What Makes the Perfect Mother’s Day Card

Georgina Fihosy

Posted on 27 February 2020

What Makes the Perfect Mother’s Day Card


To make the perfect Mother’s Day card, you have to think about the design, what you’ll write on the inside of the card as well as what you’ll deliver with it. It is not easy to perfect the greeting that you’ll send your mum on this special day, but it is definitely worth trying. Our mums are special human beings after all.

You can browse through our collection of 12 African-inspired Mother’s Day cards right now. Keep reading to find out how to make the perfect Mother’s Day card for the special woman in your life. So here are some things to consider

The Design

Mothers Day Card

They say looks aren’t important, but when it comes to Mother’s Day cards it’s simply not true. Your mum will want to receive something that she can be proud to display on the mantelpiece. So make sure you hunt down something suitably pleasing on the eye. Easier said than done, right?

Well, not necessarily. You need a card that stands out, draws the attention of the eye and reflects who your mum is. Our African-inspired Mother’s Day cards do just that. They feature bright and vibrant African wax print material in the design. You can even choose between three different colours for each beautiful design to make sure there is something that matches your mum’s favourite colours.

If your mum has black heritage or has an appreciation of the continent, then these African-inspired Mother’s Day cards will be even more special for her big day. This is the reason I started Afrotouch Design in the first place - because no one else supplied greetings cards that reflected my background or that of the people I was buying cards for.

The Message

Mothers Day Cards

Now! This can be the tricky part. How do you easily convey to your mother how you feel about her? What can you put that will make her feel like a queen for the day? There is a lot of blank space and you need to fill it with glowing sentiments that will touch her heart.

Here are some suggestions:

● A fitting song lyric: Is there a lyric by an artist that she likes that sums up how you feel about her? Here’s an example, from the Boys II Men tune, A Song For Mama - "You taught me everything; Everything you've given me I'll always keep it inside; You're the driving force in my life."

● A line from poetry: There are so many poems about mothers that you are sure to find one that fits the relationship you have with your mum. This is a section of Carol Matthews’ poem Mother’s Day: “A Mother is there when things go wrong / A hug and a kiss to help us along / Always there when we need her near / Gently wipes our eyes when we shed a tear.”

● A joke about mums: Perhaps your mum is more into jokes than soppy sentiments. In that case, why not seek out a suitable gag to recount in the perfect Mother’s Day card. This is one example:

  • Daughter: Mum, what’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?
  • Mum: I don’t know dear, you’d have to ask Grandma.

Whatever you write inside the card, remember that the thing that makes it the perfect Mother’s Day card is that it comes from you. Make it personal and from the heart, and you can’t go too wrong.


What to Deliver With the Perfect Mother’s Day Card

The perfect Mother’s Day card does not come alone. Make sure it arrives with flowers, bubbles and maybe even breakfast in bed. The card is a huge part of the day, it is the symbol that remains on display after the day is done and the other activities finish. But Mother’s Day is also about spending time with your mum if you can, helping her relax and showing her how much she means to you.

We’re thinking balloons, party poppers, flashing crowns and anything else you can do to draw attention to your mother. If you want to go even more full-on, how about booking a barbershop quartet to deliver it? Let your imagination run wild!

Now that you have an idea what to write in the perfect Mother’s Day card and what to send it with, make sure you check out our African-inspired Mother’s Day Cards.

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