When it comes to thanking your mum for all she’s done for you, it’s not always easy to put your gratitude into words. How could you possibly encapsulate everything she’s done for you in just one gift card message? To help you out, we’ve created a handy guide to help you craft the perfect handwritten message to your mum this Mother’s Day.
Quote a poem
For as long as there have been mothers and mother figures, there have been grateful children attempting to tell their mums how much they love them. If you’re at a loss for your own words, try borrowing someone else’s by quoting a poem. One of our favourites is Mother by Lola Ridge: ‘Your love was like moonlight, turning harsh things to beauty… You are less an image in my mind than a luster'. This poem perfectly sums up how all-consuming a mother’s love is.
"I know, however hard I will try, I won't be able to find words, to express my love for you, Your love is incomparable, unparallel, Your Love is so pure a feeling, I cannot find express it on words, I love you Mom,And, I love God, Because, he made you for me!!"
"Mother" is such a simple word, But to me there’s meaning seldom heard. For everything I am today, My mother’s love showed me the way."
To show your mum what she means to you, remind her of specific instances of things you’re grateful for. Did she once sit by your bedside all night while you were sick? Did she used to make you lunch every day before school? Does she cook a meal you particularly love? Knowing what mums are like, there are probably hundreds of things you can think of that you’re grateful for. Reminding her of a few of these will show her that you notice all the little things she does for you.
"Listener. Chef. Uncompensated life coach. You can be described in a variety of ways. But I'm overjoyed to be able to call you my best friend."
"Thank you for always being here with perfect fix for my problems, big and small."
We all know that mothers never get enough praise for the jobs they do, even though they are usually our biggest supporters in all we do. Turn the tables and pay her some compliments this Mother’s Day – tell her you love her style, you’re inspired by her passion for causes she cares about, or you always look forward to seeing her beautiful smile.
"Your love protects me day after day, so I’m fearless, safe and sound. I feel that I can do anything whenever you’re around."
"Mom, I wish I had words to tell how much you mean to me. I am the person I am today, because you let me be."
Test out some comedic material
Who says Mother’s Day messages have to be sappy and emotional? Make your mum laugh by cracking a joke or two in your message to her. Joke about being the favourite child or make a wisecrack about how difficult it must have been to raise you. Making your mum laugh might be the best present you could give her this Mother’s Day – though, if we were you, we’d also throw in a bunch of flowers for good measure.
“Mom, thanks for teaching me to be LOGICAL: ‘Because I said so, that’s why!’, IRONIC: ‘Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about!’, and WISE: ‘ When you get to my age, you’ll understand.’ Happy Mother’s Day!”
“Thank you for not putting me up for adoption. I’m sure there were times when it seemed appealing! Happy Mother’s Day!”We’re here to help you brighten up your mum’s day with beautiful gift cards and stunning bouquets. Take advantage of our safe, same-day flower delivery service across Melbourne so you’re prepared for Mother’s Day this May 8th.