Child leant over a white table writing inside a Mother's Day card with a pink pen

25 Touching Mother's Day Card Messages To Make Her Smile

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate your lovely Mum, and everything she has done for you over the years. A traditional way to do this is by sending a Mother’s Day card. But it’s not always easy to know what to write in it. The mother/child relationship is a complex one, and with it comes so many emotions. So I have written 25 touching Mother’s Day card messages to help you out. You can copy these word-for-word for your own Mother’s Day card, or edit them as you need to, to make the message appropriate for your own Mum. I have also included messages for Step Mums, mother figures, and messages to write if you have a difficult relationship with your Mum. There are also 5 top tips to help you write a really special Mother’s Day card that she will appreciate. There is so much helpful advice in this blog, that writing your Mother’s Day card should be a breeze after reading this... enjoy!

Pink and Green Floral Lovely Mum Mother's Day Card with kraft brown recycled envelope

Lovely Mum Mother's Day card

5 top tips for writing the perfect Mother’s Day card that she will cherish

Before we get into the 25 Mother’s Day card messages I have written for you, that you can copy and paste word-for-word for your own Mother’s Day card, I thought I would share my 5 top tips for writing a Mother’s Day card. Hopefully these tips help make writing your card a little less daunting, if it’s something you struggle with. It’s not always easy to find the right words!

Top Tip 1: Wish her a Happy Mother’s Day

Don’t overcomplicate it, or forget the most important message… Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a simple way to start, and once written down, it takes the pressure off staring inside that blank card not knowing what to write. After writing this generic message, you can add something more personal for your Mum that will really make her day.

Top Tip 2: Keep it simple and authentic

When adding a personal message after writing Happy Mother’s Day, it is so important to remember to keep it authentic to your relationship. This card may be for your Mum, Step Mum, Grandma, or other mother figure in your life. You may have a fantastic relationship with them, or it may be strained. The trick is to keep it simple, and authentic. If you are full of adoration for them, tell them! But if it’s a difficult relationship, just keep it warm and sincere, and let them know you are thinking of them. Don’t feel like you have to pretend your relationship is something it’s not, just because it’s Mother’s Day. I have written some messages specifically for those who have a challenging relationship with their Mum further on in this blog post, so scroll down and take a look for some extra help.

Pink Home Is Where My Mum Is Mother's Day Card with kraft brown paper gifts

Home Is Where My Mum Is Mother's Day card

Top Tip 3: Tell her why you are thankful 

Make the Mother’s Day card heartfelt by mentioning why she is important to you. Maybe you’re thankful that she is always on the end of the phone when you need her, or maybe she’s supported you through a tough year. Keep it personal, and you can’t go wrong. This is an easy way to ensure the card is super special, and something your Mum will treasure for years to come. Special words are powerful!

Top Tip 4: Share a special memory

Similarly, sharing special memories that you cherish will bring you closer. It might be a memory she has forgotten about, or something that she didn’t even realise was important or special to you. Remembering those special times on an important day like Mother’s Day is a lovely way to celebrate, especially if you can’t actually be together on the day.

Top Tip 5: Sign off with a personal message

It sounds obvious, but the way you sign a card makes a difference! You absolutely should sign off with your name, but rather than just ‘From John’, you can add an extra special personal touch here, like ‘Love you always’, or similar. Just go with what feels right for you.

Hopefully those tips have helped and you’re feeling more of a confident card-writing pro! But if you’re still a little daunted, take a look at the following 25 Mother’s Day card messages, written for you to copy and paste word-for-word inside your own card. Your Mum will never know the message came from the internet - I won’t tell! And it will still mean the world to her that she has received a special Mother’s Day card from you.

green and purple illustrated floral vase mother's day card

Green and Purple Illustrated Floral Vase Mother's Day card

What do I write in a Mother’s Day card?

1. I don’t know what I’d do without you! Thank you so much for all the support over the years, you are amazing. 

2. Happy Mother’s Day to the best Mum in the world! I love you so much.

3. Thank you for all the giggles, and always having a glass of wine ready for when it’s needed! You are an amazing Mum and a special friend too. I love you!

