Happy Mother's Day Messages & Greetings for 2023
Last updated: October 4, 2022
Our Happy Mother's Day messages and greetings will help you find the perfect words to thank your mom for all she's done for you and wish her a wonderful day! Writing a card message, Facebook post, or SMS to your mom? Here you'll find plenty of wishes you can use to truly celebrate your mother and thank her for supporting you in life.
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Short & Sweet Happy Mother's Day Messages
Not sure what to write in a Mother's Day card to your mom? Don't panic! These short Mother's Day greetings are a great way to tell your mom you're grateful for all she's done for you and wish her a wonderful day!
Happy Mother's Day Mom! Thank you for looking after us so well, I know it's not always easy! I love you!
Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your love, your care, and your cooking. Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to the best mom ever. I love you to the moon and back again!
Mom... You're the best! Thanks for all you do. Happy Mother's Day!
To the most amazing mom in the entire universe... you! Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for being so awesome!
Happy Mother's Day to the greatest mom! We don't say it enough, but we really appreciate all that you do for us every day. You are truly the glue that holds our family together!
Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!
May your Mother's Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood.
May all the love you gave to us come back to you a hundredfold on this special day!
Wishing you all the love and happiness you so richly deserve. I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day!
To the best mom in the world, Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for being the chief cook, counselor, taxi driver, cheerleader, and best all-around mom in the world.
Because of you, I am me. Happy Mother's Day!
Wishing you a fabulous Mother's Day! You're the best mom I could have asked for.
Wishing you a very special Mother's Day. Thank you for always being there for me!
Happy Mother's Day to the best mom in the world! I love you!
Happy Mother's Day to you Mom, and thank you for everything you do for our family. We'd be so lost without you. You're the best!
Happy Mother's Day to one *super* mommy - we are so lucky to have you! Thanks for all you do!
Happy Mother's Day Mom! I feel so blessed to have you as my mom. Thanks for always believing in me and doing so much for me. I love you!
Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing mommy. Thanks for all the diaper changes, meal times (even when I throw my food on the floor), and endless outfit changes. You really are amazing!
Mommy, thank you for looking after us so well and making every day so much fun. Have a very happy Mother's Day!
We love you Mom! Thanks for all you do for our family. We hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.
We hope you have an amazing Mother's Day, Mom, and that you feel truly appreciated on your special day.
Have a great Mother's Day Mom! Thanks for being such a super mom, you really keep our family together. We love you!
To the best mom in the world, happy Mother's Day. Have a great day!
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you! Happy Mother's Day to the sweetest mother in the world, we love you!
Happy Mother's Day to the best mom in the universe!
Happy Mother's Day to my mom, the most selfless, loving, and compassionate person I know. Thanks for everything you've done for me!
Mom, thank you for everything. You've taught me to be a good person with values and morals. I love you so much!
Today and every day, you are our true north. We love you so very much. Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to the sweetest, kindest, most loving mom in the world. We love you so much!
To my mom, Thank you for always believing in me. I love you.
Funny Happy Mother's Day Messages
These funny Mother's Day greetings are for moms who don't take themselves too seriously! They work well as a Mother's Day message or send your mom a quick SMS to let her know you're thinking of her.
You raised a legend. Mom, you must be so proud. Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to the best Mom I've ever had!
It's not an easy job being a mom. If it was, Dad would do it.
I really love you Mom, but I'll still never accept your friend request. I don't need Facebook to say "Happy Mother's Day" anyway!
You did a grape job raisin me. Enjoy your wine-time today! Happy Mother's Day.
Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day, Mom. (and apologies for my behavior when I was aged between 13 and 21!).
To my dear Mom on Mother's Day, I love you. I especially like your super long voicemails and texts that don't make sense.
(A clean) home is where your mom is
You're not bossy, you are "aggressively helpful". I love you though! Happy Mothers Day!
Which magic three words solve all dad's problems? "Ask your mother". He promises not to say that on Mother's Day - enjoy your break!
I'm so lucky to have you as my mother... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Mother's Day!
