Many of us do the last minute Mother’s Day scramble: The purchase of a card, flowers and perhaps another easily accessible treat right before going to meet with the matriarch who brought us into this life. CHAI Studio has us covered. Your mom will feel so special when she receives something you made yourself. During the first weekend of May (2 – 4) from noon to 2 p.m., CHAI Studio will be offering shoppers quick and easy workshops ($5) where they can create their own cards ($2) or canvas bags ($29) with various block print designs and a variety of paint colors. Cards are available in a variety of colors and are made of recycled paper. Canvas bags are available in wide and tall varieties. Complete your personalized gift by purchasing a unique item to place in the bag.

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Enjoy discounted merchandise that same weekend as CHAI Studio is participating in Ward Warehouse’s “Give & Get Passport” weekend, a three-day shopping extravaganza from May 2 – 4 that gives local non-profit organizations and schools a chance to raise funds. Dozens of participating stores and restaurants will provide special offers and incentives exclusively to passport holders along with great entertainment, Enter-to-Win, Gift-with-Purchase and other “passport holder” incentives. Organizations sell passports for $5 each and keep 100 percent of the profits. At CHAI Studio, shoppers will receive 25 percent off regular priced block printed merchandise and print blocks and 30 percent regular priced clothing throughout Give & Get Passport weekend.

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“A personalized card or gift always means so much more to us because we see that someone took the time to put thought and effort into what they are giving,” explains CHAI Studio owner Amerjit Ghag. “I’m excited to show shoppers how quick and easy making a card or personalizing a bag for their mom can be. It will be a great time to get a one-of-a-kind gift with all of our discounts for the give & get passport weekend.” CHAI Studio will also offer a card making and canvas bag decorating workshop on Mother’s Day, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., for those truly professional procrastinators, or for those shopping that day with their mothers!

Remember to send us the creative Mother’s Day gift ideas you come up with in the comments below! We love hearing about what snazzy ideas are saved for moms!



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