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Here's what to write in a Mother's Day card

What To Write In A Mother’s Day Card

100 Sweet options for every type of relationship.

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Writing out a card for Mother’s Day sounds so simple until you actually sit down to do it. Once you’re staring at that blank card, pen in hand, gift at the ready right beside you, you might suddenly feel a whole lot of pressure to jot down something brilliant and beautifully written. Here’s the deal: When it comes to what to write in a Mother’s Day card, the best message is a heartfelt one that says what you mean. It doesn’t have to be poetic or even very long — a good Mother’s Day message just needs to be sincere, full of love, and have a personal touch.

Still, even that can be easier said than done. Whether you’re giving this card to your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, best mom friend, partner, or the person in your life who has been like a mom to you, what you’re trying to say might get lost in translation. If you need some inspiration figuring out what to write in a Mother’s Day card, don’t worry. Below are plenty options for whoever your card is for. If you want to keep it short and sweet, just choose one of the messages below and you’re good to go! If you want to add more, throw in a sweet quote, personal anecdote, or an inside joke. You can even mix and match some of these. Whatever the case, the mom in your life will absolutely love the result.

What to write in a Mother’s Day Card for Mom

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  • “I’m so proud to be your kid.”
  • “Out of all of the mothers in the world, I’m so glad that you’re mine.”
  • “Now that I’m older, I can really see just how much you did for me. Thank you so much for everything. I can’t put my gratitude into words.”
  • “Thank you for being the best mom and the best friend I could ever ask for.”
  • “You’ve taught me everything I’ve ever needed to know. I hope I can do the same for my own children one day.”
  • “Wishing you all of the love and happiness you deserve!”
  • “Thank you for always being there for me. I know I can always count on you, and that is so special to me.”
  • “There is no one else who would deal with my 10 phone calls a day the way you do. Thank you for being my support system!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom I could ever imagine having.”
  • “You are my whole village. I couldn’t do this without you.”
  • “Thank you for all of your sacrifices, encouragement, and unconditional love. I love you!”
  • “I hope to become half the wonderful person and mother you are and always have been. Happy Mother’s Day.”

What to write in a Mother’s Day card to your Mother-In-Law

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  • “Happy Mother’s Day to someone who is truly like a mother to me.”
  • “The day I married your child was the day I gained a wonderful mother-in-law. I’m so thankful to have you in my life.”
  • “You are the perfect example for what a mother-in-law should be.”
  • “You’re everything a daughter-in-law could hope for! Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “I’m so thankful that you have welcomed me into my family. I hope you have a day full of love and relaxation.”
  • “Wishing the very best mother-in-law the very best Mother’s Day.”
  • “You raised your son/daughter/child to be a kind, intelligent, and loving partner. Thank you for that — and for being such an amazing mother-in-law.”
  • “It’s a joy to watch you with our kids. Thank you for being such a wonderful grandma to them.”
  • “I love being your daughter-in-law, and I love you!”
  • “Let’s just drop the ‘in-law’ part. Love you, Mom!”
  • “I’m so grateful to have you in my life and to be a part of your family. Happy Mother’s Day.”
  • “Thank you for all the laughs we’ve shared and tears we’ve shed. I love you, happy Mother’s Day!”

What to write in a Mother’s Day card for your grandma

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  • “You’re the best Grandma ever. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Grandma, your love has shaped me in lasting ways.”
  • “You are the heart and soul of our family. Love you, Grandma!”
  • “I am so blessed to have a grandmother as sweet as you. You make every day happier!”
  • “Your grandchildren are the only people in the world who know what it's like to have you as a grandmother. I feel blessed to be one of the lucky few to have you.”
  • “I hope you feel special on this Mother's Day, because you are special to me.”
  • “Grandmothers like you are not to be taken for granted. I am thankful for having you in my life.”
  • “You made my childhood so amazing that it’s hard to put it into words. Thanks for being the best grandma!”
  • “I’m so excited for my kids to have a great-grandma as wonderful as you!”
  • “Grandma, you mean so much to this family, and you deserve everything you want this Mother’s Day.”
  • “Thank you for being the best Grandma anyone could ever ask for. I love you, happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Mom/Dad was lucky to have you as a mom, but I’m even luckier to have you as a Grandma. Thank you for being you.”
  • “You are simply the best. Happy Mother’s Day to the best Grandma in the world!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to the best grandma in the world. Thank you for always being there for me with your love and support.”
  • “Grandma, you've been like a second mother to me. Thank you for all the advice, encouragement, and wisdom you've given me throughout my life.”
  • “I feel so blessed to have a grandma like you. You're kind, loving, and always put others before yourself. Happy Mother's Day!”
  • “To my beautiful grandma, thank you for being such an important part of my life. Your love is a gift that I cherish every day.”
  • “Grandma, you have loved me unconditionally, listened to me when I needed someone to talk to, and shown me the way when I needed guidance. Thank you. Happy Mother's Day!”

