what to write in a mother's day card

Each May, we celebrate all mothers who have enriched our lives and shaped us into who we are. Why not express those sentiments with Mother’s Day messages from the heart?

Do you have a hard time putting into words what your mother, grandmother, aunt, wife, or second mom means to you? Let PAPYRUS help you convey those thoughts and feelings. Here are a few ideas of what to write in a Mother’s Day card to ensure you make those maternal figures in your life as loved as they make you feel.

Tips for writing Mother’s Day messages:

Be personal. The mothers in your life freely dole out all the love … and that’s in addition to all the other behind-the-scenes things they do to make you feel loved.

  • Don’t be afraid to be cheesy or funny. Think something sounds too cliche’? If it’s from the heart, the moms in your life will love it.
  • Add in a memory. From beach vacations to jamming with the radio in the carpool line, jog your mom’s memory by letting her know how special even the simplest things with her have been.
  • Acknowledge your relationship. Tell her how she’s affected your life.

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Here are some samples of ideas to write in those Mother’s Day cards:

For a Wife/Mother of Your Children

Husbands, even if you tell her a thousand times a day, your wife needs to hear that you admire her and that she does good work. Mothers just want to be seen and occasionally need a simple thank you.

  • Thank you for holding down the fort in our house amid the chaos of our kids.
  • I love the family we’ve created together.
  • From dance parties in the kitchen to sleepovers with sick kids, it’s been an honor to watch you as a mother.
  • When we started dating, I never thought: “Oh, she’d make a great mother.” But I really lucked out in that department.
  • You’re the best mother for our children. Thanks so much for all you do.

For a Mom or Grandmother

She raised you, worried over you, and supported you emotionally and financially all those years. Send her a little acknowledgment of all she’s done, and continues to do.

  • Mom, I never thought I’d say it when I was a teenager, but you’re the best mother anyone could have asked for.
  • Thank you for being there, even when I didn’t want you there.
  • It’s nice to always have your support.
  • I remember all the trips we took to the beach, and all the long talks we had.
  • I’m so glad you’re a part of my life.
  • Not only were you a fabulous mother, I’m so thankful you’re the grandmother of my children.

For a Mother-in-Law

Whether you get along with your mother-in-law or not, you have to at least recognize that she raised the man or woman you married.

  • Thank you for being such a great mother-in-law.
  • You raised a wonderful son/daughter!
  • We’re so lucky to have you in our lives.

Friend or Second Mom

You know the women you can call up and tell things to … even at 2 a.m.? Send them a little Mother’s Day love as well.

  • You’re such an amazing woman.
  • I can’t think of anyone better to call when I need some time to talk to.
  • You’ve always loved me like a daughter/son, and I want to thank you for that.
  • It’s been said we don’t get to pick our relatives, but I’m so glad to have you as part of my chosen family.