.

Advice from my Mother and $250 Giveaway from #100Moms #FTD #MothersDay was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by Audrey McClelland
SHOWHIDE Comments (13)
  1. I love to send classic pink roses. They are always cheery and fun. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  2. My Mom loves flowers…I love to send her a tropical arrangement so she can drift away to a relaxing place.

  3. I love to send (or receive!) pale pink roses. They are so elegant and feminine.

  4. I would send my mom a calla lily. I had them as my wedding bouquet and so did my grandmother. They have special meaning.

Advice from my Mother and $250 Giveaway from #100Moms #FTD #MothersDay was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by Audrey McClelland