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When words escape you: Heartfelt messages for every mother figure on Mother's Day.

April 08, 2024 5 min read

When words escape you: Heartfelt messages for every mother figure on Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and honour the incredible mother figures in our lives. Whether you’re celebrating your own mum, a mother figure, or someone who has been like a second mum to you, finding the right words to express your gratitude and love can sometimes be challenging. 

But what if you find yourself staring at a blank card, mind racing, with absolutely no idea what to write? It happens. Sometimes we have so much to say, we don’t know where to start. And other times, we have no idea because we’re thinking about the 40,000 piles of washing that needs to be folded, your child’s school camp fees that need to be paid or that it’s been a week and you have more grey hairs than you can count on one hand and there’s absolutely no time to go to the salon. 

Right, so where were we?

This guide is here to help you navigate the murky waters of writer's block and craft a message that will tug at the heartstrings of your amazing mother figure, whether it's your biological mother, a step-mother, an aunt, a nan, or even a chosen family member who has stepped up to the plate. Mother-figures are anyone you want it to be. For some, that’s a teacher, a trusted friend or simply Graham from next door who always says g’day brings you fresh peaches from his tree.

Beyond "Happy Mother's Day": Messages from the heart.

Sometimes, the simplest words hold the most meaning. Here are a few heartfelt starters to get your creative juices flowing:

  • For the mother-figure who always knows best: "Thank you for simply being you. That's all I have to say. You’ve helped me and been there for me in so many ways and for that I’m so very grateful.”

  • For the mother-figure who is your biggest cheerleader: “You always believe in me, even when I doubt myself. Thank you for being my rock and my biggest supporter."

  • For the mother-figure who makes you laugh: "You’re the kind of person that makes me happy in so many ways! Thank you for filling my life with laughter and joy."

  • For the mother-figure who goes above and beyond: "You have the biggest heart of anyone I know. Thank you for all the sacrifices you've made and for always putting me first. Life is the bee's knees because of you."

Sentimental messages:

  • "To the woman who has always been my guiding light, my rock, and my biggest supporter—Happy Mother’s Day! Your love and strength inspire me every day."

  • Your love is the thread that holds our family together. Thank you for all the sacrifices you’ve made and the endless love you’ve given. Happy Mother’s Day!"

Adding a Personal Touch:

Generic messages are nice, but a sprinkle of personalisation makes them truly special. 

Here are a few ways to add a personal touch:

  • Mention a Specific Memory:"Remember that time we [insert funny or heartwarming memory]? It's a memory I'll always cherish."

  • Express Your Gratitude: "Thank you for always being there for [mention a specific thing they helped you with]."

  • Tell Them How They Inspire You: "Your [mention a specific quality] is something I truly admire. You inspire me to be a better person."

Personalise their gift with words and pictures:

LVLY have a range of gorgeous personalised gifts to choose from, such as aMake it Personal gift bundle. This super-sweet gift adds a personalised touch that they’ll love. Choose your own special message to include on the flower jar. 

Don’t know what to say? Keep it simple and from the heart, such as “#1 Mum”, “Love you Nan", “Happy Heroes Day”, “You’re the bee's knees” or “You’re blooming beautiful.”  Send a special memory, upload your image and they'll receive it on a polaroid. This keepsake bundle will be uniquely theirs to love and the memories will last long after the flowers have dried.

If your mother-figure is a green-thumb, you can’t go past aPersonalised Plant. Choose from Orchid, Monstera, Devils Ivy, Peacock Plants and more, and add a cute message like “Best mum ever” or “Love you nanna Jo”. Plus, these gorgeous and easy-to care for plants come with a super-chic pot, what’s not to love? 

Celebrating non-traditional mother-figures:

Not everyone has a traditional mother in their life. But that doesn't mean there isn't a special someone who deserves some Mother's Day love. Here are some messages for those amazing figures:

  • For yourGrandma: "You've filled my life with love, laughter, and the best cookies in the world! Happy Mother's Day to the coolest Nan a person could ask for."

  • For your Aunt: "You've always been there for me like a second mother. You’re the coolest aunt I could ask for. Thank you for your love, guidance, and endless supply of embarrassing childhood stories!"

  • For your Step-Mother: "Thank you for being so caring and showing me what a loving and supportive step-mother can be. Happy Mother's Day!"

  • For your chosen family member: "You may not have given birth to me, but you’ve definitely given me plenty of life advice and snacks, which is pretty close. Happy Mother’s Day to my honorary mum!"

Celebrate traditional mother figures with the Miimi & Jiinda Native posy, a gorgeous keepsake jar designed by Indigenous artist Melissa Greenwood.The circles around the outside of the print are neighbouring tribes, friends and family who journey along the pathways (lines) and meet in the middle to share stories, culture, food and celebrations.

When all else fails, add a touch of humor.

Let's be honest, sometimes the best way to express your love is with a good laugh. Here are some funny messages to lighten the mood (perfect for those mother-figures with a great sense of humor!):

  • "Happy Mother's Day to the woman who somehow managed to raise a functioning adult (mostly). Love you!"

  • Thanks for putting up with my teenage drama, my questionable fashion choices, and my never-ending appetite. You deserve a medal...or at least a really big slice of cake today!

  • "To the mother who can handle my crazy and still loves me: Happy Mother's Day! You deserve a medal (and a spa day)."

  • "I may not always say it, but I'm grateful for all the times you bailed me out.
    Here's to hoping there aren't any more this year! Happy Mother's Day!"

  • “Who needs a traditional mum when I’ve got you? Thanks for being my partner in crime, my confidante, and my go-to person for life’s ups and downs. Happy Mother’s Day!"

No matter who you're celebrating on Mother’s Day, whether it’s your mum, a mother figure, or someone who doesn’t fit the traditional mould but has been a significant influence in your life, these messages are meant to convey your appreciation, love, and gratitude in a thoughtful and sometimes light-hearted way. Remember, it’s not just about the words you say but the sentiment and love behind them that truly matter. 

The most important thing is to express your appreciation for the amazing mother-figure who has touched your life. So grab a pen, put your heart into it, and let your mother figure know just how much you care.  

After all, the best Mother's Day messages are the ones that come straight from the heart.