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What To Write in a Mother’s Day Card (Plus 13 Sweet Messages for Mom)

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Are you looking for heartfelt messages for Mother's Day? Look no more—we have 13 sweet, ready-to-use messages that fit any situation (plus tips on how to write your own message).

Happy Mothers Day message: How to write one and ready-to-use templates.
We’ll teach you how to write a heartfelt Mother’s Day message.
How To Write a Mother’s Day Message

All you have to do to write a heartfelt Mother’s Day message is:

  1. Choose a greeting
  2. Show gratitude
  3. Share memories
  4. Be specific
  5. End with a thoughtful message

Writing a Mother’s Day Message

You’re here because Mother’s Day is around the corner, and you want to learn how to write a heartfelt message for the moms in your life.

Perhaps the situation is dire, and you’re here because it’s already Mother’s Day and you forgot to get cards for the moms in your life.

Or maybe, you want to write a sweet message for your mom on a random day and need some inspiration.

In any case, we’re here to help.

We’ll give you tips to help you write a touching Mother’s Day message. Plus, we’re going to make it even easier by providing 15 ready-to-use templates that you can use for your mom, wife, sister, grandmother, or any other motherly figure in your life.

Let’s begin!

How To Write a Sweet Mother’s Day Message

Writing a Mother’s Day message is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. Choose a greeting

You can go with the standard Dear Mom, or you can switch it up and write something like:

To the queen of our household,
To the CEO of our family,
To the best mom in the galaxy,

You know your mom best. Have fun with it!

2. Show gratitude

Moms work hard, and often their hard work goes unnoticed. After you choose a greeting, write a sentence or two that expresses how grateful you are to her.

3. Share memories

Is there a memory that stands out to you the most when you’re thinking about your mom? Share it with her and explain why it’s so special to you.

4. Be specific

Moms are special; we know. But what is it about your mom that makes her even more special to you? Is it the way she always listens? Or that she always knows how to cheer you up? Let her know what you love about her.

5. End with a thoughtful message

By now, mom should have a few tears in her eyes, so it’s time to wrap it up. End it with one last thoughtful message, and close with love, lots of love, or something funny like your favorite.

If you follow these steps, the message to your mom should look something like this:

To the queen of the household,
I can’t thank you enough for all the love, support, and guidance you have given me throughout my life. I know I don’t say it enough, but I’m lucky to have you as a mom. Remember all those frantic trips we used to take to little league practice? Those are my favorite memories. Your compassion and commitment are the reasons I am who I am.

Where would I be without you?

Your favorite son,
Is “Mom” Capitalized?

Whether mom gets capitalized depends on its part of speech in a sentence. When used as a proper noun, name, or title, always capitalize mom.

  • You’ve helped me so much, Mom.

However, when mom is used as a common noun, it is not capitalized.

  • My mom is the most helpful person I know.

Thirteen Happy Mother’s Day Messages

If you’re short on time or simply can’t seem to find the right words, try using any of the templates below. All you have to do is fill in the [bracketed text]. Please be aware that there are many templates to choose from, depending on whom the message is for.

A message for Mother's Day
Remember: “Mother’s Day” is capitalized because it’s a holiday and therefore a proper noun.

Mother’s Day Message for Mom


Dear Mom,
I would be lost without your love. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for always being my guiding light. Life is easier for me because of what you’ve taught me.

I love you more than you’ll ever know!

Lots of love,
[Your name]


To the mom that makes the tastiest [steak] ever,
Yes, the delicious food you cooked when I was a kid nurtured my body, but it was your love that nurtured my soul.

For that, I’m forever grateful.

Love you always,
[Your name]


I’m [caring], as you are. I’m [compassionate], as you are. I’m [good-looking], as you are. Apparently, I’m also funny, as you are! What I’m trying to say, Mom, is that I am who I am because of you.

Thanks for showing me the way,
[Your name]  


To my mighty mom,
You always made it look easy, even though sometimes it was difficult. You exemplify grace, strength, and compassion. You have always been and will always be my role model.

The world would be a better place if more people were like you.

Love you infinitely,
[Your name]


To the most patient and supportive woman I know,
Thank you for always having my back no matter what. You endured my messes, my tantrums, and even my questionable fashion choices. You deserve a trophy and so much more!

Your favorite [daughter/son],
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Wife


To my dearest wife,
For a long time, [the day we got married] was my favorite day ever. But then [name] was born, and now every day that I get to witness you being an outstanding mom is my favorite.

I’m always in awe of you,
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Grandma


Of course my mom is wonderful! Look who raised her.

Grandma, I’m grateful for everything you have done for me, and all that you have taught me. Our family is beyond lucky to have you in our lives.

But I’m the luckiest, considering that I’m your favorite [granddaughter/grandson/grandchild].

Don’t worry; I won’t tell anyone.
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Daughter


Dear [name],
I didn’t think I could love you anymore, but then I watched you become a mom. I’m so proud of the woman you have become.

My love for you overflows,
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Mother-in-Law


Dear [name],
The [girl/boy] you raised, turned into a wonderful [woman/man], who is now a remarkable [wife/husband]. I have a lot to thank you for.

Forever grateful,
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Sister


Dear [name],
Who would’ve thought that my [annoying], [trouble-making], [crazy], sister would turn into a loving, caring, and compassionate mom? Not me!

Thanks for proving me wrong, and for giving me the coolest [niece/nephew] ever.

[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Aunt


Dear [name],
I feel like the luckiest person in the world because I basically have two moms! Thanks for saying yes when my mom always said no.

I’m grateful for your unconditional love and support.

With lots of love,
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Friend


Dear [name],
Can you guess what’s my favorite part about our friendship? It’s not [our crazy, late-night trips], nor our [relaxing but wild days at the beach]. Nope. My favorite part about our friendship is watching you be a mom. You’re doing such a good job.

Thanks for taking me along for the ride,
[Your name]

Mother’s Day Message for Estranged Mom


Dear Mom,
Our relationship may not be picture-perfect, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy Mother’s Day. I appreciate who you are and the sacrifices you made for me along the way.

Always remember that you are loved.

No matter what,
[Your name]

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