What to write in a Mother’s Day card for a Stepmom

  • “You have been like a mother to me. Thanks for always being there for me and guiding me in the right direction.”
  • “I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have someone like you in my life. You deserve all of the recognition.”
  • “You inspire me to be a better person. Thank you for being like a mother to me.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to someone I’ll always love, appreciate, and admire.”
  • “Some mothers you're born with, some you choose. Thanks for allowing me to choose you.”
  • “I’m so glad that you’re a part of my life. I couldn’t do this without you!”
  • “You have been the mother I needed for as long as I can remember. I appreciate everything!”
  • “You mean so much to me, and I just want you to know that you deserve all of the good things this Mother’s Day.”
  • “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” — Robert A. Heinlein
  • “No one has been a bigger influence on my life than you. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “You’re basically my mom and I’m so lucky to have you! Thank you for all that you do and all that you are.”
  • “Out of all the mothers I could pick, I picked you. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Thank you for being such an amazing stepmom. I'm so grateful for all the love, support, and guidance you've given me.”
  • “You may not be my biological mother, but you've been a wonderful role model and caregiver in my life. Thank you for everything you do.”
  • “I feel incredibly lucky to have you in my life as my stepmom. You make our family complete, and I appreciate all the effort you put into making us happy.”
  • “On this Mother’s Day, I want you to know how much I admire and appreciate you. You're a wonderful stepmom, and I'm so grateful for all the ways you've made a difference in my life.”
  • “Thank you for loving me like your own child.”

Mother’s Day messages to send to a new mom

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  • “Being a new mom is hard, but it’s also a wonderful experience that will stay with you forever. Congratulations on your first Mother’s Day!”
  • “You’re joining the mom club! Hope this Mother’s Day will be the first of many special ones for you.”
  • “Forget about pampering the baby today — this one is all about you! Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to the best new mom there is. Remember I’m always here to come by and help out when you need a break.”
  • “Watching you become a mother has been an incredibly special experience. You have stepped into the role like you were meant for it. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “This is just the beginning of a new, exciting journey through motherhood. Enjoy your very first Mother’s Day!”
  • “Thank you for bringing the absolute cutest child into the world. You deserve it all!”
  • “Since you have become a mom, you have also become an inspiration to me. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “The most special Mother’s Day is your first Mother’s Day. Take the time to do something just for you!”
  • “You make momming look easy! Happy First Mother’s Day!”
  • “Happy first Mother’s Day! I can’t wait to watch your family blossom, you’re going to be an amazing mom.”
  • “Your little one is so lucky to have you for a mom! They’re going to be so loved and cherished.”
  • “Happy first Mother's Day! You're doing an amazing job, and your baby is lucky to have such a wonderful mom.”
  • “Being a new mom is a challenge, but you're handling it with grace and strength. I'm so proud of you and honored to celebrate your first Mother’s Day with you.”
  • “Your love and dedication to your baby are inspiring. You're already a fantastic mom, and I can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll accomplish in this role.”
  • “Motherhood is a journey, and I'm so happy to see you embrace it with such love and joy. Happy Mother's Day, and here's to many more to come!”
  • “You're doing an excellent job, and I know your baby will grow up to be just as amazing as you are. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Mother’s Day messages for your partner

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  • “I didn’t think I could possibly love you more — and then you gave us a baby. I love you more than I can find words for.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day from the luckiest man/woman/partner on the planet.”
  • “Watching you be the best mother to our child is such a gift. I hope I can make you feel that special today.”
  • “I love our family and I love you more than I can put into words.”
  • “Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day for our family. The kids and I are so lucky to have you.”
  • “It’s hard to believe, but I’ve only loved you more since I’ve watched you become a mom.”
  • “You do so much for this family, and I don’t know where we would be without you. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “I wouldn’t want to go through parenthood with anyone else. Thanks for all that you do.”
  • “I love that being parents brought us closer together, and so much of that is because of you.”
  • “I don’t know what I did to deserve you and our beautiful family. I love you.”
  • “Thank you for being the strongest person I know. You inspire me every day, I love you.”
  • “Parenthood with you has been the most wonderful adventure. You are an incredible mom and we’re all lucky to have you, happy Mother’s Day!”

Mother’s Day messages for a friend or sister

  • “You're doing great, Mama. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Whatever you need and whenever you need it, know that I'm here for you.”
  • “Your kids don't know how lucky they are to have you for a mom.”
  • “I wish you were my mom growing up. Keep on killin' it!”
  • “I always knew you’d be a great mom someday. So happy I got to see that I was right. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “I’m so happy we’re moms together — it’s just one more thing we have in common.”
  • “I’m so grateful to have a friend like you. Thanks for helping me deal with the ups and downs of motherhood!”
  • “Remember, whenever you need a break and a drink, I’m right here waiting for you!”
  • “The best friend and the best mom. How does it feel to be superwoman?”
  • “I want you to know that you’re the kind of mom I hope I can be one day. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “You’re an inspiration. I’m constantly in awe of you crushing it at motherhood. Keep shining beautiful, and have the happiest of Mother’s Days.”
  • “You make motherhood look easy, breezy, beautiful, but I know how hard you work. I’m so proud to call you my friend, happy Mother’s Day!”

When in doubt on what to write in a Mother’s Day card, keep it simple. Name the things you appreciate about them, give them a compliment, and wish them a happy Mother’s Day. Write from the heart and they will feel all the love.

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