Mother's Day Cards:
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Mother's Day Cards: Sample Wording

How could you not know what to write to your own mommy? Well it's tough, I know. So many feelings, so little space.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Mother's Day Card Wording For Your Own Mother

Dear Mom,

I couldn't have asked for a better mother! You're always there to give excellent advice, make great food, go shopping, or just listen. You're truly a terrific mom and a special person too. Thank you for being you! Happy Mother's Day.


Dear Mom,

Thank you for all that you do. Whether you're here visiting or we're catching up over the phone, I always feel we're close. I hope you know how much I love you! Happy mother's day to the best mom in the world!


Dear Mom,

Best wishes to you on Mother's Day, when I get to officially declare you the Best Mom Ever. Though I may not always say it (or show it), you mean the world to me. Thank you for being there. I don't know what I'd do without you. I love you!


Dear Mom,

Happy Mother's Day! Today I am reminded of what a fantastic mom you are. Now that I have my own kids, I am finally getting just how hard mothering is and how well you do it. Thank you for being so patient with me through my ups and downs, for always being my voice of reason, and for managing to be kind and FUN all the while. I hope I am half as good a mother to Lily as you are to me. Big hugs!!

Mother's Day Card Wording For Your Mother-in-Law

Dear Thora,

I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful mother-in-law! I hope you have a great day today. We're thinking of you!


Dear Eva,

Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for being such a fun mother-in-law. From shopping to cooking to shopping some more, we always have a good time together. I'm lucky to have married a man with such a wonderful mom!


Dear Nelly,

This Mother's Day, please treat yourself to something nice. We wish we could be there to celebrate you ourselves but look forward to seeing you this summer. Until then... please remember how much we love you and how terrific we both think you are!! Happy Mother's Day.


Dear Mom,

Thanks for raising such a great guy!  Happy Mother's Day from the both of us. 

Can You E-mail Mother's Day Cards?

Yes! But only if you put sufficient thought into it. Check out It's a free and really cute way to send pictures, music, and more.

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother's Day cards, if well-written, can be gifts in themselves. However if you're looking to sent a token of your love, here are a few ideas (and coupon codes!):

  1. Flowers are a classic, no-fail gift. My favorite is Order 1 type of flower such as roses or tulips. You're less likely to get substitutions like when you order mixed bouquets.)

  2. Restaurant Gift Certificates from They have great deals like a $25 Restaurant Gift Certificate for $4. Plus you can email them or print directly from your computer.

  3. Grocery Store Kiosks At your local grocery store, you may have noticed these huge collections of gift cards. There has got to be something your mom would like there: Nordstrom, TJ Maxx, Red Lobster, even American Express!

  4. Chocolate, hello! Ghirardelli is fantastic and has nice packaging. Check out the many choices on their website.

  5. has great gift baskets at many price points.

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