Most people don't know the things you really value about them or what you think is most important about your relationship. It means a lot when you take the time to share some of your personal thoughts, and that's exactly what these certificates help you to do.
The certificates are ideal for a child to give a mother or grandmother (a certificate can easily be mailed to a long-distance grandmother) for Mother's Day or at any time.
The hearts-and-flowers border on the My Mom is Marvelous and My Grandma is Great certificates can be colored in any way a child wishes.
The blank lines can be filled in with words/phrases that describe mom or grandma. Encourage children to really think about what makes their mother or grandmother unique and the characteristics she possesses. Appropriate words and phrases might include: kind, loving, likes to sew, gives great hugs, tells funny stories, good driver, works hard, helps people, teaches me things, etc.
Teachers can choose to specify what goes into certain blank lines. For example, you can specify that a certain number of blanks be filled in with adjectives describing mom or grandma (e.g. pretty, happy, hardworking). Then, a certain number of blanks can be filled in with verbs describing what mom or grandma does (e.g. cooks great food, loves me, drives me, helps me). Finally, a certain number of blanks can be filled in with nouns that describe mom or grandma's roles (e.g. friend, teacher, lawyer, manager).
The quote on the My Mom is Marvelous certificate is from Kate Douglas Wiggins: "Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows... But only one mother in the whole world."
The quote on the My Grandma is Great certificate is from Lois Wyse, "Grandmothers are to life what the PhD is to education. There is nothing you can feel, taste, expect, predict, or want that grandmothers do not know about in detail."