Mother’s Day is that special time of year when we tell our moms and mother figures just how much we love and appreciate them. And whether you do that with breakfast in bed, a yummy brunch, or a spa day, it’s always the thought that counts. But there’s one thing that may seem small but can mean a lot to moms – cards. Chances are you started making them for her back in preschool, and you’ve continued the tradition of paper and envelope gift-giving ever since.
But finding the perfect card can be difficult, especially if you wait too long to get one. The store shelves are picked over, and the few that are left just don’t capture all that you want to say. So this year, on May 14, opt for a printable Mother’s Day card. All you have to do is print, cut, fold, and write a heartfelt Mother's Day message thanking mom for all she’s done for you — no trip to the drugstore required! We’ve picked out dozens of our favorite printable Mother’s Day cards, and there’s something every type of mama out there, whether she likes classic prints, floral patterns, or funny puns.
Mommin' Ain't Easy
Let mom know that you understand (or at least try to understand) the struggles of motherhood with this tongue-in-cheek Mother's Day card.
Get the Mommin' Ain't Easy printable at Greetings Island.
Mother's Day Word Search.
Protector, provider, hero. Yep, that's mom, alright. Let mom find all the things that make her special in this printable word search card.
Get the Mother's Day Word Search printable from Made with Happy.
Letter to Mom
Kids will get a kick out of filling in the blanks on this adorable Mother's Day printable that doubles as a coloring page. Adults can help younger children with the prompts.
Get the Letter to Mom printable.
My Mom Is...
This card is the perfect canvas to let little ones artistically express their love for mom. Go crazy with those crayons, and maybe even add a bit of glitter.
Get the My Mom Is... printable at Buggy and Buddy.
Home Is Where Mom Is
Mothers have such a special way of making anything feel homey, and this card will remind your mom of this gift of hers.
Get the Home Is Where Mom Is printable at the Cottage Market.
Mother's Day Coloring Card
This card can be printed as is, or you can print it without the colors so kids can decorate it themselves.
Get the Mother's Day Coloring Card printable at Sarah Renae Clark.
Thank You for Always Hanging in There
For the Mom who's been with you through everything, this sweet sloth card hits all the right notes.
Get the Thank You for Always Hanging in There printable at Clean & Scentsible.
Wish You Were Here
This cute watercolor flower design is perfect for the holiday, and Mom will love knowing that you'll always feel at home with her.
Get the Home Is Where Your Mom Is printable at Lolly Jane.
Life Is a Beautiful Ride
Nothing says springtime like flowers in a bike basket, and you can bring that breath of fresh air inside with this cute card.
Get the Life Is a Beautiful Ride printable at She's Kinda Crafty.
This brightly patterned card is sure to stand out among the many your mom will receive this Mother's Day (and there are several more color and design options available, too!).
Get the Patterned printable at Alice and Lois.
When you print this out, it will look like you took the time to watercolor the card yourself — plus, the pastel color scheme goes so well with the season.
Get the Pastel Watercolor printable at Print Pretty Cards.
Corinne Sullivan is an Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers a variety of beats, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. She can tell you everything you need to know about the love lives of A-listers, the coziest bedsheets, and the sex toys actually worth your $$$. She is also the author of the 2018 novel Indecent. Follow her on Instagram for cute pics of her pup and bébé.
Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based freelancer with over 15 years of experience writing for online publications. Her work can be seen in Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day, where she covers everything from gift guides to personal essays. She holds a B.A. in English from Chapman University and is working toward her Early Childhood Education teaching credentials.
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