20 Mother's Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Your Feelings
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There are hundreds of online retailers with greetings that are far superior to what you'll find in your local store. And if sappy isn't your style, you're in luck. Yes, you can find sweet, sentimental cards online. But you can also find silly and honest cards that will really catch her attention. There are so many to choose from, you'll never be able to pick just one, which is why our editors have done the hard work for you. We browsed and scrolled until we were confident we'd found the best cards out there. Buy a few now—and save the rest for next year or even her birthday.
Favorite Parent Mother’s Day Card
This cheeky card only pretends to play favorites. At first glance Mom might think you’ve finally decided to come clean—to admit that she’s the winning parent. But upon closer glance, the card really keeps things fair—she’s one of your favorite parents.
To buy: $5.50, papersource.com.
Freddie Mercury Mother's Day Card
Whether you say it or sing your love for her out loud, this Freddie Mercury-inspired Mother's Day card is fit for, well, a queen.
To buy: $4; etsy.com.
Turn to Wine Mother's Day Card
Help her wine down by gifting this cheeky card alongside a bottle of her go-to vino.
To buy: $5.50; papersource.com.
Great Job Mother's Day Card
Make her laugh with a card that let's her know she truly is the backbone of your household.
To buy: $5; paperrebel.com.
High Five Mom Card
Why not use Mother’s Day as a sly way to compliment yourself too? This silly card gives mom credit for raising such a talented child (that’s you!). The card is blank inside you can write something a little more sentimental for her to read once she’s got the joke.
To buy: $4, francescas.com.
Mama Bear Mother's Day Card
Gift your mama with a bear hug from afar and this adorable card option from Paper Source.
To buy: $4; papersource.com.
Best Everything Mother's Day Card
Whether she's a top-notch wife, mom, human or all of the above, this option will let her know how much she's appreciated.
To buy: $6 paperrebel.com.
Mom vs. Dad Mother’s Day Card
If your mom seems to have the answer to everything (from the basic—what time is dinner?—to the more existential—how do I handle this delicate etiquette dilemma?), get her a card that really tells it like it is. This greeting makes it clear that your thankful for her… and her wealth of knowledge.
To buy: $4, papersource.com.
You Taught Me How Mother's Day Card
Printed on letterpress from a hand-carved wood block, this sentimental card sums up your admiration for your parent in just four words.
To buy: $5; heartell-press.myshopify.com.
I Got It From My Mama Card
Give her the ultimate compliment by letting mom know that you attribute everything from your good looks to your killer personality to her. This colorful card may be simple, but the message is powerful—you’re glad that you ended up just like her.
To buy: $5, francescas.com.
Half the Woman You Are
Give mom the ultimate compliment: You want to be just like her—but probably won’t achieve that lofty goal. On the inside, the card reads “that would mean a whole lot.” And you have the option of adding this quote from Philippians 1:3 on the back: “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Made with recycled paper, the card is printed on heavy stock.
To buy: $4, redletterpaperco.etsy.com.
Mom I Love You Loads Card
There’s no denying how much you love your mom—and you’re pretty sure she knows it. But there’s no harm in telling her over and over again. This comical card plays with language to pairs the sweet sentiment with a motherly request for help with your laundry.
To buy: $4, strangebirdsdesigns.etsy.com.
Speed Dial Mother's Day Card
Show your number one confidant just how much you love your long-distance phone calls with this sentimental card. The inside is blank, meaning there's more room to tell her how much she means to you.
To buy: $6; papyrusonline.com.
I Love You More Than Wine Card
Mom knows how much you love her, but she also knows how much you love a glass of wine every once in a while. Adult children can surprise their moms with this card that makes it clear—your vino is important, but not quite as important as she is.
To buy: $6, ticktockpress.etsy.com.
Not Technically Mom
Perfect for a variety of influential women (a stepmom, mentor, aunt, and more) this card will let that special lady in your life know what a, well, maternal influence she’s had—and that we sometimes find honorary parents even outside the biological family. The colorful card is paired with a tan paper envelope.
To buy: $5, papersource.com.
Your Favorite Child
When it comes to her children, Mom’s not supposed to play favorites, of course, but you can still pretend you’re Number One (think Marcia, not Jan!) with this whimsically entitled sentiment. Printed on recycled paper, the card is hand-drawn and blank inside, so you can consider using it to apologize to your siblings!
To buy: $4.50, pinwheelprintshop.etsy.com.
Unconditional Love Mother's Day Card
Dozens of adorable red hearts cover this card, which expresses your admiration for her unrelenting love.
To buy: $6; papyrusonline.com.
What’s for Dinner?
This card is both hilarious and, well, accurate. Though it may hit a bit too close to home (literally), it’ll make mom feel like she’s both needed and appreciated. If you really can’t cook, consider treating her to dinner on her special day—even if it’s just her favorite takeout. (As long as you clean up!)
To buy: $5, carolyndraws.etsy.com.
You Make Spit Up Look Sexy
Give your favorite baby-beleaguered new mom a much-needed laugh (and maybe even a confidence boost) with this irreverent (and, uh, graphic) handmade card. She’ll love knowing that—even sleep-deprived, and covered in infant upchuck—she still looks great. This card comes with a tan paper envelope (but no bib, alas).
To buy: $5, julieannart.etsy.com.
The Best Mother-in-Law
Mothers-in-law have been the butt of more punch lines than Rodney Dangerfield or Henny Youngman could count. But let your partner’s mom in on the joke—and show her some love in the process—with this snarky and sweet card. She’ll appreciate you thought of her, too—all kidding aside.
To buy: From $3.50, studiofusco.etsy.com.