Mother's Day will be here before you know it. The annual holiday is a chance for us to show our mothers how much we appreciate them. Some people buy flowers or chocolates. They might even give their mother a "coupon" for chores that she would normally do. I was always partial to "I'm poor so here's a hug" gift. Unfortunately, Skype is making that hard for me to do this year.
Skype announced today that they are now offering a "Say it with Skype" Mother's Day edition video card. "Say it with Skype" is a service that allows people to wish well greetings and happy birthday to their friends and significant others via the video service.
The Mother's Day promotion has the user going on Facebook and creating a music video with one of three bands in a "Mom, You Rock" styled concert. You can add your own performance alongside the band of choice to make you look extra goofy.
The reason behind this initiative goes beyond just wanting to wish your mother well. They found that more and more mothers will be using Skype and other video or voice call services to keep in touch with their loved ones this year. This is because more than half of mothers won't be around their loved ones in person this year.
If you need more reasons to wish your mother well on May 13, Skype is throwing charity into the mix. For every Mother's Day card that is sent via Skype between now and May 14, the company will donate $1 to the Save The Children's Global Action Fund to help children who may not have a mother to wish a Happy Mother's Day to.
If you want to send your mother a greeting this year, just hit up Skype's "Say it with Skype" page. You can start crafting your own special Mother's Day message now. Here's hoping that this doesn't devalue the "Free hug" gift anymore than it already has. It's all I have to give!