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How to write a meaningful notecard to your mom

Say thanks for everything to the mother figures in your life.

Moms, grans, aunts and those formidable women that are moms-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 note written with love this Mother’s Day. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to help words flow.

Mother's Day

For mothers, mamas and moms

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 moms that have been your closest confidant from the start or those that have seen friendship bloom throughout the years, jot a thank you message on a notecard in a way that’s as unique as your love.

“Mom, 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, Mom.”

“I’m so glad we reconnected, Mama. 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, Mother.”

For grandmas, grammies, nanas and grans

She’s seen it all, done it all, and overcome every challenge with a smile. Tell your nana you think she’s the strongest woman you know, or simply share words of admiration for every tale she’s told over the years on a notecard design that suits who she is.

“Nana, your stories are simply the best. I could listen to you tell them forever!”

“Happy Mother’s Day, Grammy. 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!”

“Grandma, 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.”

“Mom’s so great because she learned from the best. I hope to be as wonderful a mother as you both one day.”

For a family member that feels like a mom

She’s your best-friend-meets-mom – 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 mom 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 mom to you, or a mother-in-law you’re lucky to have

For when maybe your mom couldn’t be around, here’s to the mother that scooped you up and took you on like her own. From foster moms 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 benefited from her endless wise words. Some women – just like her – were made to be moms.

“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 mom! 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 mom-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 mom 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 mom.”

“You’re already an amazing mom. 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!”

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For a new mother 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 notecard is the perfect space to let a special mom in your life know. From words of admiration to first-hand lessons and invaluable learnings, jot them all down in a message 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 mom, but so much more. Remember, you’re still you and you’re doing great.”

For your partner in life that makes the best mom

Recently welcomed a new addition? Or perhaps your other half is a certified super mom 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 mom 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 favorite thing about you, Mom. 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 moms

Want to say something that means the world, without so many words? We’ve rounded up some shorter ideas for what to write on a Mother’s Day notecard to let an incredible mom 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 realize that anything is possible.”

“I’d love to be a mom like you one day.”

“Your cuddles are the best.”

Inspired to write a heartfelt message to a mom that means everything? Discover a space to say thank you in our Mother’s Day collection of love-filled notecards and Mother's Day gifts.

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