What to write in a Mother’s Day card

What’s the perfect message to write in a Mother’s Day card? Do you go all mushy and sentimental, or do you opt for the light-hearted humorous approach?

Stationer extraordinaire, Kirstin Crothers from Cards and Gift Wrap advises “to avoid the mawkish cards. It’s too easy to dribble into the ridiculous with a gushy sentimental card – then you look insincere. There’s nothing wrong with a simple “Happy Mother’s Day”. But my personal favourite is “Clearly, you are the most perfect Mum ever! How else could I have turned out so wonderful? Happy Mother’s Day, Mum.”

Kirstin has shared some of her other favourite Mother’s Day messages below, which will hopefully give you some inspiration this Mother’s Day…

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
– Tenneva Jorda

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.
– Peter De Vries

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.
– Lisa Alther

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
– Phyllis Diller

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
– Aristotle

Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
– Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You’re my mother, I would have no other!
– Forest Houtenschil

Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.
– Lionel Kauffman

It is never easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
– Sam Levenson

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
– Marilyn Penland

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
– Red Buttons

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
– William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949

 “If evolution really works, how come Mothers only have two hands?”
-Milton Berle

“When I was a boy, my mother wore a mood ring. When she was in a good mood it turned blue. In a bad mood, it left a big red mark on my forehead.”
-Jeff Shaw

“Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.”
-Dave Barry

 If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says ‘keep away from children’
-Susan Savannah


Kirstin Crothers from Cards and Gift Wrap


About: Kirstin Crothers is a mother of three living in Sydney. In her alleged ‘spare time’ she runs a business selling gorgeous stationery. Check out Kirsten’s beautiful range here.
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