It’s always great to make the special mom and/or mother figures in your life feel appreciated on the one day of the year that’s dedicated solely to them: Mother’s Day! Whether you planned a fancy dinner or bought her favorite treat, hopefully you’re doing what you can to make the day shine.
That said, sometimes what feels like the simplest part of a gift can also be the toughest: the card! No matter how much you care about your mom, mother-in-law, or mother figure, it can be difficult to convey that through the written word. Nevertheless, it’s important that you try to write something on that card.
Why? “Mother’s Day cards are a way to tell someone that you love them, to share the way they make your life happy, and the way they make you feel loved by them,” says Jenni Skyler, PhD, a certified sex therapist, sexologist, and director of The Intimacy Institute.
Basically, writing a nice note in a Mother’s Day card is a way to initiate a “positive interaction and a memorable experience for both parties,” says Janet Brito, PhD, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in Honolulu.
In general, it’s “good practice to express your feelings and communicate honestly,” Brito adds. “By expressing vulnerability, it allows one to have a more intimate connection.” And those intimate, close connections are kind of what life’s all about, right?
So, if you’re up for writing a sweet message in your card, but could use a little help finding the right words, read on. Ahead, you’ll find 45 different heartfelt phrases, quotes, and ideas to write in your Mother’s Day card. (And don’t be surprised if your recipient gets misty eyed!)
Mother’s Day Wishes
Wishing you the best Mother’s Day. You deserve all the best!
Wishing you a relaxing, calming Mother’s Day this year.
Hope you have your best Mother’s Day yet!
Wishing I could be by your side this Mother’s Day. Sending you a hug!
Hoping you have a Mother’s Day that’s as lovely as you.
Mother’s Day Messages of Appreciation
You are an inspiration, and I admire all that you do.
Thank you for being there for me through everything. I appreciate you.
Thank you for being the best mother a person could ask for.
I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. Thank you!
I hope you know how special you are to me.
Mother’s Day Messages For A Mother-In-Law From Daughter-In-Law, Son-In-Law, Or Child-In-Law
I’m so glad to have you in my life. Happy Mother’s Day!
You are the best mother-in-law a person could ask for.
Thank you for raising such a beautiful, wonderful person. You did an amazing job.
I’m so lucky to have married into your family.
You are the best mother I know. Thank you!
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Mother’s Day Messages For Grandma
I’m so lucky to have you in my life, Grandma.
Thank you for teaching me so much about the world. I love you and your wisdom.
You are the heart of this family. Thank you, Grandma!
Thank you for always making me feel loved and safe, Grandma.
Grandma, you gave me the best [insert parent] on Earth. Thank you.
Funny Mother’s Day Messages
Mom, you’re one of my favorite parents.
You raised the best child ever. (It’s me!)
Thank you for raising a genius!
I love you more than [sibling’s name]!
Thanks for putting up with me during my teenage years. You deserve a medal.
Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou
“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” —Oprah Winfrey
“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” —Mitch Albom
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” —Princess Diana
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Eric Fromm