Mother’s Day messages

Son handing flower to his mother on mother's day

by Adejumoke Ilori |
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If you're thinking of the best Mother’s Day messages to write, don’t panic! You have come to the right place.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you've probably got a list of surprises hidden up your sleeve, maybe even some tasty afternoon tea ideas. But here is the question, have you picked up that thoughtful Mother's Day card by popping into your local store? Or maybe purchased a personalised card online? Or perhaps you've got creative and home-made one all by yourself, for that special lady, mum, or grandma in your life (don’t forget the flower delivery!)

But now, it's time to think about those flawless and heartfelt words that best describe just how much that special individual means to you, right? We get it, it can be tough, and not everyone finds it easy when trying to express themselves through words, and that’s okay. Trying to express yourself and feelings can sometimes be tricky, and we are here to help.

From inspiring messages, to celebrating and making that special mama figure in your life laugh with happy tears, we have chosen the best and what to write in Mother’s Day card to define your love language.

What to write in a mother's day card from daughter

  • I’m proud to call my best friend my mother, you rock!

  • A mother, role model, and friend, a teacher, I love you mum!

  • The most important woman in my life, for now and forever (PS thanks for looking after the grandkids (thanking you in advance!)

  • You deserve to be appreciated every day, not just Mother’s Day, you are my world!

  • Forever indebted to you for making me who I am today, I love you and I wish you the universe!

Funny Mother's Day messages

If making Mom laugh is more your style — or if showing lots of emotion is uncomfortable for you — a funny Mother’s Day message might feel like a more genuine way to connect with her.

  • Mum, I was lucky enough to inherit your eyes and your sense of humour. I keep hoping I’ll get your lie-detector capabilities, too!

  • Happy Mother’s Day, from your favorite child. (It’s okay, I haven’t told the others.)

  • Roses are red, violets are blue. I brought you this Mother’s Day card…mind if I raid the fridge, too?

  • If I ever win the lottery, I’m totally making sure you get all the overtime pay you deserve for being our family’s taxi driver, on-call nurse, personal shopper, and referee.

  • One day a year to recognise a job that gets no days off a year? Get in the car, Mum…we’re unionizing.

  • You know, Mum, it was really cool of you to ignore all those times I got home past curfew. What, you don’t remember that? Haha, just kidding, me either!

  • I’m so grateful for your love — and the fact that you have never shared my bath-time pictures on social media.

  • This Mother’s Day, I’d like to propose a deal — I’ll promise to visit more often if you’ll promise to stop referring to the dog as my brother. Agreed?

Mum and daughter laughing
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Mother's Day messages

Her love is big — but it’s okay if your message isn’t. Sometimes the truest things are the simplest things.

  • You hold such a special place in my heart. I’m so thankful for you.

  • I’m so proud to be your [son/daughter/child/kid].

  • Right from the start, you supported me in everything. Thank you for being there with just the love I needed.

  • Now that I’m grown, I don’t just feel gratitude for you — I admire you.

  • Raising me took a lot of patience. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

  • Mama, you sacrificed so I could rise. I want you to know I see that.

Happy Mother's Day message

  • You hold such a special place in my heart. I’m so thankful for you.

  • For all you do and all you are, we love you with all our hearts.

  • Thanks for making home the happiest place to be.

  • Mum, you’re the glue that holds us together.

  • Thanks for always helping me to remember what is important in life… and today it is you! You are the best!

  • Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for looking after us so well, I know it’s not always easy!

Mother's Day card messages

  • With love from the luckiest [son/daughter/child/kid] in the world.

  • Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes—but you know I only do that to people I love!

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. Every day I’m thankful you’re mine.

  • You’re my mum. You’re my friend. You’re everything to me.

  • Mama, you often stood between me and the unfair stuff. Thank you for protecting my spirit.

  • For all you do and all you are, we love you with all our hearts.

  • As a [mom/mother-in-law/grandma] — you’re the best, and we feel so blessed to have you!

  • Mama, your love speaks to each of us in just the way we need.

  • Thanks for putting up with us! We love you so very, very much.

  • Thanks for making home the happiest place to be.

  • We’re thinking of you with lots of love today!

  • Mum, you’re the glue that holds us together, and you make the best bangers and mash!

Happy Mother's Day wishes for your wife or partner:

  • Happy Mother's Day to the most fun-loving and amazing wife! Your endless love and laughter bring sunshine into our lives. We're so lucky to have you as the heart of our family!

  • To my wonderful wife, thank you for making every day an adventure for our family. Your love, energy, and enthusiasm make life so much brighter. Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mother's Day to the world's greatest wife and mom! You bring so much joy and happiness to our lives with your caring heart and cheerful spirit. We love and appreciate you!

  • Wishing a fantastic Mother's Day to my amazing wife! You fill our home with love, laughter, and endless fun. You truly make every moment special for our family!

