Mother’s Day: Messages to write in a Mother’s Day card

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Writing a Mother’s Day card can be tricky (Picture: Getty Images)

Faced with a blank card this Mother’s Day, it’s easy to get writer’s block.

No matter how much you love your mum, trying to get your feelings down on paper can make your mind go blank.

Do you write a long tome about all the wonderful things she’s done for you? Maybe something funny to make her smile (along with that last-minute gift).

Or, if you’ve got a trickier relationship, how do you write something from the heart that feels genuine?

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, March 19. It’s a time to celebrate all mums – whether they’re biological, adoptive, a step-mum or just a caring, wonderful woman who’s a maternal figure in your life. And to remember those who are sadly no longer with us.

Luckily, we’ve got plenty of ideas on how to make writing your Mother’s Day card a piece of (chocolate) cake.

Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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

Moonpig has some cracking suggestions – here are some of our favourites.

Nothing else feels like a big, loving hug from mum (Picture: Getty Images)
  • Thanks for not only being my Mum, but my very best friend. Happy Mother’s Day to the best person I know.
  • Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
  • A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your friend forever.
  • Everything I am, you helped me to be.

And if you’re keeping it light-hearted:

  • Congratulations Mum, you raised a total legend. Have a great day!
  • Mum, I’ll even wash the dishes today – imagine that!
  • ‘It’s not easy being a mother, if it were easy, fathers would do it’ – Dorothy, The Golden Girls
Flowers always go well with a card – even if grabbed at the garage (Picture: Getty Images)

Or you can go with Funky Pigeon’s meaningful ideas:

  • You are my rock, my confidante, and my best friend. Thank you for always being there for me.
  • You’re my favourite role model and I hope one day to be as strong as you are.
  • I know I can call you anytime. Thank you for your constant love throughout everything.
  • I know I should say it more often, but today seems quite timely: I love you, mum!
  • I love you, mum! I thought you should know how much you mean to me, especially today… Lots and lots of love.
  • For everything you do for us every single day – thank you mum! Have the best Mother’s Day of all!
  • Thank you for being there every day with just the love I needed.
  • Mum, what’s so wonderful about this card… is the person holding it!

Flying Flowers has some funny ones, too:

  • Happy Mother’s Day from your favourite child.
  • Mum, thank you for everything, one day I will repay you – but I refuse to sign anything just yet, and I can’t pay interest.
  • Happy Mother’s Day mum, you’re just totally amazing…at embarrassing us. Don’t worry, we still love you. But please no more baby pictures on Facebook.
  • Happy Mother’s Day to a mum who must be the best, because she raised the best child.
  • Mum – look! I stopped looking at my phone long enough to write this! Happy Mother’s Day, I love you!

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What can I write to someone who’s like a mum?

Women of different ages laughing in a car.

Because sometimes friends are our families (Picture: Getty Images)

Here are some good ideas for someone who’s like a mum to you, from Flying Flowers:

  • To my might-as-well-be mum, you’re the absolute best – I love you.
  • A mum always has your back, loves you no matter what, and always answers the phone – that makes you a mum in my eyes. Happy Mother’s Day, thank you for always being there for me.
  • To my unofficial mum, you are officially amazing. Happy Mother’s Day, sending all my love.
  • Thank you so so so so much for stepping in and supporting me, you’ve been a mum and more. Happy Mother’s Day!

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