We all know that parenthood is the #WorldsToughestJob… but how can you seize the opportunity Mother’s Day provides in order to recognize all that mom does throughout the year? According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 81% of U.S. adults believe that moms are under-appreciated; yet, 61% of U.S. adults say mom tops the list of who deserves the most gratitude in their life.*
Sure, there are literally thousands of greeting cards available for Mother’s Day– it’s usually not hard to find one for your mom, no matter how unique your relationship is. But writing a personal note might not be as easy. That’s where the creative team at American Greetings comes in. Before we write cards, we research relationships. And we’ve narrowed down the complicated, tender, strong, funny, forever love between a mother and child to give you some expert advice on what to write in a Mother’s Day card that perfectly expresses your gratitude for all of mom’s hard work…
Mom to Mom
Once you become a mother yourself, you have a better understanding of what your mom did for you—and now you’re also celebrating her as a grandmother! Here are some ways to express your thoughts:
For helping you become the mother you are: The highest compliment anyone can give me, Mom, is to say that I’m like you.
For the ways you’ve followed in her footsteps: I see you in things I do, I hear you in things I say—and these are some of the things I’m most proud of.
For all the stages of you’ve been through: From “Mommy” to “Grandma” you’ve always found a way to be amazing at who you are.
Mom as a Friend
Do you consider your mom a friend and confidant?–here are some great ways to express your feelings:
For the Mom you respect as a woman and/or professional: Somewhere along the way, I realized the extraordinary mom raising me was also an extraordinary woman.
For the mom you love to spend time with: You always knew just how to lift my spirits, Mom. Some things never change.
For the ways your relationship has changed…and stayed the same: My doctor, my hairdresser, my counselor, my friend…I can’t thank you enough for everything, Mom, because “everything” just keeps getting better!
Still Need Your Mom?
If your mom is still the person you count on most, be specific about what you appreciate:
For her words of wisdom: Even if you didn’t think I was listening, I live by your words every day.
For being the one you always turn to: In my heart I have every hug you ever gave me—and sometimes they still get me through.
For the example she sets: Beautiful, loving, understanding, forgiving…that’s you, Mom. And it’s who I strive to be.
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*This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of American Greetings from April 14-16, 2015 among 2,055 adults ages 18 and older.