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This year, let’s try to make sure that Mother’s Day is all about creating—and preserving—memories. Take time to breathe, and just enjoy the moment.

As a mother, you know that some of the most precious things in our lives aren’t really even things at all. They’re people. They’re our little ones who can sometimes make our days feel long, but, as the saying goes, our years so very short.

Luckily, Walmart carries a wide array of affordable photo frames in many different styles to help you capture your family’s precious moments and memories. And what better time than Mother’s Day to gather those images and put them on display? You could be looking for that special solo picture setting like this hometrends Photo Frame.

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This classic design by hometrends is made of polystyrene. It is molded to look like real wood and comes in several colours to blend with almost any decor. Complete with an easel for tabletop display, your special family picture can be hung either horizontally or vertically. This photo frame holds one 3.5-inch by 5.5-inch photo with mat or one 5-inch by 7-inch photo without mat.

Perhaps you’ll choose to put a whole family montage together to capture the moments of life that mean so much to us but that, for some reason, tend to stay hidden in our smartphones or tablets. That’s why the saying on this black collage frame makes so much sense: “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” I’d say that sums up family life pretty perfectly.

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Share a collection of memories in this unique hometrends frame. It has room for eight photographs and features a sentiment that seems especially fitting on Mother’s Day. All spaces hold 4-inch by 6-inch photos.

Maybe you want to go fun and funky. This photo display reminds me of a fresh spring outdoor laundry day but for fave photos. It’s the amazingly versatile Hangit Photo Display.

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“Picture” the freedom of choosing photos of all sizes and being able to display them simultaneously on this multi-photo wall display by Umbra! Refresh during birthdays or holidays to add in festive details using the 40 mini-clothespins and twine strings to give a room a custom theme.

Now that you’re ready to display your treasure trove of memories, how do you get these special pictures out of your smartphone and onto your wall or end table? Glad you asked! Because Walmart also specializes in photo developing. Visit Walmart’s photocentre to find out more. You should be able to find help online and in store.

Maybe it’s time to stretch your photography talents. You could go big and get mom (or is that you?) a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera to help you capture those fleeting family moments. Think of it as a family investment. It’ll also be cheaper (in the long run) than hiring a photographer each time you want to get those sweet Pinterest-worthy shots, right? Pop the camera in your handbag or diaper bag, and you’ll be ready in a snap to capture those drooly smiles and first steps—no matter where they happen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR CameraCanon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/2.5-5.6 DC III Lens Kit

This DSLR camera by Canon Canada Inc is a great “next step” for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users. Its 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor allow for detailed photos and video (even in low light). It features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for remote control and easier sharing to smart devices and select social media sites.

It’s a tale almost as old as time: ask any mom, and you’ll hear that one of her biggest complaints is that nobody listens! Well, here’s a cute little gadget that will pay attention when you call: it’s Google Home Mini Speaker. Looking for how to convert that recipe’s measurement from cups to litres but your hands are covered in flour or other baking ingredients? Ask Google. Busy changing baby when you remember you need your partner to pick up more baby wet wipes? Ask Google to make the call. It’s sorta like having an extra set of hands—it’s something mom might appreciate this Mother’s Day and every day.

Google Home Mini SpeakerGoogle Home Mini Speaker

This helpful voice-activated smart home speaker by Google is powered by Google Assistant. Play, pause and rewind. When you combine Google Home Mini with a Chromecast device, you can control your favourite entertainment with just your voice! Just imagine, you could make a hands-free call to make sure the babysitter will arrive on time so you and hubby can go out on a much-needed date. Your voice. Your info. You’re welcome.

Make memories this Mother’s Day with something you can enjoy in the summer days and months to come. Perhaps this is what you’re looking for: an outdoor time-out in your very own Multi-position Zero Gravity Chair.

F.corriveau International Multi Position Zero Gravity ChairF.corriveau International Multi-position Zero Gravity Chair

This Zero Gravity Chair by F.corriveau International features a multi-position function so it can adjust and lock to help suit your level of comfort. The armrests and adjustable pillow help provide added comfort as you attempt to take a break and put your feet up for a few minutes. This folding lounge chair is designed to fit in smaller outdoor areas and collapses for easier storage.

Or perhaps you would really appreciate something comfy outside where you can sit and sip your coffee or tea as you watch the children play. I just love this Tuscany Recliner Chair, part of the hometrends The Tuscany Collection.

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This hometrends recliner comes in your choice of blue or red fabric. It is engineered with a heavy-duty steel frame and features all-weather wicker. The cushion is removable and made of UV-protected Olefin fabrics. Summer comfort never looked so good!

I love the idea of Mother’s Day gifts that keep giving every day because, quite honestly, isn’t that what mothers do, too? Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s to special moments and ones that last.

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Erin Davis is the #1 best-selling author of Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, a non-fiction memoir published by HarperCollins in 2019. Previously, she spent 30 years as morning host on top-rated 98.1 CHFI in Toronto and now lives with her husband and their little dog Molly on Vancouver Island. Erin writes a daily blog enjoyed by 12000+ readers weekly at erindavis.com, and enjoys travel, freelance voice work, keynote speaking and emceeing every chance she gets.