45 Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards That Send the Perfect Message
Funny or sweet, thoughtful or classic, simple or elaborate—we'll help you find the perfect Mother's Day card that your mom will love
Here’s your reminder: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14
There’s the mom that birthed you. But there is also your mother-in-law, your sister who is pregnant and about to become a mom, your grandmothers, adoptive moms, women who were like a mom to you and the mother of your children. Of course, you want to honor them all on Mother’s Day, but between searching for the best gift ideas, selecting a present for Mother’s Day, coming up with fun ideas for Mother’s Day and picking the perfect Mother’s Day card, it can feel like a lot of pressure. Fortunately, we’ve gathered a wide assortment of printable Mother’s Day cards for all the moms in your life—making it easy for you to be a superstar kid. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Find the perfect printable Mother’s Day card.
Step 2: Write a heartfelt, funny, silly or sweet message. Start with our guide for what Mother’s Day greetings to write in a card. Get some inspiration from Mother’s Day quotes, mom quotes and Mother’s Day poems.
To help you find the best card for the mother (or mothers!) in your life, we rounded up the best free printable Mother’s Day cards.
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Love you, mama bear!
“Love you, mama bear!” Got a tough but tender mom? This free printable Mother’s Day card from Greetings Island is perfect for the protective mommy. You can customize and print a 5×7 card or make it into an e-card if you can’t wait to send it. Write one of these funny mom quotes on the inside and you’ll have her laugh-crying.
For the garden guru
Know a mom who’s obsessed with her flower garden? Print out this card from Homemade Gifts Made Easy and watch her smile grow as she sees it in all its beauty. Pair it with a bouquet of these best flowers for Mother’s Day and you’ll hit a home run.
Mom, you’re brie-liant
Who doesn’t love a good cheese pun? Make your mom chuckle by giving her this truly cheesy (in the best way!) printable card from Greetings Island. Mom will love one of these thoughtful gifts in addition to the card.
Mother’s Day bouquet
Keep it simple by printing out this beautifully designed free card by The House That Lars Built, or take it up a notch by decorating it with tissue paper flowers. The 3-D touch will have mom swooning, and who doesn’t love a little craft? We also have the best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts to go along with your card.
The cool mom
“You’re not like a regular mom, you’re a cool mom.” Your mom isn’t like all those other moms, she’s one of the coolest, funniest people you know! Tell her with this funny, simple card from Say Yes. Be sure to include a note with a favorite memory of her being cool (or trying to be). Cool moms will also appreciate these hilarious mom memes.
Having babies, like a boss
“Having babies, like a boss!” Men, having babies is hard work, and your wife is a pro. Let her know how proud of her you are with this hilarious printable card from Say Yes. Add a couple baby handprints from your little one (use non-toxic, washable paint) for maximum “awww” effect. She’ll also love these Mother’s Day gifts from Amazon.
Pop-up flower bouquet
Everyone knows pop-up cards are the best kind of cards, but they can be tricky to DIY. Use this free printable template from A Piece of Rainbow to make a card with a beautiful 3-D pop-up bouquet inside. Don’t worry, the printable includes instructions and all the pieces you need. Here are more DIY Mother’s Day gifts she’s sure to cherish.
Moms are magic
“To a magical mom!” Little girls who love unicorns often have moms who also love unicorns. Share the magic with this customizable card from Greetings Island. It’s also available as an e-card. Play her one of these Mother’s Day songs if you really want to see her tear up.
Sometimes a sweet, heartfelt message is the best way to share your love and admiration for your beloved mom. This printable card from A Night Owl hits that sweet spot with a tender message: “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother.” Give her this card before you park it on the couch for a marathon of mom movies.
Thanks for feeding me
“Thanks for feeding me, mom!” Moms with a sense of humor will love this adorable little pot with a sweet message, from Flipsnack. It shows your love while also acknowledging her cooking skills. After all, moms feed people, it’s what we do! Keep the laughs going with these funny mom jokes.
Mother’s Day pennant
“Out of all the moms in the world, I’m so glad you are mine!” Some cards are just meant to be displayed, like these cute typography cards. Free Pretty Things For You offers the design in multiple sizes and shapes, including gift tags and pennants for hanging decoratively. While you’re thinking about her, this is why you should call your mom more often!
You were totally right
“Mom, turns out you were totally right (about everything!)” Moms wait for the day their children will finally appreciate all the time, energy and wisdom they offered. This free card from The Dating Divas will let your mom know that despite what teenage you said then, you’re grateful for it all now. She’ll also love hearing these beautiful mother-daughter quotes.
My mom is …
This is one you’ll want to keep for years. Have a cute kiddo under 10? They’ll love filling out this survey card about mom, and mom will get a kick out of reading how their child really sees them. Print out this funny questionnaire, color it and use it as a Mother’s Day card, or include it inside another card.
Mom makes the home
“Home is where mom is.” Your mom is the heart and soul of your home. Tell her how much she means to you with this simple yet elegant card from The Cottage Market.
Customize this simple Mother’s Day card from Greetings Island with a heart-framed picture of you and her together. There’s plenty of space to share your own sweet message, and it’s something she’ll treasure for years.
