My mother proclaimed Mother’s Day a manufactured event by greeting card companies to boost sales. We learned early on that saying “Happy Mother’s Day” to her would bring on a tirade against corporate manipulation.

Once I became a mother I will admit to feeling conflicted. Ideally one wishes for spontaneous accolades heaped upon us by our children throughout the year. Since that doesn’t often happen, forced accolades are gratefully accepted by most mothers, myself included.

For a quick and easy shout out, here is a fun custom Mother’s Day video that will take about 3 minutes to complete. If your children ignore Mother’s Day you can always make it yourself and send it to them!

Here’s hoping my mother misses this article or I’ll be receiving a phone call…