The Sweetest Mother's Day Card Messages for All the Moms You Know and Love

The Sweetest Mother's Day Card Messages for All the Moms You Know and Love

Moms are pretty special—not to mention literally the reason we’re all here. And while we celebrate moms every day, the second Sunday in May is set aside just for them. First order of business: what to write in a Mother's Day card. We’re making this part easy with 68 touching Mother’s Day card messages for all the moms you know and love.

Whether you’re sending Happy Mother’s Day wishes to your mom, wife, daughter, grandmother, stepmom, mother-in-law, sister, friend, or granddaughter, we have you covered with short, beautiful, and inspiring messages (including a few funny ones too) to celebrate their individual awesomeness as moms.

Another option? Say it with a quote. We’ve gathered all the best ones in our collections of Mother’s Day quotes, sweet mother-daughter quotes, and mother-son quotes too. Write one in a note to accompany that Mother’s Day gift you so thoughtfully selected.

Now that you’ve crossed Mother’s Day messages off your to-do list, you can focus on planning Mother’s Day activities to make her feel extra special on May 14, whether it’s as elaborate as a Mother’s Day brunch (even better, breakfast in bed!) or as simple as picking up the phone to tell her how much you love and appreciate her.

Mother's Day Messages for Your Mom

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  • “I'm so proud to say that I got it from my mama.”

  • "Who needs superheroes when the world has moms like you?"

  • “You're one of my favorite parents.”

  • “Now that I'm a mom, I can say that you were right about everything.”

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

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

  • “Congrats, Mom! I turned out great!”

  • “You're going to be so proud that I remembered to send a card!”

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

  • “I have no idea where I would be without you, Mom!"

Mother's Day Messages for Your Wife

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  • "You're the best mom I could imagine for our kids.”

  • "Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day for our family. The kids and I are so lucky to have you."

  • “Thank you for being the glue that holds our family together.”

  • “Today and every day, I appreciate everything you do for our family.”

  • "I love our family, and I love you."

  • "Creativity, laughter, dedication… there’s so much to admire in the way you do motherhood day in and day out."

  • “You are the most incredible woman and the world's greatest mother to our children.”

Mother's Day Messages for Your Daughter

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  • "Thank you for making me a grandmother."

  • "You're such a great mom. As they say, 'Like mother, like daughter'!"

  • "I’m so proud of you I can’t even express it. Your children are a beautiful reflection of your loving heart."

  • "Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful daughter. Thanks for being such a devoted mother to a few of our favorite grandchildren!"

  • "Now that you’re a mom, I hope you know a little of the joy I knew when I had you."

  • "Thank you for giving me grandchildren to spoil!"

  • "I'm so proud of the mother you've become."

  • "I am so lucky to have you for my daughter. And [child’s name] is even luckier to have you for their mother."

  • "Thinking of you and that sweet grandbaby of mine today!"

Mother's Day Messages for Your Grandmother

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  • "Nana, you’ve taught me so much about love and family."

  • "Thank you for always being there for me, Grandma. Happy Mother's Day."

  • "Now that I know how hard it is to be a mom, I appreciate you so much more for making it look easy!"

  • "God knew what He was doing when He made you a grandma. He knew you’d be the best one ever."

  • "I could sure use a grandma hug right now."

  • "Thanks for all the cookies and love. And cookies. Did I mention cookies?"

  • "Thank you for being the best second mom I could ever ask for."

  • "Grandmother, you’re a big part of my favorite memories and an even bigger reason that I feel so lucky to be born into this family."

  • Related: 34 Grandma Quotes That Remind Us (and Her) Why She's the Best

Mother's Day Messages for Your Stepmom

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  • "The universe knew I needed you in my life. So glad to have you as my bonus Mom."

  • "Thank you for making our home a welcoming, loving place."

  • "I may not have started life knowing you, but now I can’t imagine life without you."

Mother's Day Messages for Your Mother-in-Law

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  • "Thank you for raising [spouse's name] to be an amazing partner—and thank you for embracing me as family. Happy Mother's Day."

  • "When it comes to mothers-in-law, I won the lottery. Happy Mother's Day."

  • "To the mother of the love of my life, a devoted grandmother to my children, and the best bonus mom I could ask for—Happy Mother's Day!"

Mother's Day Messages for Your Sister

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  • "Happy Mother's Day! It's the best excuse to treat yourself."

  • "Celebrating the amazing mom you are to your kids and the wonderful aunt you are to mine!"

  • "So glad our kids are cousins!"

  • "Happy we’re moms together—it’s one more sweet thing we get to share."

  • "Thanks for being an amazing sister and an incredible aunt."

  • "Thanks for letting me be the cool aunt/uncle to your kids!"

Mother's Day Messages for Your Friend

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  • "Who needs superheroes when the world has moms like you?"

  • "I'm so glad we get to figure out motherhood together. Thanks for being my cheapest therapist."

  • "I don’t know how you do it. But I can easily see that you are doing a wonderful job of being a mom."

  • "I’m so grateful to have a friend and fellow mom like you in my life. Thank you for helping me deal with all the ups and downs of motherhood!"

  • "It has been amazing watching you grow into such a phenomenal mom."

  • "You are a blessing to your family—and to me."

Mother's Day Messages for Your Granddaughter

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  • "The world is changing so much, in so many ways. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the love moms give. And you do that in your own beautiful way. I’m so proud of you!"

  • "I am so lucky to have you for my granddaughter. And your daughter/son/child is even luckier to have you for their mother."

  • "Thinking of you and that sweet great-grandbaby of mine today!"

  • "Seems like just yesterday you were a little girl yourself. Love seeing you as a mom!"

  • "Happy Mother’s Day to a granddaughter who just keeps on bringing joy to her family."

  • "One of the greatest joys of my life has been getting to see my granddaughter become a mom. Happy Mother's Day."

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