Only a mother as perfect as you... could have a (daughter/son) as perfect as me. Happy Mother's Day!
Mom, I got all my best qualities from you. Aren't we lucky that you had enough for both of us?
Happy Mother's Day to a woman who deserves a medal... for putting up with me all these years!
Mom, I know it's hard for you on Mother's Day... to hide the fact that I'm your *favorite* child. Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day Mom! Love, your *favorite* child.
Mom, thank you so much for everything you've done for me. Don't worry about [brother's name], I know he isn't your fault, he must be adopted.
Thanks for letting me be a parasite in your body for 9 months... followed by another 18 years as a parasite outside your body.
Don't you think it's funny that you're still my mother? You deserve to have been promoted by now!
You're a very special mom so I'd like to give you a very special gift. You can have either a hug or a million dollars, whichever you prefer.
Do I know you well, or what!?
Mother (n). One person who does the work of twenty. For free. See also: Saint, Wonder Woman.
For Mother-In-Law | Happy Mother's Day Messages
In this section, you'll find ideas for what to write to your mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Whether you're super close or not, it's an excellent opportunity to reach out and thank her for the role she's played in your and your partner's life, and simply wish her a great day.
Happy Mother's Day to the sweetest mother-in-law in the universe! I'm so lucky that when I married your (daughter/son) I got you as another Mom! Have a great day today, you deserve it!
Happy Mother's Day to the best mother-in-law! We are so grateful for all that you do for our little family and so blessed to have you in our lives. Have a great day today!
I am so lucky and blessed to have you as a mother-in-law. Thank you for your support, your smiles, and all the love you bring to our family. I appreciate how wonderful you are with my children - thank you!
I didn't think of you as a mom at first, but it turns out that I couldn't have asked for a better one. Happy Mother's Day!
You always put others first, and today we'll take the reigns! Looking forward to spoiling you today as you spoil us throughout the year. You're a super mother-in-law, and I'm so blessed to have you in my life.
Happy Mother's Day to my second mom. Thank you for everything you do for our family and for being such a fun and caring grandma to the kids. We see and appreciate all that you do, and we love you!
Happy Mother's Day to my amazing mother-in-law. You're a real treasure! Thanks for everything you do for our children, and thanks for being such a great support to me and our family.
To the rest of the world you may be a mere mother-in-law, but deep down in my heart you are a rock of support during all the troubles of life. I am so grateful for you and the support you give to me. I hope you have a wonderful day today and know how much you are loved!
When I married your son/daughter, I never knew that it would start an amazing relationship with an incredible woman like you. Thanks for being there for our family, we love you very much!
Sending lots of love to you and we hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Mother's Day!
For Grandma | Happy Mother's Day Messages
Wish your grandmother a very happy Mother's Day with one of these messages written specifically for the matriarchs of the family. She's sure to appreciate that you've thought about her and recognized the role she plays in your life.
Happy Mother's Day Grandma! Although we're far apart, you're always in my heart. I love you and miss you more than words can say.
Thanks for everything Grandma, you really are one in a million! I love you! Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day Grandma! You are an amazing mom and a brilliant grandmother, and we all love you very much!
Grandma... you're the best! Thanks for all the fun and laughter, I love you so dearly! Happy Mother's Day!
May your Mother's Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood. I love you Grandma!
Wishing you a very special Mother's Day today Grandma! Thank you for always being there for me.
Happy Mother's Day Grandma! Thanks for always believing in me and cheering me on.
To the best Grandmother in the world, happy Mother's Day! Have a great day today!
Happy Mother's Day to the best Grandmother in the universe!
From Husband | Happy Mother's Day Messages
Celebrate your wife and all she does for raising your family this Mother's Day with one of these Mother's Day messages written from husbands.
To the world, you are a mother. To our family, you are the world. Thank you for all that you do for us, we love you dearly. Happy Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day to the sweetest woman in the world. Our children are so lucky to have you as their mom, and I'm so blessed to be on this parenting journey with you at my side. Love you so very much!
Happy Mother's Day to the love of my life and the mother of our children! Today it's our turn to spoil you!
