Happy Mother’s Day wishes

Discover heartfelt messages and unique Mother's Day card ideas to celebrate your mom in a special way this year.
A mother and a grandmother looking affectionately at each other

Why we Celebrate Mother’s in May

Every second Sunday of May, the United States and many other countries around the world, transforms into a landscape painted with flowers, cards, and warm embraces, all in celebration of Mother's Day. But why do we set aside this particular day to honor mothers, and how did this tradition come to be?

Mother's Day, as celebrated in the United States, holds deep roots in the early 20th century when Anna Jarvis, a woman from West Virginia, advocated to establish a day to honor mothers and the sacrifices they make for their children.

In 1908, Anna Jarvis held a memorial service to honor her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and later organized Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna’s efforts were rewarded in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. 

Three Unique Ways to Celebrate Mom

  • A Virtual Cooking Class with Mom:

In the age of technology, distance doesn't have to be a barrier to spending quality time with your mom. Consider signing up for a virtual cooking class together. Choose a cuisine you both love or opt for something new and adventurous. Spend the day cooking up a storm while exchanging stories and bonding over delicious food. Not only will you learn new culinary skills, but you'll also create lasting memories with your mom, even if you're miles apart. Make a personalized Mother’s Day ecard to send virtually, inviting her to the celebration.

  • Create a Memory Scrapbook:

Take a trip down memory lane by creating a memory scrapbook filled with photos, mementos, and heartfelt messages. Gather old photographs, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia that hold special significance to you and your mom. Spend the day reminiscing about cherished memories as you compile them into a beautiful scrapbook. Get creative with embellishments, stickers, and handwritten notes to make each page unique. Present the finished scrapbook to your mom as a heartfelt keepsake that she can treasure for years to come.

  • Plant a Mother-Daughter Garden:

Celebrate Mother's Day by nurturing new life together with a mother-daughter garden. Head to a local nursery and pick out an assortment of flowers, herbs, or vegetables to plant together. Spend the day digging in the dirt, planting seeds, and tending to your garden with love and care. Not only will you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening, but you'll also have a beautiful reminder of your bond that will continue to bloom and grow throughout the seasons.

These unique Mother's Day celebrations offer meaningful ways to connect with your mom and create lasting memories that you'll both cherish for years to come. Whether you're near or far, these activities provide the perfect opportunity to show your mom just how much she means to you.


Five Things to Write For Mom

For the perfect Mother's Day ecard, consider the range of options available, from elegant floral designs to humorous cartoons or heartfelt handmade creations. Choose a card that reflects your mom's personality and interests, whether she prefers classic sophistication or playful charm. Consider the message inside the card as well; opt for heartfelt sentiments that resonate with your relationship with your mom. Personalize the card with handwritten notes or additional touches, such as photos or pressed flowers, to make it truly special. Ultimately, the right card is one that speaks to your mom's heart and makes her feel loved and appreciated on her special day. Here are five suggestions to begin:

"Thank You for Always Being My Rock":

  • Express gratitude for your mom's unwavering support and guidance throughout the years. Let her know how much her strength and love have meant to you, and how you are grateful to have her as a steady presence in your life.

"You Are My Greatest Inspiration":

  • Share with your mom how much she inspires you with her resilience, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Let her know that you look up to her and strive to embody the same qualities that make her the incredible person she is.

"I Cherish Our Special Memories Together":

  • Reflect on cherished memories you've shared with your mom and express how much those moments mean to you. Whether it's laughter-filled family vacations or quiet moments of shared understanding, let her know that you treasure each and every memory you've made together.

"Your Love Has Shaped Who I Am Today":

  • Acknowledge the profound impact your mom has had on your life and express gratitude for the person you have become because of her love and guidance. Let her know that her influence has shaped you in ways that you are eternally grateful for.

"I Love You More Than Words Can Express":

  • Sometimes, simple words are the most powerful. End your card with a heartfelt declaration of love, letting your mom know just how much she is cherished and adored. Remind her that your love for her knows no bounds and that she will always hold a special place in your heart.

These messages capture the essence of Mother's Day, allowing you to express your love, gratitude, and appreciation for the incredible woman who holds a special place in your life.


When to Send Ecards for Mother’s Day

As Mother's Day approaches, take the opportunity to express your love and appreciation in a heartfelt card. Send your card to arrive first thing on Mother’s Day, that way Mom is sure to see it before her day begins. Whether through meaningful messages or creative card designs, make this Mother's Day one to remember by celebrating the extraordinary woman who has shaped your life.