Tell your mom how much you love her with this gorgeous vintage-looking card from She’s Kinda Crafty. The cute bike, the sweetly lettered message and the basket of flowers make it eye-catching. Add in your own vintage memory to make it unforgettable.
Mom is your anchor
“Your love has always been my anchor.” Moms play a lot of roles as their children grow, but one that stays consistent is that she’s always the one that keeps them grounded. This sweet card from Celebrating Everyday Life comes in two color schemes.
Doe and fawn
“Mom, you’re a real dear.” This punny card from Catch My Party will make your mom laugh and “awww” at the same time. There’s nothing like a mom-and-baby animal duo to tug at the heartstrings!
The days are long but the years are short, and moms feel that keenly on Mother’s Day. Print out this sweet card from Catch My Party on thick card stock, then use your little one’s handprints to make the inside extra special. Talk about a great personalized gift!
Stretch marks are a badge of honor
“Sorry I ruined your body!” Moms sacrifice everything for their kids, including their bodies. This printable card from Hey Let’s Make Stuff will have your mom cry-laughing.
It’s the little things
“Thanks for going nine months without wine.” Another funny card from Hey Let’s Make Stuff to recognize what your mother gave up to give you a good life. Deliver this card with a bottle of your mom’s favorite vino (a great gift for wine lovers) and become her favorite child.
Hanging in there
“Thank you for always hanging in there with me.” This cute drawing of a mom and baby sloth hanging out together will remind your mom of all the good times she had snuggling you when you were little. Download the free card from Clean and Scentsible.
Best friends forever
“Thank you for being my best friend.” She may be your mother by birth, but she’s your friend by choice. Tell mom how grateful you are for her friendship and love with this adorable penguin card from Clean and Scentsible.
What I love most about you
“Five things I love about you …” This free printable from Carrie Elle takes printable Mother’s Day cards to the next level. These sweet notes give prompts to fill out your favorite things about mom. Kids can color the designs for extra fun. Print out the tags, assemble them in a booklet and gift them to a mom for a present she won’t forget.
Love in floral
One word for this card: gorgeous! Print out the fabulously floral card from Greetings Island and see how long mom keeps it out on display (we bet it’ll be a while).
“Mom, you are awesome.” This simple message is conveyed beautifully through professional calligraphy done by Saffron Avenue. The printable card leaves plenty of room for you to add your own personal touches.
Things I know
“Things I know about my amazing mom …” Kids love to help, especially when it comes to making their mom feel special. This Mother’s Day card by Kori Clark lets kids share all the things they know—or “know”—about their mom. Expect both sweetness and hilarity.
To my mum
Mum, mother, mom, mama … whatever you call your mom, it’s one of the sweetest words she hears. Share your love with this bold and classic Mom card from Delia Creates. Genes are another way your mom helped you out—check out these things you didn’t know you inherited from your mom.
“My mom is the best”
The card doesn’t lie! Tell your mom how much of a rockstar she is with this beautiful card from Homemade Gifts Made Easy. Get ready for an epic hug after she reads this one.
Moms really are the best
“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom.” Is your mom the best mom out there? Of course she is! Use this Shutterstock card to tell your mama all the reasons you think she’s the best.
Well I turned out great
“You’re a great mom, I turned out awesome!” A little love for her, and a little love for you: This hilarious card from The Craft Patch gives compliments all around. After all, one of the nicest things you can say to a mother is to compliment her children (even if the children are saying it!).
Thanks for all of this
“You always said one day I’ll thank you for all this. That day is here.” Highlight your mom’s generosity and wisdom with this funny printable from The Craft Patch. Your mom will be delighted that not only do you remember everything she’s done for you, but you’re grateful for it too.
“To the world you are a mother, but to us you are the world.” These simple sayings are highlighted by the unusual shape of these square cards, designed by Six Clever Sisters. They are the perfect printable for a sweet Mother’s Day note and for framing later.
And the envelope too
What’s cuter than this adorable floral Mother’s Day card? The little envelope to match! Download the template for both the card and envelope at Pinegate Road.
For multiple mamas
If you’ve got more than one mother you’d like to send a card to, Anders Ruff has you covered with these four cute printable cards, all in one downloadable file. The cheery colors and bright font will have her smiling, and you can personalize each one with a heartfelt message.
Now this card is quirky and prickly in all the best ways. Print this fun card from Greetings Island to give to the cacti-loving matriarch in your life.
Celebrating beautiful you
American Greetings provides a truly beautiful printable Mother’s Day card. The flowers, the colors, the sweet message—what’s not to love?
Dear Mom, I love you
This card from Xerox is so sweet. It will take her back to the days of getting homemade Mother’s Day cards from the kids.
It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s Super Mom!
Mom’s are the biggest superheroes in our lives. Let her know how Marvel-worthy she is with this fun card from Homemade Gifts Made Easy.
All hail the queen!
We all know one mom who carries herself like a true queen, no matter what the situation is. Tell her she royally rocks with this elegant card from American Greetings. Don’t forget to curtsy!
Yellow flowers for mom
Brighten your mom’s day by giving her this lovely card from Xerox. The bright yellow flowers are sure to make her smile!
How sweet! This elephant-themed card from Homemade Gifts Made Easy is perfect for the mom who loves animals.