Thank you for everything you do. Happy Mother's Day!
You are our world, and I am so happy we get to share our life together. Happy Mother's Day to my adorable wife!
Thank you for making us feel so loved and cared for every single day. For today at least, I hope I can do the same for you. Happy Mother's Day, my darling!
Thank you for being a source of strength, guidance, happiness, and inspiration to our family every day. Our world is a brighter place with you in it! Happy Mother's Day, my love!
Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! And today I celebrate you, and the amazing mother you are to our children. You truly are a superstar and we are so lucky to have you in our lives. Thank you for all that you do for us. Happy Mother's Day!
From Daughter | Happy Mother's Day Messages
The mom-daughter relationship is a special one, occasionally fraught, but even underneath any issues, a girl does just sometimes need her mom! So celebrate and thank your mom for all she has done for you with one of these beautiful Happy Mother's Day messages from daughters.
Thank you Mom for showing me how to be the best version of myself. I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me. I am so thankful for everything you've done for me.
"There is a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother." I am so glad I listened to you, even if it took me a while to understand what you were getting at. Thank you for raising me and inspiring me every day. Happy Mother's Day!
A mother. When you're a child she walks before you, to set an example. When you're a teenager she walks behind you, to be there should you need her. When you're an adult she walks beside you, so that as two friends you can enjoy life together. Thank you for being my guide through life and my best friend. Happy Mother's Day!
Thanks for being an incredible mother and role model to me during my childhood. I am so thankful to have your support and guidance as I navigate through life. Happy Mother's Day!
Mom, I honestly don't know how I'd get through each day without you by my side. Thank you for being such a supportive mother to me, and a fantastic grandmother to my children. We all love you so much! Happy Mother's Day!
Growing up I don't think I realized just how much you did to keep our day-to-day life running so smoothly. Now that I'm grown up, I am in awe of everything you did for us, and I admire you all the more. Thank you for making my childhood such a special one! I love you Mom!
Happy Mother's Day Mom! Although we're far apart you are always in my heart. I love you and miss you more than words can say.
Happy Mother's Day to the woman who showed me how powerful a mother's love can be.
Happy Mother's Day Mom! You have always been my best friend, my favorite person to talk to, and the best advice-giver. I love you so much!
I'm so lucky that I get to grow up with a woman who is amazing and kind and strong. Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you so much!
From Son | Happy Mother's Day Messages
Mothers and sons share a special bond. Whether you're still living at home with your mom or established in your own life, Mother's Day is a great opportunity to take the time to thank your mom for the role she's played in raising you and celebrate how great she is!
Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!
Thanks for everything Mom, you really are one in a million! Love you!
Mom, you are the most outstanding woman in my life, and you'll always be my number one. Have a very happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to my very own superhero and the No. 1 problem-solver in my life. I hope you have a great day!
Mom, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life. I love you and don't know where I'd be without you. Have a great day today.
I feel so lucky to have you as my mom. Thanks for always believing in me and doing so much for me each day. Have a great Mother's Day, you deserve all the fuss!
I'm glad that you're my mother because I'm not sure anyone else could have put up with me this long! Love you Mom!
Thanks for all you do for me Mom. Now I'm a parent myself my admiration for you has grown even more. You're an amazing mom and a brilliant grandmother to my children. We all love you very much!
I just wanted to thank you. For teaching me the importance of family and for always being there for me. Happy Mother's Day, Mom.
They say a mother's love is patient and kind, and you have been all that and more to me! Thank you mom for being my compass and showing me the way. I love you with all my heart!
Happy Mother's Day! You gave me everything, and I can never thank you enough for all that you do for me each day. You truly are the best mom in the entire world!
Happy Mother's Day Messages & Quotes for New Mothers
Writing a card to your wife, daughter, or friend on their first Mother's Day is a special way to help them celebrate such a huge milestone in their life. As they journey through the emotions of their first year as a mother, it's a lovely opportunity to pause and recognize what a wonderful job they're doing. In this section, you'll find a mixture of messages and quotes you can use in a greeting card message to a new mom to support and encourage her.
