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How do you say thank you to a mum who’s done so much for you you’re not sure where to start? Or how do you share your love if things are a bit complicated? Or what do you say if she’s a major mother figure but not your mum? Relationships with mums and mother figures are complex things! But don’t panic, we can help a bit there. For starters our florists can craft a bouquet to capture your feelings and emotions, saying all that you can’t quite find the words for. And if you do want to share a few words, we’ve can help with that too.

We’ve put together this bumper list of messages, some you can use just as they are and others you can personalise to mean more to you both, drawing on your own memories, meanings and feelings. Deep breath: you’ve got this!


Mother’s Day Messages for All Mums

A simple declaration of love is sometimes all you need to show your mum you care. Even better if you can add a personal touch.

Top tip: the bits in brackets are things you could add to personalise the message, add in whatever you fancy (we’ve popped some ideas in to get you thinking).

  • Happy Mother's Day to the best [gardening, dog-walking, flat-pack-making] mum in the world! I hope your day is full of all your favourite things – you deserve it.

  • Mum. Not only are you the best at [catching spiders], you’re also the best at being my mum. Love you lots!

  • Wishing you all the love in the world on Mother’s Day. Thanks for everything you do for the kids. They love you to bits and can’t wait to [watch cartoons and go bug hunting with you].

  • There isn’t a card big enough to list all the things I love about you – [your questionable dancing, your love of Dolly Parton and your ability to turn anything into a positive], to name just a few. Love you lots and lots.

  • Thanks for everything this year, and well, every year! You’re a mum in a million.

  • Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you know just how much I love you.

  • Happy Mother’s Day! You inspire me, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have you as my mum.

  • Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Mum. I love you more than words can say!


Mother’s Day Messages for New Mums

Exhaustion, excitement and everything in between – being a new mum is as challenging as it is amazing. And if your partner or someone close to you has just started this new chapter, we’ve got a few ways to tell them how brilliant they are.

Top tip: the bits in brackets are things you could add to personalise the message, add in whatever you fancy (we’ve popped some ideas in to get you thinking).

  • Happy Mother’s Day. To my best friend and [night-feeding-nappy-changing] partner in crime. Love you lots.

  • I can’t wait to start this adventure with you. [BABY NAME] and I are very lucky to have you.

  • Wishing you a day filled with cuddles, giggles and (hopefully) a little time to yourself. Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy first Mother's Day! You’re already the best mum in the world. FACT.

  • This is the beginning of a new and exciting (and let’s face it, slightly scary) journey through motherhood. Enjoy your very first Mother's Day!


Mother’s Day Messages for Stepmums

Stepmums do a brilliant job of inspiring and mentoring us through the years. Show your stepmum how much she means to you with one of these thoughtful messages.

Top tip: the bits in brackets are things you could add to personalise the message, add in whatever you fancy (we’ve popped some ideas in to get you thinking).

  • To the best [pancake maker and school-project helper] I could ask for. Happy Mother’s Day, I love you.

  • We may not be related by blood, but we are related by [mini breaks, film marathons and lots (and lots) of cups of coffee]. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Thank you for always being there for me. You put the ‘mum’ into ‘stepmum’!

  • To the best stepmum in the world, I’m so happy you joined our family! Happy Mother's Day.

  • Thank you for supporting me and being there for me through thick and thin. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Have an amazing Mother’s Day!

  • You’re my best friend, and you always will be. Thank you for everything.


Messages for a Mum Who is Far Away

Whether you live in different cities, countries or continents, it’s not always possible to see your mum on Mother’s Day. We've rounded up some messages that will go the distance.

Top tip: the bits in brackets are things you could add to personalise the message, add in whatever you fancy (we’ve popped some ideas in to get you thinking).

  • You might be far away, but you’re always in my heart. I’m so lucky to have a mum that’s as [funny and amazing] as you.

  • Miss you loads, Mum. I can't wait to see you soon so we can celebrate properly [over your signature roast]. Have a wonderful Mother's Day, and thanks for everything!

  • Mum, I can’t wait to see you and [give you a big hug]. In the meantime, I hope these flowers show you just how much you mean to me.

  • Happy Mother's Day! You’ve always been [my biggest cheerleader], even from miles away.

  • We might be apart, but you're still in my thoughts every day. I love you, Mum. Happy Mother's Day!

  • No matter the distance, you’re always there for me! Happy Mother’s Day.

  • Sending all my love from across the sea on Mother’s Day. Have a wonderful day, and we’ll see each other again soon.


Messages for Someone Who’s Like a Mother to You

Sometimes women in our lives are like a mother to us – whether they’re your grandma, a teacher, an older sister or a mother-in-law. Mother's Day is the perfect time to show how much you love and appreciate them.

Top tip: the bits in brackets are things you could add to personalise the message, add in whatever you fancy (we’ve popped some ideas in to get you thinking).

  • Thanks for [all your gardening advice and being there when I need a pep talk]. You’re the ‘mum’ I think of on Mother’s Day.

  • You've been like a mum to me in so many ways. Have an amazing Mother's Day!

  • You’re the best ‘mum’ in the world to me. Thanks for EVERYTHING.

  • I’m so glad you’re a part of my life. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • You mean more to me than I can say. I love you to bits. Happy Mother's Day!


Short and Sweet Mother’s Day Messages

Is your mum not one for gushing declarations of love? Keep it short and sweet, and let the flowers do the talking with these Mother’s Day wishes.

  • Hugs and kisses. Love you, Mum!

  • Enjoy this day that’s all for you!

  • Thanks for all that you do for me!

  • Lots of love. You’re the best mum!

  • To the best mum in the world!


Mother’s Day Quotes

Below are some of the best, most beautiful quotes from all sorts of people, ideal for adding a little sparkle to your Mother's Day card.

Top tip: to use them in a card, go for a snappy message like ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then introduce them with something like: As Leonardo DiCaprio said, “…”

  • "My mother is a walking miracle." – Leonardo DiCaprio

  • "My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her." – Jodi Picoult

  • "Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mum taught me." – Lady Gaga

  • "Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." – Stevie Wonder

  • "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." – Mark Twain

  • "My mother taught me to be nice to everybody…She said, 'I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother'." – Jason Segel

  • "There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." – Jill Churchill

  • "I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." – Phyllis Diller

  • "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." – Oprah Winfrey

  • "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." – Agatha Christie

  • "The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness." – Jessica Lange

  • "A mother's love endures through all." – Washington Irving

  • "A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." – Princess Diana

Whatever you say this Mother’s Day, we’re sure mum will appreciate it. And remember if you’re still lost for words, our florists can step in, a bit like translators. They’ll craft something extraordinary that will do justice to all you need to say.


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