Think of all the things your mom has done for you over the years. Still going over that list? Yeah, it’s a lot. So the very least you can do is make Mother’s Day special for her. (In case you haven’t marked your calendar yet, it’s on Sunday, May 8, 2022.)
Whether you opt for brunch, Mother’s Day flower delivery or a full day of celebrating, it all starts with finding the perfect Mother’s Day card. Luckily, that’s not as hard as it used to be, thanks to the loads of awesome Happy Mother’s Day cards that are just like your mom — funny, sweet and sometimes a little quirky.
Though we can’t make the pancakes for you, we can help you find the best Mother’s Day cards to mark this special day. But before you buy that perfect greeting card this May, be sure you know how much and what you want to write inside. That way, you’ll know whether to get a blank card or one with a pre-written note.
What To Say in a Mother’s Day Card
Whether you’re gifted with words or not, deciding exactly what to write in a Mother’s Day card can feel like an unsolvable puzzle. Sometimes the space provided is too small to describe the love you feel for your mother, whereas at other points, that space feels like the Grand Canyon.
Our advice is to keep it simple. As Hallmark points out, “Sometimes the truest things are the simplest things.” So, start with something easy, like:
- Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I’m so happy you’re my mother.
- You may be my mom, but you’re so much more to me. You’re my friend, my mentor and everything in between.
- Mom, I want you to know that I see the sacrifices you made for me as I was growing up. Thank you.
- Thanks for being my mom! I know it wasn’t always easy.
- Now that I’m grown, I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I love and admire you!
You can also use some humor in your note if that is natural for you. And, if your relationship with your mother is complicated, don’t feel like you have to write an over-the-top statement of love. Be sincere and write about what’s positive between the two of you.
Whether your mom likes tasteful cards with beautiful prints, a good pun or an off-color joke, we’ve found some funny and unique Mother’s Day cards to bring a smile to her face this year.
And if you’re not sure what to get her along with the card, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Mother’s Day gifts to buy in 2022.
Super Mom Card
Is your mom, wife or grandmother the ultimate hero? Can she do it all? Then honor her with this fun “Super Mom” card from Paper Source. It’s a unique Mother’s Day card worthy of the greatest mom in the world.
Quilling Giraffe Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day isn’t just for our biological mothers. It can be used as a day to celebrate all types of female role models. We love the detailing on the front of this Mother’s Day card created by quilling paper. The handcrafted design depicts a pair of giraffes, which aptly fits the saying on the front of the card. The inside of the card is blank so that you can write exactly why you look up to the person you’re giving the card to.
Synonyms Mother’s Day Card
While many of the best Mother’s Day cards we have featured on this list are punny or practical, this card is straight-up sappy. And, if your goal is to make your mom cry tears of joy on Mothers Day, this card is the one you want. The front lists out a range of titles that could describe any mother, complimented by soft, warm colors. The interior is blank, and the card comes with a coordinating kraft paper envelope.
Moms are Magical Unicorn Letterpress Card
All moms are one of a kind, just like unicorns. The two-tone letterpress card shows she’s not so different from the mythical creatures, and just as magical.
Grandma Bright Floral Mother’s Day Card
Your actual mother isn’t the only woman you should be celebrating on Mother’s Day. Her mom and your dad’s mom equally deserve some praise, so don’t forget your grandmothers. There are plenty of grandma cards on the market, but we love this floral delight. It’s seemingly made with the traditional grandmother in mind. Plus, it’s blank inside, so you can write her a note she’ll treasure forever.
Circus Mother’s Day Card
This might be the best mother’s day card for older mother-offspring duos, as the reference doesn’t stand up quite as well these days. However, the sentiment is still the same. For anyone who was a naughty child, say thanks to your mom for not sending you to live with the clowns. Paired with a peacock envelope, this card is blank inside for you to include your note of love to the woman who gave birth to you.
Turning Into Mom Mother’s Day Card
For most people, turning into their parents is the last thing they want to do. But, if your mother is someone you always looked up to, perhaps the sentiment on the front of this card will resonate with you. This sweet Mother’s Day card is about as simple as they come, so you could personalize it at home, should you wish, with an extra drawing or photo on the front. The inside is also blank, ready for that handwritten poem you created just for your mother.
Proud to be Y’Orchid Mother’s Day Card
Did we mention how much we love a good pun? This card takes the concept to another level with a pun you almost have to read aloud to understand. Did you get it the first time? Either way, tell your mother you’re happy to be her child with this florally inspired Happy Mother’s Day card. Impressively, this card has been handcrafted in the Philippines by someone who was a sex trafficking victim and is made using recycled paper on a traditional letterpress.
