By Jiji Lee

A Mother’s Day Letter To Brighten Your Mom’s Day


The best gifts don't have to cost money; they come from the heart.

Are you looking for the best way to honor your mom or mother figure in your life? Try writing a Mother’s Day letter. 

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, many of us are on the hunt for the perfect gift for our mom. After all, our moms have been by our side since day one—sacrificing so much for us, guiding us through the years—how can we possibly find the perfect gift? 

Moms do so much for us yet rarely do they take any of the credit. So why not use this time to write a heartfelt letter on Mother’s Day and express just how much she means to you?

In today’s digital world, when messages are rapidly fired over email and text, and sentiments are expressed via emoji, a handwritten letter or card is rare. That’s why a handwritten letter on Mother’s Day is such a thoughtful gesture.

It takes time and effort to sit down and compose a heartfelt message. You’re going that extra mile to make your recipient feel so special. Not only will they be so delighted to find a beautiful card in the mail, but they’ll be so touched that you went out of your way to send it. 

Keep reading below for ideas on how to write a sincere thank you letter on Mother’s Day and honor the moms and mother figures in our lives. 

Who can you send a Mother's Day letter?

Mother’s Day isn’t just reserved for biological moms. It’s a day to celebrate all types of moms and mother figures. Here are just some of the individuals that we can honor on this day. 

Maternal figure. Maybe it’s an aunt, stepmom, grandmother, foster mom, or a beloved person who has served as a maternal figure in your life. You will definitely make their day with a thank you letter written from the heart.

Mother-in-law or sister-in-law. Your in-laws would be so touched to receive a handwritten thank you card. You can use this as an opportunity to write about how much her relationship has meant to you and how grateful you are to have her in your life. 

New mom. New moms are entering an exciting (and intense!) chapter in their lives. Whether it’s a close friend or a coworker or neighbor, you can send your encouragement and let the new moms in your life know that you are here for them.

How to write a Mother’s Day letter

First and foremost, anything you write will be well-received. Don’t feel pressured to write a Pulitzer worthy composition. Writing from the heart is enough. 

Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day messages. Hopefully this will make the letter writing process that much easier, so that you can spend more time honoring the person you love.

Write what you are thankful for

This one sounds obvious but being specific about what you are thankful for will make the card resonate even more. Take the time to think about what specific things you are thankful for. 

Some ideas include:

  • Thanking your mom for always being there for you
  • Thanking your mom for believing in you
  • Thanking your mom for being a good grandmother to your kids
  • Thanking your mom for making you laugh

Include specific examples

A specific example always makes the sentiment feel that much more meaningful. So if you’re thanking your mom for always being there for you, you might want to include some examples that showcase that trait. Maybe she attended all of your school recitals or helped out with homework growing up. Or maybe you appreciate that she picks up the phone every time you call.

Don’t worry if the example seems small or mundane. Your mom will be touched that you recognized her love in those moments. 

Share a fun anecdote

Not all Mother’s Day cards need to be poignant and deep. You can keep it lighthearted and share a fun, memorable anecdote. It’ll be a nice chance to relive that fun experience and bring a smile to your mom’s face.

Offer encouragement

A note of encouragement is always welcomed, especially if your Mother’s Day letter is for a new mom or mom-to-be. Let her know how much she is loved and that she is doing a great job as a mom. You can even include your favorite mantra or inspirational quote to help brighten her day.

Make a list of everything you love about her

If you’re having trouble coming up with the right words, try writing a list. It takes the pressure out of writing the perfect letter and it’s always fun for the recipient to see their strengths and best traits displayed one by one. 

You can be as specific or earnest or silly as you like. Maybe you love the way she makes pancakes or gave you the worst haircuts growing up or shows grace under pressure. Whatever you write down will make your mom feel so touched and honored.

You can check out more tips on how to write the perfect thank you card here

The best Mother’s Day cards

Make your Mother’s Day letter even more special by presenting it in a beautifully decorated card. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite cards to show just how much you care.

  • With Love Floral Card Set. With its beautiful floral design, the “With Love” card set is a sophisticated way to show thanks to your mom. It comes in a 6-pack so you can send these cards to all the mother figures in your life.
  • Gold Foil Bee Card. The gold honey bee design is guaranteed to bring lots of sweetness to your mom’s day.  
  • Scratch Off Pink Gold Heart. Who doesn’t love an interactive card? This card has a gold heart sticker that your recipient can scratch off to find your secret message. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day card for the mom who’s always up for a laugh and a good time. 
  • Confettigram. Send a little party in the mail with this festive confetti card. It would be a fun way to celebrate a new mom or mom-to-be. 
  • Deco Wreath Thank You Card. With its scalloped edge, creamy cardstock paper, and stunning deco design, this card would light up your mom on Mother’s Day and any day of the year. 
For more Mother’s Day gift ideas, you can check out our guide here.