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What to write in a Mother's Day card

What to write in a Mother's Day card

DATE PUBLISHED: 04/03/2020

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. Mums are always there for you no matter what, and they give the best advice - even if we don’t realise it straight away. So, on Sunday 22nd March, we celebrate all those that treat us in this way, even if that’s a grandmother, an aunt or a sister, and we do our best to show them just how much they mean to us.

No matter the gift, the perfectly picked Mother’s Day card makes all the difference… especially, the message. To help you get it just right, Paperchase have compiled a handy list of phrases and ideas for writing Mother’s Day messages!



For your mother

Everything you are, she taught you to be. Be sincere, share old memories and wish her a wonderful day - one that’s almost as wonderful as she is.

  • Happy Mother’s Day from your absolute favourite financial burden!

  • Thank you for picking me up when I fall down, hugging me when I feel alone, and always being there for me. I love you a lot.

  • You got me through my teenage years and for that alone, you deserve all the love in the World.

  • Mum, I love you almost as much as you love a glass of prosecco on a Friday night.

  • Thank you for pretending to enjoy my music taste. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • You’ve always been there for me and I’ll always be there for you.

  • Everyone says they have the best mum in the world, but they’re all wrong. It’s me! I have the best mum in the world.



For your grandmother

She’s the one who’s always on your side, and she’s probably the best cook you’ve ever known. If it wasn’t for her, you wouldn’t be here - thank her and let her know how much you appreciate her.


  • You’ll always have a special place in my heart, thank you for making me the person I am today.

  • If I’m even half the woman you are when I’m older then I’ll know I’ve done well.

  • I’m so blessed to be your grandchild. Thank you for being someone I can look up to.

  • You’re the best listener, best friend and best grandma I could ever ask for.

  • On Mother’s Day, I hope you know how cherished and loved you are by your children and grandchildren.

  • You don’t just give love, you are love and I’m so grateful for you.



For someone who is like a mother

Whether they raised you or have always been like a mother to you, let them know their love is recognised.

  • Being a great parents requires patience, kindness, and a whole lot of love - it does not require DNA.

  • You’re my dad and my mum all in one and I’ve never wanted anything else. Thank you.

  • There’s nobody else like you. I’m so blessed that you’ve always been there to look after me.

  • Without your influence and love, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today.

  • I wanted to recognise you on Mother’s Day because you’ve been such a positive and loving influence in my life. I’ll forever be grateful for your kindness.

  • You don’t have to be a woman, family, or my mum to be celebrated today. Thank you for raising me like I was your own.

For a partner or a wife

Whether they’re a new mum, step-mum or a loved and loving mother, send your significant other a message to thank them for all that they do!


  • Seeing you become a strong, hard-working and patient mum for our child has made me fall in love with you even more than I thought possible.

  • I love our family and I love you.

  • You truly are the most wonderful mother. Seeing what a strong and loving woman you are fills me with so much pride.

  • We’ve got a whole lifetime of adventures awaiting us and I’m so excited we get to do it all as parents. You make this family whole and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.

  • Get ready to join the mum club! Here’s to the first of many wonderful Mother’s Day together.



Mother’s Day is for everyone. It’s for all those who have ever showered a child with love. They are the buttons that hold our lives together - make sure they know how appreciated they are.