What to Write in a Birthday Card for Mom
Moms are special people. Writing a birthday card message for your mom can be daunting because it’s so difficult to express the feelings of gratitude you have for the amazing impact that her life has made on yours.
Celebrate your mother’s life with an awesome message of admiration, gratitude, respect, and adoration. If you have a close and casual relationship, you might want to write something funny in her card. Here are a bunch of examples of sincere, meaningful, funny, and inspirational things to write to your mom on her birthday. Mix these words with your own to create the perfect birthday card message.
Funny Birthday Messages for Mom
I won’t suggest that all people write a funny message to their mothers for their birthdays, but if you have a mom who appreciates humor, go for it. Here are a few ideas of themes to get you started:
- I knew exactly what you wanted for your birthday this year. Me… out of the house for a day. Happy birthday, Mom!
- It’s amazing how good you look for your age, considering all the grief I gave you when I was younger.
- Remember how I used to give you really funny looking homemade birthday cards? Oh yeah… I still do. (You have to have a sloppy looking homemade card for this to work.)
Quotes and Sayings About Mothers
Use these quotes for inspiration:
- “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ―Jodi Picoult
- “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” —Milton Berle
- “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ―Abraham Lincoln
- “One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands—bare hands—and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands—a kind of mad courage.” —Robert Fulghum
- “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom
- “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” —Erich Fromm
- “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ―Jewish Proverb
- “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington
- “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou
- “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes
- “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” ―Kristin Hannah
- “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ―Washington Irving
- “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
- “A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” —Peter De Vries
- “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman
- “A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review.” —Robert Brault
- “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 Jordan
- “If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” —Robert Brault
- “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Author Unknown
- “Mom: the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.” —Robert Brault
Birthday Messages for Mothers from Young Children
If you are a little kid or a dad trying to figure out how to help a little kid, these should give you an idea of what to write. In this case, simple is better (and remember, moms love drawings!).
- For your birthday, I want to give you extra hugs and kisses.
- You are the best mommy in the world.
- Mommy, you make me happy. I hope you have the best birthday ever!
- Daddy and I want to wish you a happy birthday!
Christian Birthday Card Messages for Mom
If your mom is a Christian with a strong faith, the most meaningful thing you can write may be a religious message. Don’t forget that Bible verses can go well with your message. Choose one that is encouraging, and write the entire verse in the card. Here are a few examples of religious birthday wishes for mothers:
- May the Lord bless you and keep you another year!
- I thank God not just today, but many days for the blessing you have been in my life. Today I get to officially celebrate what I know in my heart every day.
- It’s amazing all the good that God can do through a single life like yours. Happy birthday to an amazing woman and mother!
- Happy birthday to the only person besides Jesus who can love me unconditionally.