We don’t have to tell you that mothers deserve all the appreciation in the world—they’re simply the best! You can shower your mother with gifts, give her a call to check in, and thank her for being your mom. But honestly, nothing really compares to a well-written and thoughtful card. (You’ve seen all those kindergarten drawings she’s kept!)
Your Mother’s Day card should capture all of the appreciation you have for your mother, wife, girlfriend, or grandma. (And if you do it right, you might even get favorite-child status!) Here are some great ideas for writing and designing your card, as well as some Mother’s Day gift suggestions. We even threw in some fun quotes about mothers you can share with your mom—or share with your social media world.
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➜ Order the special Mother’s Day gift package from Spoonful of Comfort!
Mother’s Day Card Ideas
Purchasing Pre-Made Cards
Pre-made cards are perfect for a quick way to say “I love and appreciate you.” These cards come with a variety of messages that range from heart-warming to downright corny. But don’t stop there—include your own personal note, too. Keep it short and sweet. Or look for a store-bought that’s blank on the inside. You’ll get a beautifully designed card and your own beautifully written message: the best of both worlds!
Want a handcrafted card? Something extra funny? A unique card to one-up your sibling? You’ll find many options available on Etsy, with a huge array of one-of-a-kind cards your mom would love.
Creating Your Own Cards
Few things are more meaningful than something made with your own hands—and few people who will appreciate them more than Mom! Don’t be afraid to break out construction paper and make something yourself. If coming up with an original crafty idea isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of templates online where you can download a card you like and customize it into something your mom would appreciate.
How To Decorate Cards
Less is more. Don’t give in to the temptation of filling your mom’s card with glitter (unless of course, you’re volunteering to vacuum along behind her).
Let your creativity loose! Good Housekeeping has all kinds of incredibly fun and inventive ways to jazz up your card.
You know how your mom always asks when you’re coming to visit? Yeah, Mother’s Day is a pretty good reason to deliver your card in person. Take the chance to sit down, catch up, and reminisce. And if you live far away—plan ahead to send your Mother’s Day card through the mail. For a timely delivery, send it around May 1st, a week before Mother’s Day this year. And call your mom on Mother’s Day. Whether you’ve sent a card or not.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Spoonful of Comfort
Spoonful of Comfort began in 2007 when our founder, Marti, received a call from her mother that she had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Marti felt helpless, being so far away from her mom, but she knew she needed to “do something.”
The usual options of flowers or fruit just didn’t seem appropriate. Chicken soup immediately came to mind. Unfortunately, her mother passed away before she got to taste Marti’s soup, but in her honor, we are inspired daily to send soup to help you show your loved ones that you care.
Show your mother, grandmother, or best friend how much their love and examples mean to you, even when you can’t be with them in person. In addition to our care packages for loved ones facing illness or difficult times, we also have packages designed for fun and celebrations.
We are excited to share our limited edition Mother’s Day package with you. You can send Mom a gift of gourmet soup, delicious rolls and cookies, a new ladle, and Floral lollipop with a plant-able stick to grow a pot of flowers.. Let her kick back and enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day meal without lifting a finger.
Now all you need to do is figure out what Mother’s Day message to write on the card.
What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card
Writing the perfect happy Mother’s Day messages for friends and family who are moms can be a challenge. Do you want to make them laugh, get personal and sentimental, or simply express appreciation?
Of course, you also need to consider who the card is for. For example, you may wish to express your sentiments in a slightly different way with your own mother compared to your mother-in-law. Or perhaps the card is for a grandmother or close friend.
Whatever strategy you choose, or whoever your card is meant for, Spoonful of Comfort is here to help you decide what to write in a Mother’s Day card. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of meaningful gift-giving, and we’re ready to pass our wisdom down to you.
What you write in your Mother’s Day card is a reflection of what your mother means to you, so make your words count. Here are some ideas of what to write in your card for the beginning, middle, and end.
Beginning Your Card
Starting your card may seem like the hardest part about writing it. Don’t overcomplicate it. You don’t have to grab your mom’s attention with the opening line; just getting a card should be enough to hold her attention. The opening should be something that’s meaningful, comes from the heart, and sounds like you. Here are a few different tones you can use to start your card, with some examples of what that may sound like.
For moms who believe laughter is the best medicine.
- Happy Mother’s Day from your favorite child (it’s ok, I know).
- Mom, you’re one of my favorite parents.
- I’m forever grateful that you didn’t take too many embarrassing pictures of me as a child.
- Thanks for sticking with me through those teenage years.
Compliments & Praise
Congratulate her for all the hard work she put into your life.
- I wouldn’t have chosen any other mother.
- You’re still my best friend.
- I still think about your cookies every day.
- You made our house a safe haven from all the hard parts of life. Thank you.
Words of Wisdom
Mothers have a lot of wisdom. Maybe it’s time to recognize the lessons they taught you along the way.
- So you were right. Like, every time.
- You taught me it’s ok to ask for help.
- It all started with “don’t touch the stovetop.”
- Mom, it all makes sense now.
Appreciation & Gratitude
Sometimes saying “thank you” is the best way to show someone you love them.
- Everything good about me, I learned from you.
- I can only hope to be as good of a mother as you one day.
- Thank you for raising me to be a functional human being.
- I’m so lucky that I get to call you “Mom.”
What to Say In the Middle
Here’s where you can get a little more personal with your Mother’s Day message. This is a chance to really explain why you love and appreciate your mother.
One way you can show your love is by sharing a memory, or a story about when you remembered something she said. Share the fondest memory of your mother and what made that moment so special. You could also share an experience from your own parenting and what you’ve learned from your mother in your own parenting.
Expanding on what you said in the beginning is a great way to write out something heartfelt and unique. For example, suppose you went with “everything good about me, I learned from you” as your first line. You could then go on to list all the different qualities you gained from your mother her, which could look something like this:
“Everything good about me, I learned from you. I can laugh when life gets hard because you always laughed when the casserole burned in the oven. I know how to comfort others because you were there to listen to all of my problems. You taught me how to cook, fix a tire, and even showed me the secrets of lime Coke.”
How to Finish
A good ending leaves people satisfied, and that’s no different when writing a card to your mother. (Okay, your mom will probably be thrilled with anything you write to her.) But let’s make sure this card is as good as it can possibly be!
Throw out any “cheers” or “warmly” before signing your name. This isn’t a business email; you’re writing to someone you genuinely care about! Instead, you could sign off with one more declaration of love and appreciation:
- Thanks again for all you’ve done for me.
- You’re the best mom in the world.
- I’ll always appreciate what you’ve done for me.
- Hopefully my kids will be as lucky as I was.
Finishing your card can also be as simple as writing “I love you!” Just make the ending a nice cherry to top off an already well-written letter. It’s a pretty good way to ensure your mom will happy-cry.