What to write in your Mother's Day card

What to write in a Mother’s Day card

Mother’s Day is a day to let your mum know just how grateful you are for her love and support – but it can be hard to know just what to say. Well, if you’re racking your brains for Mother’s Day wishes, and are searching for things to write in a Mother’s Day card, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out some of our sweet and funny suggestions for Mother’s Day card messages, and nail the perfect sentiment to make her smile this year. We’ve got Mother’s Day messages from sons, as well as ideas on what to write in a Mother’s Day card from a daughter. And while you’re at it, take a look at our guide on the best Mother’s Day gifts, then go ahead and spoil her with a Mother’s Day gift from our caring collection.

Before we dive into the message inspiration, take some time to browse our wonderful range of Mother’s Day cards below: 

Funny Mother’s Day messages

If your mum loves a good giggle, and you’ve been searching for funny things to write in a Mother’s Day card, we’ve got you covered. There’s nothing better than a little laughter on a big occasion, and if your mum has a cracking sense of humour, you know she’ll love a comical message inside her card. For more ideas, you can also check out our huge range of.

Here are some funny Mother’s Day messages sure to get her smiling on her special day:

  1. Mum, you are one of my favourite parents. Top two, for sure.
  2. Happy Mother’s Day from the best mistake you ever made.
  3. Mum, you’re getting the same thing I give you every year. Disappointment. Happy Mother’s Day!
  4. Mum, you gave birth to a legend – give yourself the day off.
  5. I love you mum, even though you share every single post I put on Facebook.
  6. Mum, I’m sorry for all of the stupid things I’ve done in the past. Let’s concentrate on the present… I didn’t get you one. But Happy Mother’s Day!
  7. No-one puts up with my nonsense like you do, mum.
  8. Happy Mother’s Day. I’m sorry I turned you grey – but I think we can both agree it was worth it.
  9. As suspected, you were absolutely right about everything. Happy Mother’s Day.
  10. Happy Mother’s Day, boomer.

Simple and sweet Mother’s Day messages

Sometimes, the best things to write in a Mother’s Day card are simple and from the heart. So, if you’ve been wondering what to write in a Mother’s Day card, why not keep it direct this year with a message she’ll remember and appreciate forever. After all, sometimes you can say a little to say a lot… You’ll need a traditional Mother’s Day card to match your simple sentiment. So, take inspiration from our range and write one of the below messages inside.

Here are a few ideas for heartfelt Mother’s Day messages that keep it short and sweet:

  1. For all you do, and all you are, I love you so much. Happy Mother’s Day.
  2. Happy Mother’s Day and thanks for putting up with me!
  3. Sending you all my love mum, today and every day.
  4. Thanks for being the best mum in the whole world.
  5. I hope you know how much you mean to me, and just how much I love you.
  6. Thanks for always making home the happiest place to be.
  7. Life doesn’t come with a manual – but it does come with a mum.
  8. Mums are like buttons – they hold everything together.
  9. My life is better every single day because of you and all you’ve taught me.
  10. I know I can always call and you’ll be there. Thanks for your constant love and support, mum!

Mother’s Day messages from daughters

The bond between a mother and daughter is a powerful thing, so a personalised message for your mum might be just the thing this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day messages from daughters like yourself can be as heartfelt or simple as you’d like, it honestly depends on your relationship. But show her you appreciate everything she does for you (and has done for you all your life) with a loving message inside one of our heartfelt Mother’s Day cards.

Here are some suggestions of things to write in a Mother’s Day card from a daughter to her mum: 

  1. Thank you for making me a strong, independent woman. I love you so much, mum – Happy Mother’s Day.
  2. Behind every daughter who believes in herself, is a mother who believed in her first.
  3. You taught me how to be fearless, kind, and proud of who I am. Thanks for everything, mum.
  4. Mum, I’m so grateful for all we’ve shared – lots of good times, laughter, and a real appreciation for a good gin and tonic!
  5. If I’m half the woman you are, I’ll count myself as lucky.
  6. Everything I am, I owe to you. Thanks for everything, mum.
  7. Thank you for being my best friend, my inspiration and my strength. I love you so much, mum!
  8. I’m so proud to be your daughter, mum. Thank you so much, and Happy Mother’s Day.
  9. Happy Mother’s Day to my teacher, best friend, agony aunt and inspiration.
  10. People say turning into your mother as you grow up is a bad thing, but if I end up being anything like you, I’ll be proud.

Mother’s Day messages from sons

As the saying goes, “mum’s love their sons”, and likewise… So, you need to truly celebrate the woman who brought you into this world on her special day. But maybe you’re a little lost for words and wondering what to write in a Mother’s Day card? Well, we’ve done the hard work for you. Simply take inspiration from these Mother’s Day messages:

  1. I couldn’t be prouder to be your son. Happy Mother’s Day, you legend.
  2. As your son, I know I’m your favourite child. Happy Mother’s Day – I hope you feel as special as I do…
  3. To think I once was embarrassed to hold your hand at the playground…Happy Mother’s Day, mum.
  4. Happy Mother’s Day to you, and well done – you brought me into the world, and that’s pretty great for everyone…
  5. Proud doesn’t cut it. Happy Mother’s Day from your son. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you!
  6. Thanks for always trying to be the “cool mum” at school, even though you didn’t have to try… Happy Mother’s Day.
  7. Mum, you rock – don’t ever change. Love from your favourite son.
  8. Now I have sons of my own, I know how difficult it must’ve been for you… Happy Mother’s Day, you wonderful woman.
  9. I’m beyond proud to be your son, have the best Mother’s Day mum! 
  10. You truly are the best mum out there, thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years.  

