Mums, grans, aunts and those formidable women that are mums-at-heart – finding the right words to celebrate every kind of mother in your life can be a challenge. For the advice she’s shared, hours she’s listened, and memories she’s made, put pen to paper to show just how much those little moments mean to you in a love-filled Mother’s Day card. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to help words flow.
For mothers, mamas, mams and mums
She’s been there through good times and bad, and helped you find light and learning in every lesson life has thrown your way. For mums that have been your closest confidant from the start or those that have seen friendship bloom throughout the years, say thank you, mum in a way that’s as unique as your love.
“Mum, you’re magic. You’ve always put me first, so let’s make today all about you.”
“From my first day at school to my first wedding dance, nothing would be the same without you by my side. I love you, Mum.”
“I’m so glad we reconnected, Mam. Your friendship, love and support means so much more to me now.”
“I never understood a mother’s love until I became one myself. Now I cherish all that you’ve done for me even more. Thank you for everything, Mama.”
For grandmas, grannies, nannies and grans
She’s seen it all, done it all, and overcome every challenge with a smile. Tell your grandma you think she’s the strongest woman you know, or simply share words of admiration for every tale she’s told over the years in one of our personalised Mother’s Day cards you know she’ll appreciate.
“Granny, your stories are simply the best. I could listen to you tell them forever!”
“Happy Mother’s Day, Gran. You’re the most inspiring, interesting and loved person I know. Thanks for always being there for me, how lucky am I that you’re mine!”
“Nanny, I hope I’ve inherited your zest for life and ability to find the fun in every moment. For everything you’ve seen and done, you truly are my hero today and always.”
“Mum’s so great because she learnt from the best. I hope to be as wonderful a mother as you both one day.”
For a family member that feels like a mum
She’s your best-friend-meets-mum – always the one you tell when you’re in trouble, and who you know will have the best advice no matter the latest drama. For aunts, older cousins, big sisters, and those maternal friends that you simply can’t remember life without, here are some lines with meaning to help.
“Thank you for always being there, you’re like a mum to me,”
“You’re so much more than an aunt/friend/sister. I know I can always count on you.”
“Your advice has guided me through life. You’ve taught me to not be afraid of taking chances.”
“You’ll always be the first one I’ll turn to. Thank you for having my back no matter what.”
For another mother that’s been a mum to you, or a mother-in-law you’re lucky to have
For when maybe your mum couldn’t be around, here’s to the mother that scooped you up and took you on like her own. From foster mums you’ve held in your heart since childhood to mother-in-law figures gained a little later, you’ve cherished memories at the school gates or enjoyed tea and toast over her finest advice. Some women – just like her – were made to be mums.
“I know my own mother can’t be around, so I’m so grateful to have you in my life.”
“Thank you for making difficult times a little easier, having a mother figure like you is endlessly inspiring.”
“I lucked out when I gained you as a second mum! How many people can say they have two amazing mothers?!”
“You’ve been in my life for as long as I can remember. Thanks for always being there for me.”
For a mother-to-be, who you know will be brilliant
To a friend, sister, or anyone else that is waiting in anticipation of a new arrival, a note of encouragement can make all the difference. Whether they’re a first-time mum or have it all figured out, sending a Mother’s Day message to say you’ve got this could be all they need.
“We’re all so proud of you. Kind, caring, intelligent, and brilliant – you’re going to be the best mum.”
“You’re already an amazing mum. You’ve taken every challenge of your pregnancy in your stride.”
“Today, put your feet up! Growing a baby is hard work, you deserve a break.”
“Remember to breathe and find time for yourself, the most exciting adventure awaits!”
For a new mama that needs to hear she’s doing great
Sleepless nights, endless google searches, and asking themselves “Am I doing this right?!”. All new mothers are magic, so a Mother’s Day card is the perfect space to let a special mum in your life know. From notes of admiration to first-hand lessons and invaluable learnings, jot them all down in words that could boost even the trickiest days.
“You make it all look easy, but I know it’s not. I’m just a phone call away if you ever need a hand.”
“Mama, you’re amazing! Your love and strength are so inspiring.”
“I’m so proud of the mother you’ve become. You’re a natural.”
“You’re an amazing mum, but so much more. Remember, you’re still you and you’re doing great.”
For your partner in life that makes the best mum
Recently welcomed a new addition? Or perhaps your other half is a certified super mum with years – and several children! – under her belt? Either way, a message of awe for the mother she is could be just the thing to make the more challenging moments worthwhile. Addressed from just you or the whole family, tell her why she’s the most amazing mum around with these handy prompts.
“We are so lucky to have you! Thank you for filling our home and hearts with love.”
“Thank you for always putting us first. We don’t say it enough, but we adore you.”
“We’ve each noted down our favourite thing about you, Mum. It was hard to pick just one!”
“Thank you for being my partner in life. You’re the perfect role model for our little ones.”
Short and sweet musings to all amazing mums
Want to say something that means the world, without so many words?
We’ve rounded up some shorter ideas for what to write in a Mother’s Day card to let an incredible mum know just how much she’s loved, with all the sentiment of a longer message.
“You are so loved.”
“You are so much more than a mum.”
“You’re doing great.”
“Your perseverance inspires me.”
“Your advice is the best.”
“Thank you for everything.”
“You make me realise that anything is possible.”
“I’d love to be a mum like you one day.”
“Your cuddles are the best!”
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