Please tell me I’m not the only one that is flowing with words of appreciation…until I’ve a pen in my hand and a blank card in front of me? Suddenly the ability to write meaningful Mother’s Day cards messages vanishes.
Of course, you could cheat and buy Mother’s Day cards with poems or nice words included already. (Included above are a few Christian Mother’s Day cards with verses and quotes to consider). But if you want to write something in your own handwriting, here are some ideas to kickstart your imagination and get the pen ink flowing!
Or Mummy, or Mother, or Mami. Whatever you (politely!) call your mother, write it down! Sometimes just having something on the page can inspire the next few words.
If you’re still staring at a nearly-blank page, chewing on your pen, and wondering what to say in a Mother’s Day card, keep reading…
Somewhere in several decades of knowing your mother, there is hopefully a positive memory or two! Even for those of us with a more fraught relationship with our mums, chances are something has stuck with you for a good reason.
Did she stroke your back when you had nightmares, or build sandcastles with you at the beach each summer? Was there a particular meal she'd make that always brings back memories of eating as a family?
Mums come with characteristics as different as the children they raised. If there’s something specific you’ve come to realise is special, tell her!
Whether that’s her patience in dealing with inanimate objects that won’t work (my kids won’t be writing that in my card), or her genuine care in talking to people sitting on their own at a gathering, or even the way she knows what everyone’s favourite dish is and will try and make it when they come home.
My mum and I can be rather alike which makes for an uneasy atmosphere in the kitchen (can I get an Amen?!) – but one thing I’m very grateful for is how she made jam each year and taught me. It’s proved an invaluable skill since and it definitely easier to learn from someone than a book for jam making.
Include something she does and thank her for it, whether it’s her culinary skill she has passed on to you, her mean accounting skills (thank you Mum!), or her ability to start a business from scratch.
The Bible is full of fantastic verses of encouragement (check out our blog post featuring Mother’s Day cards Bible Verses) – if you’re stuck, why not write out the words of a Biblical blessing?
How many of us want to bless our mothers but struggle to be meaningful without saccharinely sentimental? The Bible definitely steers away from that camp.
We love Romans 8:38-39 that says: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” What a great blessing to pray over your mum.
Or, an obvious one perhaps, Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
This Celtic blessing, whilst not directly from the Bible, makes a beautiful message in a card: “You've blessed me with friends and laughter and fun, with rain that's as soft as the light from the sun; you've blessed me with the stars to brighten each night; you've given me help to know wrong from right; you've given me so much, so please Lord give me too, a heart that is always grateful to you.”
Hopefully these have given you some inspiration and help to write your card so you can send a Mother’s day card this year that is thoughtful and full of meaning, even if the blank card originally caused sentiment failure.