MoneyGram Teams with Lifestyle Expert Marlene Pratt for Creative Ways to Say 'Thanks' this Mother's Day
DALLAS, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- This year, MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer company, and Marlene Pratt, co-founder of Casa Latina, a Hispanic home and lifestyle brand, are offering creative ways consumers can thank mom this Mother's Day.
"When Mother's Day was first celebrated, the traditional gift was a white carnation, symbolizing a mother's pure love," said Pratt. "At the heart of the holiday is the simple need to express our thanks to mothers for all they do."
Pratt believes a little extra thought will lead to gift ideas with a special meaning for moms. "Start by thinking about the type of mother you have, and create a gift that connects to those personal feelings," said Pratt.
Pratt and MoneyGram suggest these affordable and easy gifts for different types of moms to make Mother's Day special:
-- The Sentimental Mom: Compile a scrapbook to display photos of family memories in one place, and ask each member of the family to write their favorite memory.
-- The Mom with a To-Do List: For the mom with an endless list of projects, knock items off the "to-do" list for her, such as cleaning out the garage or washing her car.
-- The Career Mom: Whisk mom away to her own spa retreat at home – complete with candles, bubble bath, lotions and a new robe – so she can take time to unwind.
-- The Long-Distance Mom: When it's not possible to be with mom on Mother's Day, send her the gift of cash through a MoneyGram money transfer.
"In the Hispanic community in particular, sending money to relatives living in Mexico or other Latin American countries helps bridge the geographic distance and bring people closer together."
MoneyGram has also created a special "Tell-Her-Gram" feature available for free on its Facebook page, providing a fun way to show appreciation for moms this Mother's day with friends and family.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide through a global network of more than 275,000 agent locations – including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions – in 194 countries and territories. To learn more, please visit http://www.moneygram.com or connect with us on http://www.facebook.com/moneygram .