Preparations for Celebrating Mom are fast approaching, and the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has just the present! The annual Orchid Giveaway program is underway, so head Downtown to shop for Mother’s Day. Customers who visit the more than 300 retail fashion boutiques, specialty gift shops, art galleries and jewelry shops, or spas and salons and collect $200 or more in receipts (restaurants not included) through May 9th, can receive a Phalaenopsis orchid plant. “Presented by the DDA, and generously supported by the Merchant Association and merchants, this program is our way to say “thank you” for shopping in Downtown Delray Beach, “said Laura Simon, Associate Director, DDA. The Orchid Station for turning in receipts will be located in front of Hands Stationers at 325 E Atlantic Ave. from 10am to 2pm on May 2; 11am to 2pm on May 6, 7 and 8; and 10am to 5pm on May 9. Thank you to Delray Garden Center for supplying us with the beautiful orchid plants. And to continue the celebration of Mom’s, be sure to enter the Mother’s Day Sweepstakes at delraylovesmom.com to win a prize package including gift certificates for dining, shopping, and spas from Downtown Delray Beach merchants valued at more than $500. The Mother’s Day Sweepstakes runs through May 18 and the winner will be drawn on May 21. For Orchid Giveaway details visit downtowndelraybeach.com or facebook.com/delraydda.