Congratulations on your first Mother's Day! You're doing an incredible job, and we're so proud of you. Today it's time to step back and relax, you deserve it!
Happy first Mother's Day! Being a new Mommy is hard, but you're doing an amazing job. Today it's time to have a rest and let us look after you!
I hope you have a very special first Mother's Day! I think you are a wonderful mommy and you're doing a great job! Take some time off today to celebrate all you have achieved this past year, and hopefully fit a nap in too!
Congratulations, you did it! From our family to yours, we can't wait to see all the love and laughter that will fill this little home of yours. Wishing you a very special first Mother's Day together as a family and sending all our love to you.
I couldn't be more proud of you for becoming a new mother. You have done an amazing job so far and I know that this journey will bring only happiness, love, and joy. Also, take some rest - you deserve it!
The days are long, but the years are short.
~ Gretchen Rubin
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
~ Robert Browning
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed.
~ Linda Wooten
The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.
~ Author Unknown
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
From a Distance | Happy Mother's Day Messages
In this section, you'll find some short message ideas for your mom to wish her a very happy day despite the physical distance between you!
Happy Mother's Day to my amazing Mom! Although we're far apart, you're always in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and miss you more than words can say.
Happy Mother's Day Mom! We might be separated today but one day we will get to see you again and it's going to be the best catch-up ever! May you keep strong, stay safe, and take care of yourselves. We miss you!
Mother and child are never truly apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. I miss you every day, Mom, but know you are with me in spirit. I love you and hope you have a great day!
Sending you all our love this Mother's Day. We might be apart today, but you're always in our hearts. Take care and have a wonderful day. We miss you!
This card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We love you so very much and miss you enormously! We hope you have a very happy Mother's Day and that we can see you again soon.
Happy Mother's Day Quotes
These wonderful Mother's Day quotes celebrate all the special things about being a mom, from the sweetness of motherhood to the craziness of day-to-day life. In this section I've chosen a few quotes that would work well in a card to your mom. Click here to see our full collection of 134 Happy Mother's Day quotes.
God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.
~ Jewish Proverb
Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother.
~ Author Unknown
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
~ Sarah Malin
A Mother's heart, a Mother's faith, and a Mother's steadfast love were fashioned by the Angels and sent from God above.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
~ Mark Twain
There's a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.
~ Author Unknown
Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don't just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.
~ Steve Rushin
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
~ Author Unknown
Bible Verses for Mother's Day
Here is a collection of beautiful and inspiring bible verses for mothers you can send to your mom or a new mother to encourage her in the early days of motherhood.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mother's Day Coloring Pages
If you're looking for a Mother's Day activity to do at home or an inexpensive craft for Mother's Day, check out our extensive collection of beautiful Mother's Day coloring pages. From adorable printables and sentiments to cute baby animals with their moms to intricate doodles for older kids, you're sure to find something you love
Gorgeous Free Printable Mother's Day Cards
Take a look at our free printable Mother's Day cards in high-quality PDF format that you can print and fold at home to give to your mom! They're really handy when you can't get to the store, and we have a collection of color-in designs, so you can create a beautiful homemade card for your mom!
History of Mother's Day
Mother's Day is a special day to honor your mother and celebrate the role of mothers in society. The modern holiday was first created and celebrated in the United States in 1908 at the initiative of Ann Reeves Jarvis. However, many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood have existed for thousands of years. Some date back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
When is Mother's Day 2023?
Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and many other countries. This year it falls on Sunday, May 14th, 2023.
In the United Kingdom, "Mothering Sunday" is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This year it falls on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
You can find out more information about the history of Mother's Day and when it is celebrated around the world on the Wikipedia Mother's Day article.
More Happy Mother's Day Message Ideas
Still not sure what to write to your mom? Take a look at our collection of Happy Mother's Day quotes, poems, images, and more!
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Happy Mother's Day Gifts
Make a gorgeous personalized gift for your mom to show her how much you care about her and how much she means to you.
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