Mummy Dearest: How to write the perfect card sentiment this Mother’s Day

What do you say on Mother’s Day?

So when is Mother’s Day, exactly? In the United Kingdom and Ireland “Mothering Sunday” is celebrated on the fourth Sunday during Lent. This year UK Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, the 19th March, 2023. In the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries, International Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, which this year falls on Sunday, the 14th May, 2023.

Let’s celebrate all the Mums in our lives with the perfectly tailored card: Three cheers for all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, adopted mothers, stepmothers, pet-mothers, mothers-to-be, new mothers, mothers-in-law, aunts and sisters out there!

Sometimes the best way to express your feelings is to keep it simple, and it often helps if someone has come up with some ideas to get you started! So, to get you going, we came up with some creative copy ideas for what to write in your ideal Mother’s Day card, as well as suggestions for the top selling Mother’s Day card designs and our ideas for personalised Mothering Sunday gifts to make Mum crack the biggest smile.

For all the Mums, Mams, Mummies and Mothers:

  • “You’re my one and only Mum, and I’ll always love you to the moon and back.”
  • “Because of you, I am me. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “I know I don’t say it often enough but I love you and want you to know how much you mean to me. Happy Mother’s Day, Mum!”
  • “Flowers? Chocolates? They aren’t good enough for you, Mum! I found you the best gift… the gift of me!”
  • “To the best mum in the world, Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you have the happiest of days.”
  • “I’m so lucky to have you as my mum… but not as lucky as you are for having me as your (favourite) child!”
  • “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever… I love you, Mum. Happy Mother’s Day.”
  • “I’m so proud to have been raised by you.”
  • “Thank you for always being there, Mum. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “For all you do and all you are, I love you.”
  • “Mum, you are the one who knows me inside out. I admire and love you more than you’ll ever know. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!”
  • “Thank you for being the greatest Mum in the world. I feel so happy and proud to be your daughter/son.”
  • “You’re one of my favourite parents!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day, Mum! You mean so much to me. I hope your day is as special as you are.”
  • “Raising me took a lot of patience. Thanks for hanging in there with me.”
  • “I can’t begin to thank you for all the things you have done for me. You have supported and encouraged me throughout my entire life. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “To Mum, with love, from your favourite child.”
Handwritten message in a Mother's Day Card
  • “Congratulations, Mum – I turned out awesome. Enjoy your day basking in the glory of my greatness.”
  • “You mean so much to me, Mum. I love you with all my heart and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “I know it’s hard to hide the fact I’m your favourite but we both know it… Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!”
Handwritten message in a Mother's Day Card
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to the best mum of all! Lots of love.”
  • “For all you do and all you are, we love you…”
  • “Thanks for putting up with us! We love you so much.”
  • “You do so much for me and you always work so hard, so this Mother’s Day, put your feet up, sit back and relax. Let me treat you!”
  • “No matter the distance between us, or what the time is, I always know you’ll be there with your love and support. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Thanks for making home the happiest place to be.”
  • “We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.”
  • “Mum, you’re the gorgeous glue that holds us all together.”
Handwritten message in a Mother's Day Card

For Grandmothers, Grans, Grandma, Nanas, Nans and Grannies:

  • “You’ll always have your own special place in my heart, Gran.”
  • “Thanks for spoiling me rotten!”
  • “God knew what he was doing when he made you a grandma – he knew you’d be the best one ever.”
  • “The greatest mums are promoted to become the best grandmas! Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “You’ve taught me so much without saying a word.”
  • “I could sure use a grandma hug right now.”
  • “Grandma, your love has shaped me in lasting ways.”
Handwritten message in a Mother's Day Card

For a Mother-to-be or a New Mother:


  • “Happy Mum-to-be Day! You’re going to make such a good mum!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day with lots of love and anticipation!”
  • “You’re joining the mummy club! Hope this Mother’s Day will be the first of many special ones for you.”

New Mum:

  • “You are off to such a sweet start as a mum. Happy 1st Mother’s Day!”
  • “Thank you for our beautiful baby – the best gift you could ever give me. I’m so excited to share the journey of parenthood with my love and best friend. Happy first Mother’s Day!”
  • “You’ve got hand-drawn Mother’s Day cards in your future, along with big hugs from your lucky little one!”
  • “This is the beginning of a new, exciting journey through motherhood. Enjoy your very first Mother’s Day!”
  • “That sweet baby isn’t the only one who should be pampered – today’s all for you!”
  • “Mummy, you’re the best. I love you very much, now and forever.”
  • “To my Mummy. Happy first Mother’s Day! I love you so very much.”

For adopted mums, foster mums, step-mums and god-mums:

  • “You may not have given me life, but you’re a huge part of mine! Thank you for being you!”
  • “You mean more to me than I can say! Love you to bits and wish you a happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”
  • “Thank you for doing such a great job raising me. I am blessed to have you in my life. Have an amazing day!”
  • “We may not be related by blood but you have always been like a mother to me.”
  • “You have been the mother that I needed and I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. Happy Mother’s Day!”
Handwritten message in a Mother's Day Card

Now you have the perfect Mother’s Day sentiment, you need the perfect card design that amplifies your feelings of gratitude and affection. Here at Snapfish we have plenty of Mother’s Day card designs, from cutesy, heartfelt or whimsical non-photo cards, to an array of Mother’s Day photo card templates to celebrate all your best memories in a single card. You can even design your perfect card for Mum from scratch!

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