  • To my beautiful wife, your warm heart and infectious smile light up our world. We're grateful for every moment we share with you. Have the most wonderful Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mother's Day to my incredible wife! Your love and laughter make our family thrive. You're our rock, our sunshine, and our everything. We cherish you today and always!

  • Cheers to my wonderful wife on Mother's Day! Your love and happiness make our family complete. Thank you for being the best mom and partner we could ever wish for!

  • Happy Mother's Day to my lovely wife! Your positive energy and radiant smile fill our home with happiness. We're so grateful for the amazing mother and partner you are!

  • To my beautiful wife, you make every day a celebration with your love, warmth, and laughter. You truly are the heart of our family. Happy Mother's Day to our sunshine!

Happy Mother's Day messages for Grandma:

  • Happy Mother's Day to our family's branch!

  • Happy Mother's Day to my best friend, my grandmother and my gossip partner!

  • You give the best hugs and sweetest hugs, cook the sweetest meals and have the best grandchild. Happy Mother's Day to my special Grandma

  • Thanks for spoiling me all these years and for giving me those chocolates secretly. Now it's your turn! Happy Mother's Day my heart!

  • Happy Mother's Day to my second mom, what would i do without you!

Kiss, child and grandmother in a park with love, care and freedom for happiness in retirement. Senior, smile and portrait of a woman with hug from a kid and kissing in nature or park with piggyback
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Happy Mother's Day messages for single mums:

  • You’re raising a human being by yourself. That’s HUGE, Happy Mother's Day Supermum!

  • You pay the bills and plan a future by yourself, yet always make sure you put a smile on my face, I love you!

  • When your kid does something so awesome, so adorable or sweet or hilarious or brilliant, you don’t have that other person to turn to to appreciate it. So  you appreciate it double, you are cool, Happy Mother's Day mama!

  • You’re building memories alone. And you do it anyway with so much happiness and pride, I love you mum!

  • Thank you for every hug, smile, and kind word. You’re the best, Mum! Happy Mother’s Day!

  • I’m so lucky to have you as my mum. Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day!

  • Happy Mother’s Day! You’re the best mum in the world!

  • Thank you for everything, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing mom in the entire Universe! I love you!

  • You’re the most loving mom in the world. Wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day!

  • Mum, you are always in my heart. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Thank you for always being there for me. Happy Mother’s Day, Mum!

  • Thank you for everything you’ve done for me! Wishing you a very special Mother’s Day!

  • Have a very happy Mother’s Day, Mum! Thank you for always having faith in me.

  • Wishing you a great Mother’s Day! You’re the best mom I could ever ask for.

  • Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing you all the happiness you so richly deserve. Love you!

  • Mum, may your day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood. I love you!

  • Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful mother in the world! Love you!

Happy Mother's Day messages for step-mums

  • The universe knew I needed you in my life. So glad to have you as my “bonus Mum.” mum!

  • I didn’t start my life loving you, but now I can’t imagine life without you now, thank you for being in my life.

  • You never tried to replace anyone—you simply came into my life and offered more unconditional love. And I can’t thank you enough for that generosity.

  • When we met you, we didn’t know what to expect. But you totally blew us away with how fun and loving and down to earth you really are. Talk about best surprise ever!

  • In you, I have a mum, a sister, and a friend. It’s like the world’s best buy-one-get-one-free offer!

  • Loving you has been so easy, thank you for those bedtime stories and supporting me at my school events, I love you.

Happy Mother's Day for your sister:

  • I have never met such a loving sister. You are my soulmate for life and thanks being there!

  • To my wonderful sis, best wishes for Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for giving me the nicest nephews and nieces! - because of them I now work two jobs!

  • You are an amazing friend and mama! Furthermore, you deserve to hear it every day! I adore you with all my heart, forever and always.

  • Sister, you are so like our mother! I'm so proud of the wise woman you're becoming.

  • My fabulous sister, let your day be filled with the same fun and laughter as we shared when we were children!

  • Wherever you go, your presence always brings a bright, sunny light. Enjoy a wonderful day with your whole family!

  • You are always present in my best memories, because as my older sister, you were almost like a second mother. You rock!

Remember, Mother's Day is a time to appreciate those very dear to you. it doesn’t just have to be family; it can also be a friend.

Maybe your mum or grandma has sacrificed so much for you, and you feel a message is the best way to appreciate them, then go for it, pick up that pen and card and express yourself.

Or it could be your sister or partner, friend or neighbour, a heart-warming message always goes a long way, and it goes to show just how much you value them.

Mummy to a little girl, Adejumoke Ilori is Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. With a BA hon in Creative Writing, she has worked for digital platforms, where she has empowered women from the inside and out, by sharing real life stories based on relationships, loving yourself and mummyhood.

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