Best Dog Mom Card
Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and these days being a mom doesn’t even mean you have to have a human child. Our furry friends are just as much a product of our upbringing as our own kids. So if your leading lady is a pet parent, celebrate her by wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day from your dog with this simple greeting card. The inside has a simple message with plenty of space to be signed by muddy paw prints.
Love You Bunches Card
If there is more than one of you who needs to give your mother a gift this spring, why not go together on at least the card? This is the perfect Happy Mother’s Day card to send from two or more children. The exterior of the card lets the recipient know that the card is from more than one person, and you can personalize the inside of the card before sending it directly from Minted to your mother.
Hallmark Signature Mother’s Day Card – Taco
Who doesn’t love tacos? We certainly do. But, we also love our mothers more than tacos, and we’ll be telling them just as much with this greeting card. The front of the card boasts two adorable felt tacos and gold foil accents, while the interior of the card features a fun pun. As an added bonus, the cardstock used in all of Hallmark’s Signature Cards is made from trees grown in well-managed forests.
Lovepop Mother’s Day Bouquet Pop-Up Card
Want your mom to know that you’re thinking of her? Then order this fun “Thinking Of You” pop-up card. This is one bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers that will never wilt.
Hallmark Mother’s Day Card with Sound and Motion
Remember greeting cards that played music when you opened them? Yes, they still exist. They just aren’t as popular as they once were. This Hallmark card twists that tradition by creating dog and cat sounds when the card is opened. Don’t worry, though, these aren’t annoying sounds. They’re, in fact, quite musical. The outside and the inside of the card also feature humorous depictions of house pets, so this is perfect for the mother who loves her animals almost as much as she loves her kids.
Best Mum Ever Plantable Confetti Card
Eco-warriors may lament how many greeting cards are given around the world each year, but this card at least gives more back to the environment than it takes away. The card itself features a nice mom pun on the front and is filled with heart-shaped confetti, which can be planted to create a garden full of bird’s eye, clarkia, black-eyed Susan, catchfly, snapdragon and sweet alyssum wildflowers.
Popup Greatest Storyteller Mother’s Day Card
Everyone loves a good popup card, and moms are no different. This card opens to reveal a mother and baby raccoon reading a story in bed with the words, “Happy Mother’s Day to the best storyteller,” written underneath. Plus, the card comes with a matching envelope embellished with blue scrolls in the corner. The only drawback is that there is a lack of space to write a personalized note inside the card.
Mother’s Day Cards – Amazon
You can find a huge selection of Mother’s Day cards on Amazon, but we’re partial to this tongue-in-cheek congratulations card. After all, aren’t you supposed to be the best gift of all?
Tomatoes Mother’s Day Card
It’s adorable, it’s punny and it’s perfect for Mother’s Day. A cute lil tomato is a fun way to show mom how much you care.
Mother Told You To Card
Between the throwback vibes and the told-you-so message, moms will love this clever card. The letterpress card is blank inside so you can make it personal.
Moon Pig Custom Mother’s Day Cards
If you’re looking for affordable custom cards for any occasion, then you can’t go wrong with Moon Pig. This is one of our favorite custom greeting card brands, and they have an awesome selection of Mother’s Day 2020 cards.
I Turned out Awesome Mother’s Day Card
When it comes to showing ma she did a great job, there’s no need to be humble! The festive design let’s her know you’re in on the joke — if you’re kidding, that is.
Sweet Life Mother’s Day Greeting Cards
Mom is certainly your cup of tea! You can customize this card with a photo or message to make it just for your mama.
All Purpose Glue Mother’s Day Card
Mothers tend to be the glue of the family and this charmer gets that point across. She’ll appreciate that you notice everything she does.
Turn to Wine Mother’s Day Card
Mom shouldn’t be without a glass of wine on her special day. This card makes the point with pizzazz in festive gold foil.
Undefeated Mother’s Day Card
Even if she’s nowhere near a boxing ring, mom sure knows how to throw a punch. Treat her like the champ she is with this neon pink letterpress card.
Mama Bear Mother’s Day Card
No matter how old you are, you’ll always be her little cub. She’ll definitely want to display this one in her bear den.
Lovepop Cardinal 3D Pop-Up Mother’s Day Card
Lovepop Cards makes amazing pop-up cards for every occasion. This Mother’s Day, surprise and delight your mum with this beautiful Cardinal 3D card. The pop-up bird adds a fun twist on the classic Mother’s Day card.
Planet’s Coolest Mom Mother’s Day Card
Remind your mom that she really is out of this world! And it doesn’t end there — inside the card reads “I’m so lucky that you are my mom.”