Messages for new mums

Is there a new mum in your life that you want to spoil this Mother’s Day? Sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write in a Mother’s Day card for a new mama. Not to worry; we’ve got some corkers in mind. 

To top things off, check out our wonderful range of cute Mother’s Day cards featuring adorable designs that new mums will adore. And if the lady in your life has a baby on the way, we have a host of mum-to-be cards for you to send her way.

We’ve thought up these great Mother’s Day messages for you to pen in your card:

  1. Happy first Mother’s Day – welcome to the mum club, you’re going to smash it.
  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you, you’re already bossing motherhood – keep it up!
  3. This new bundle of joy is all thanks to you, and they’ll love you as much as you love them. Happy Mother’s Day!
  4. There’s a first time for everything, including celebrating Mother’s Day. So, lap up the attention (and presents) my friend!
  5. You’ve exceeded my expectations already, you’re a super mum. Happy Mother’s Day.
  6. It feels like only yesterday that you pushed that baba out of you… oh wait, it was! Enjoy your first Mother’s Day!
  7. Your first Mother’s Day should be the best, so put your feet up and relax momma.
  8. I’m super proud of how you’re absolutely smashing motherhood. 
  9. It’s so clear that you were meant to be a mama! Have the best first Mother’s Day, you deserve it!
  10. Wishing you the happiest first Mother’s Day, cheers to motherhood!  

Mother’s Day messages for grandma

It’s not just mums who deserve thanks and cards on Mother’s Day – grandma needs some appreciation too! Here are some sweet Mother’s Day quotes for grandma to let her know just how much she’s loved – and check out our range of Mother’s Day cards for grandma for more inspiration.

  1. I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you, grandma. Happy Mother’s Day!
  2. Grandma – thanks for all of the money you snuck into my hand when mum and dad weren’t looking.
  3. Thank you for saying yes every time mum said no!
  4. Thanks for always saving the best biscuits for me, grandma.
  5. Grandma, you’re absolutely nan-tastic!
  6. Thank you for always spoiling me rotten, grandma.
  7. Super mums make super grandmas. Happy Mother’s Day!
  8. Happy Mother’s Day to the best grandmother in the whole wide world.
  9. Grandma, this Mother’s Day I just want to say I love you with all of my heart!
  10. You’re not retired – you’re a professional grandma. Happy Mother’s Day grandma! 

Mother’s Day messages for stepmums and adoptive mums

If you’re celebrating a special stepmum, adoptive mum, or just a mother figure who’s been like a mum to you, it can be hard to know what to write in a Mother’s Day card to them. So, we’ve made it a little easier with these sweet suggestions of what to say:

  1. You don’t need DNA to be a great mum – you just need love.
  2. Every girl needs her mum. Thank you so much for choosing to be mine.
  3. Sending my fabulous step-mum the happiest Mother’s Day wishes!
  4. You may not have given me the gift of live – but life gave me the gift of you.
  5. Happy Mother’s Day from the kid you inadvertently picked up when you got it on with my dad.
  6. Genetics might suggest otherwise but you’ll always be my mum.
  7. Thanks for being the absolute best bonus mum ever.
  8. Thank god stepmums aren’t anywhere near as bad as Disney made out!
  9. Being an amazing mum requires kindness, patience and a lot of love – it doesn’t require DNA.
  10. Not by blood, but by choice – thanks for being my mum.

Mother’s Day quotes 

Perhaps your mum knows how much you love her, and you’ve sent all the messages you can think of in her cards over the years. To change things up a little, you could pop a loving quote in her card to show her how inspirational she’s been to your life.
Below we’ve compiled some wonderful Mother’s Day quotes that will really show her how much she means to you:

  1. “My advice for new moms is this: You’ve never been a mom before, and your baby is new to this world. So be kind to yourself, and be patient. It takes time, but you’ll get the hang of it!” – Hillary Clinton
  2. “[Having children] made me understand that there was a purity to love. That there is an unconditional love.” – Jennifer Lopez
  3. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
  4. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult
  5. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
  6. “She raised us with humour, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” – Liza Minnelli
  7. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
  8. “You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant
  9. “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
  10. “There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar 

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to make sure your mum knows that she’s so very much loved, and show your appreciation for years of patience, kindness, and advice. If you’re looking to do something extra special, our guide on
preparing a Mother’s Day afternoon tea might come in handy. 

Looking for more inspiration of sweet messages to put inside your cards? Over on the thortful blog, we have plenty of helpful guides on what to write to help you find the right words. 

It goes without saying that Mother’s Day can be a hard occasion if you’ve sadly lost your mum. So, we’ve also created a guide to spending your first Mother’s Day without your mum, where you’ll find advice on how to honour her and take care of yourself. And if you find comfort in writing out a beautiful message to mark the occasion, we’ve got a separate blog on happy heavenly Mother’s Day wishes that you might find helpful.