What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card

What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card

While life has likely moved you on and out of home with mum, Mother’s Day is a perfect time to let her know that no matter where she is in the world, she’s loved deeply. Finding the words and sentiment to express how you feel in a personalised Mother’s Day card can be difficult though, especially knowing where to start!

Picking the right Mother’s Day card is the first step - Cardly has hundreds of beautifully designed Mother’s Day cards by independent artists from around the world for you to send. Whether mum would appreciate a bit of a giggle with a funny Mother’s Day card or a warm and emotive Mother's Day card, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit mum, no matter what her taste.

Cardly also has a huge range of gift cards for Mother’s Day to let you really spoil mum. Pamper her with a spa day from our health & beauty gift cards, let her indulge in some retail therapy with a fashion gift card, or treat mum to a night out with a food & dining gift card.

To help you on you way, we’ve put together a short guide to help inspire you on what to write in your personalised Mother’s Day card. Whether it’s for your birth mother or any motherly figure in your life we’re confident we can help you get started and avoid the dreaded blank page block!

Tips for Writing a Great Mother’s Day Card

Mums, grandmothers, wives and partners hold a special place in our lives. Most often they’re caregivers, personal taxis to childhood sporting and after-school events – and the parent that lets us get away with more than our fathers! Picking what best to write in a Mother’s Day card to keep things personal can be hard, but as any mum will tell you – speak from the heart and it’s the thought that counts.

We’d recommend something like the following for a general structure for a really personalised Mother’s Day card;

  • Open with a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’, or even something simple like ‘Dear Mum’, ‘Dear Grandma’, or whatever term you’d usually use for the special mother figure in your life. Keep things natural and match your greeting with what suits your relationship best.
  • Say thanks for her love and guidance, for being there when you need her, or even for driving you around everywhere as a child! Say thanks for the things you admire most and are truly thankful for. Stay way and positive, even if sometimes your relationship can be a little rocky.
  • Perhaps mention a favourite story or memory that’s important or funny to both of you.
  • Wrap up your Mother’s Day card with a simple closing such as ‘With love, <name>’, or be a little more personal with a heartfelt closing.

We’ve included some ideas below for more specific relationships you might share with your Mum or mother-like figure in your life. Perhaps it’s your partner’s first Mother’s Day, or you’re writing to a soon-to-be-mum and you’re writing a card from the bump – or just some words of support for along the way. No matter what your situation might be, we hope you find some inspiration below as a starting point for writing a heartfelt Mother’s Day card below.

For Your Grandmother

Whether you call her grandma, nanna, gran, abuela or any other name, grandmothers are someone many of us want to honour and celebrate on Mother’s Day too. For some, grandmothers provide more cherished memories than even mothers and their love and support is something to thank them for every day you can.

  • Thanks for always spoiling and looking after me. I love you grandma.
  • For all the love you share and your unconditional warmth and generosity, thank you, gran.
  • You’re all anyone could ask in a grandma – always there, always helping and always baking the best cookies.
  • Some of my most cherished memories are the time we spent together when I was little. Thanks for the brilliant days out, trips to the movies and breaks from mum!
  • You’ll always have a special place in my heart, and I hope that I can show my own kids even a tenth of the love you’ve shown me.

For Your Wife or Partner

Mother’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate your partner and let them know they’re appreciated and you admire the effort they put into looking after your children. It’s also a great opportunity to help the kids send a card to mum as well, especially if they’re too young to make one themselves. Whatever stage of parenthood you might be at, a personalised Mother’s Day card is a great way to reflect on your experiences together and reinforce your support for your significant other.

  • Happy Mother’s Day to the best partner I could hope for.
  • To the love of my life, thank you for going above and beyond for our family. We love you more than words alone can say.
  • I’m thankful to have someone as amazing and thoughtful as you to be with every day of my life.
  • I didn’t think I could love you any more, until I saw how amazing a mother you are. Happy Mother’s Day to the love of my life.
  • I’m so glad we met and that we’re sharing life, love and parenthood together. It’s been a wild ride, but I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else.
  • Thank you for the love and attention you put into making sure our kids grow up to be as incredible as you are.
Cardly really takes the stress out of keeping in touch with loved ones, especially friends who live in different countries. It's so reasonably priced compared to cards in the store that I'm about to purchase a 10 pack. And I can schedule things ahead so I never miss my mother-in-law's birthday again!
- Stace, USA

For Mother-Like Figures

You may not have had a chance to know your biological mother, or they may have sadly passed from your life. Mother’s Day is a perfect time to thank all of the important motherly figures in your life for their love, support and guidance. Write a message to express how thankful you are for their presence in your life, regardless of whether they’re a family member, friend or a mentor that’s had a significant impact on your life.

  • While we might not be related by blood, thank you for choosing to love and nurture me into the person I am today.
  • You teach me new things every year, and I couldn’t be happier that you’re part of my life.
  • You’ve influenced me so much and helped me grow into the person I am today. Having you in my life has made everything better, thank you so much for being part of it.
  • With love and gratitude to an amazing person that’s always supported me.
  • Thanks to an amazing godmother and mentor. Mum and Dad couldn’t have picked a better person for the job!
Excellent experience with this company. I’m based in the UK and sent a card to my friend in the US within days. I will definitely use again. 5 stars!
- Rich, UK

Mother’s Day Wishes From Afar

Our journeys through life can take us away from the safety and care of our mothers, grandmothers and other figures in our lives that help influence and protect us the most. Mother’s Day is a perfect opportunity to reach out and remind these people that they matter to you and that you’re thankful for being a part of your life. Even a short message of love and appreciation can help lift those people who are most important to you, whether they’re across the world or just a short trip down the street.

  • Even though we’re half a world away, I still love you as much today as when I was growing up. Happy Mother’s Day, mum!
  • I miss our chats, your motherly advice (even when it’s not asked for!) and spending time with you, mum.
  • I can’t wait to catch up with you soon mum, there’s so much to catch up on.
  • I wish I could be with you today Mum to let you know in person how much you mean to me. I hope you have a great Mother’s Day and I miss you more than words can say.

Hopefully we’ve helped you make a start on telling mum just how much she means to you this Mother’s Day. Cardly is perfect for helping you find the right design from our hundreds of beautifully designed Mother’s Day cards, write an amazing, personalised message inside and ship to mum anywhere in the world. Plus you can include any of our huge range of gift cards for mum in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada or Australia to help make mum’s day even more special from afar.