4. Mum, you are a true inspiration. One of the strongest and kindest people I know. I hope you have a great day today. You deserve it!

5. Time to put your feet up and relax today Mum! You work so hard, and deserve a lovely day where you are taken care of for a change. Happy Mother’s Day!

6. Thank you for always being there for me, for listening, for offering advice and hugs, and for being so supportive. You’re amazing. Happy Mother’s Day.

7. Your love and support is so appreciated every single day, you are the heart of the family and you mean so much to all of us. Happy Mother’s Day.

8. Happy Mother’s Day to the coolest Mum of all time! Thanks for being an absolute legend, I love you!

9. You’re the best Mum! I hope you have a great day today and remember how much we all love and appreciate you. 

10. Thank you for everything Mum. I don’t know how you manage to juggle everything and still be there to support me, but I am so grateful for you. I love how close we are. Happy Mother’s Day.

Dark green For My Brilliant Step Mum Mother's Day Card with kraft brown recycled envelope

For My Brilliant Step Mum Mother's Day Card

What message do I write to my Step Mum on Mother’s Day?

11. Disney got it SO wrong about stepmothers… you’re amazing! Happy Mother’s Day.

12. Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Step Mum, thank you for all your love and support.

13. How lucky am I, to have two incredible Mum’s in my life? Thank you for being the most supportive, caring and loving Step Mum. Happy Mother’s Day!

14. I could not ask for a lovelier Step Mum, thank you so much for everything. I hope you have a great day!

15. The role of Step Mum is not an easy one, and yet you do it so effortlessly, every single day. Thank you so much for everything. I love you!

Blue and green floral Happy Mother's Day card with recycled kraft brown envelope

Floral Happy Mother's Day card

How do I write a Mother’s Day card if I have a difficult relationship with my Mum?

16. I’ll be thinking of you today, hope you enjoy your special day. Happy Mother’s Day.

17. We may have had a fair few bumps in the road, but I hope you have a great day today. Happy Mother’s Day.

18. I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye, but I hope you enjoy your day today. Happy Mother’s Day.

19. We may not be super close, but I will be thinking of you today and hope you have a lovely day. Happy Mother’s Day!

20. I hope you get to enjoy yourself today and do something nice. Happy Mother’s Day. 

How do I say Happy Mother’s Day to the mother-figure in my life?

21. You may not be my Mum by blood, but you are a truly amazing person, and I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Happy Mother’s Day!

22. Best honorary Mum in the world! Thank you for always supporting me and loving me as if I was your very own son / daughter! I love you. 

23. Sometimes, the family we choose are the ones who really make a difference to our lives. Thank you so much for all you have done for me. Happy Mother’s Day!

24. You are like a Mum to me, so I couldn’t let Mother’s Day pass without telling you how much you mean to me! Thank you for everything. I love you very much.

25. Happy Mother’s Day to one of the most inspirational and incredible women I know. You have helped shape the person I am today and I am so grateful!

Lilac floral botanical Mum card

Lilac Floral Botanical Mum Card

So there you have it, in this blog I have shared 5 top tips for writing your Mother’s Day card, 25 touching Mother’s Day card messages you can copy and paste word-or-word, as well as links to my range of highly unique illustrated Mother’s Day card designs - this blog really does contain everything you need to ensure your Mum receives a special and heartfelt card this Mother’s Day. I hope you have found it useful. I’d love it if you could share this blog with any of your friends and family who might find it helpful. And if you haven’t yet bought a Mother’s Day card to write your special message in, check out my range of unique and beautiful Mother’s Day cards, available to buy now. They are all blank inside too, so you have plenty of space to put your new card-writing skills into action. 

If you’ve enjoyed this blog, and want more tips about writing greeting cards for all occasions, do sign up to The Little Creative Gang, my mailing list, where you will be the first to hear about new blog posts, tips and advice, and new greeting card designs from Jess A Little Creative, my small greeting card business based in Cheltenham, UK.

Sending lots of love and hope that you have a lovely Mother’s Day,

Jess x

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