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Mother's Day quotes, messages and gift ideas

I still can’t believe that a year has passed since the first UK lockdown started and we are at Mother’s Day 2021 already! See my top tips for staying positive during lockdown here. 

Time flies, hey! Well, when is Mother’s Day 2021? It really depends on where you are in the world, as Mother’s Day is on a different day depending on where you live. 

If you’re wondering when is Mother’s Day in the UK or what date is Mother’s Day the answer is… 

In the UK Mother’s Day 2021 falls on Sunday 14th March.

In the UK we are still in lockdown, so for Mother’s Day 2021 it’s time to think outside the box and get creative. Normally, we’d maybe book a table at a nice restaurant, plan a lovely day trip somewhere and do lots of lovely things, probably outside the house, to show our Mum’s how much we care. However, we are more limited this year, and we are planning Mother’s Day 2021 in lockdown! If you are spending Mother’s Day 2021 at home or celebrating Mother’s Day from a distance or online, check out this post full of ideas of what to do on Mother’s Day in lockdown. 

Stuck at home? Check out this list of things to do when you’re bored at home.

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I suppose, for me, one of the upsides of lockdown is that I’m getting more creative and thinking with my heart more. I’m not being sucked into the commercial pull of extravagant Mother’s Day gift ideas. Something that I think would be really lovely would be to handwrite something, maybe with some flowers for Mother’s Day.  Whether that’s a card with some Happy Mother’s Day quotes, Mother’s Day messages or Mother’s Day poems, in this blog post I hope to give you lots of Mother’s Day card ideas. Whether you use them as they are or they serve as a springboard for your own piece of writing, I think a handwritten Mother’s Day card is one of the best gifts to receive (and it’s a cheap Mother’s Day gift idea too!).

It’s time to embrace the lockdown challenge and make Mother’s Day 2021 at home the best one yet. After reading this post, I guarantee you’ll be filled with Mother’s Day card ideas that will fill your mum with an abundance of joy, happiness and love: something we are all in need of right now.

See more ways to show your loved ones that you care about them here.

10 Mother's Day 2021 quotes...

I have made each of the Mother’s Day quotes into a shareable graphic that you can hover and pin to Pinterest, or hold down and save the image to then upload to social media to spread the love to your mother, grandmother, and any mother figures you have in your life!

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“No language can express the power, beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.”
∼ Edwin Chapin

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
∼ Stevie Wonder

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” 

Mother’s Day quote

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.” 

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the Earth.”
∼ Marjorie P. Hinckley

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
∼ Honore De Balzac

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“We are born of love; love is our mother.”
∼ Rumi

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”
∼ Princess Diana

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” 

Mother’s Day quote

Mother's Day 2021 quotes

“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.” 

Mother’s Day quote

If your mum is in need of a bit of self-love, check out these self-love quotes and affirmations.

Mother's Day 2021 card messages...

Get inspired with some of these Mother’s Day card messages to write to your Mum – whether you copy or adapt them, they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to her face!

Short and sweet Mother's Day messages...

Whether you’re looking for the right thing to put in your Mother’s Day card message, or you’re looking for a text to send on Mother’s Day morning, take a look at some of these ideas…

Mother, first you gave me the gift of life. Then you gave me the kind of love only a mother can give. I’m so very grateful for both.

Only a mother can communicate love without saying a word. For the many unspoken ways that you share your love in our family, I hope you know that you are loved and appreciated beyond measure.

I can’t begin to thank you for all the things you have done for me. You told me that I can be me and that I don’t have to change for anyone. You have supported and encouraged me throughout my entire life. I’m forever grateful.

Mum, you’re the glue that holds us together. Happy Mother’s Day!

Even through all the toughest times you didn’t give up on me. Thank you for being an incredible mum. 

I hope your Mother’s Day is filled with as much happiness as you’ve brought me.

Mum, thank you for giving me everything I could need. Your support, nurturing and love has made me who I am. I am so grateful for you and all you have done. Happy Mother’s Day.

Not only are you my mum, but you’re my best friend. I love you, Mum; Happy Mother’s Day. 

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Funny Mother's Day messages...

If your mum has a great sense of humour and loves a bit of banter or a good pun, think about writing one of these funny Mother’s Day messages inside your Mother’s Day card…

Mum, I know it’s hard for you on Mother’s Day… to hide the fact that I’m your favourite child! Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who deserves a medal for putting up with me all these years!

Only a mother as perfect as you could have a (daughter/son) as perfect as me. Happy Mother’s Day

Although I still can’t fold a fitted sheet, I think I turned out alright. Happy Mother’s Day! 

Thanks a bunch for being the greatest mum in the world. I’m so happy to be y’orchid. (Write this in the card with the Mother’s Day flowers!). 

Roses are red, violets are blue. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Sorry you didn’t give birth to a poet who could rhyme!

Mother's Day poems...

Poetry is an absolutely beautiful way to convey your emotions and express your love for someone, and a Mother’s Day poem does just that. You might be looking at the best Mother’s Day poems to copy into your card (I’ve put images of two of my favourites below), or for some inspiration to write your own if you’re feeling more creative, or want to make it more personal. You could take inspiration from an existing poem, or write a different rhyming Mother’s Day poem or acrostic Mother’s Day poem with the word ‘mother’, ‘mummy’ or her name!

Long distance Mother's Day messages...

Not everyone can be close to their mum this Mother’s Day, so if you are celebrating from a distance here are some Mother’s Day messages to send to your mum.

Mum, even though we’re hundreds of miles apart, I want you to know that you’re never as far away in my heart. I love you, Mum. Happy Mother’s Day.

I’m sending you a hug. It’s a virtual one. Let me know when you get it!

Close together or far apart, you’re forever in my heart.

Mum, you’ve always been a star to me. I may not always see you, but I know you’re always there. Happy Mother’s Day.

Distance means so little when you mean so much to me, Mum.

If you live far away from your Mum (or you can’t see her at the moment because we are celebrating Mother’s Day in lockdown), check out some of these long-distance relationship tips and see how you can apply (some!) of them to a mother-child relationship.

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5 Mother's Day 2021 gift ideas...

If you’re looking for cheap Mother’s Day gift ideas or handwritten Mother’s Day gift ideas to fill with all of the Mother’s Day quotes and Mother’s Day messages your heart desires, check out these ideas…

1. Make breakfast in bed, accompanied by little notes to share your favourite memories with your Mum.

Breakfast in bed is a classic Mother’s Day gift and a fool-proof idea. Make her favourite hot drink and breakfast food, take up her favourite book, and let her enjoy a lie in. A lovely added touch would be to write some Mother’s Day messages or memories of you and your Mum that she can open as she eats her breakfast!

10 ways to show the person you love, that you love them
10 ways to show the person you love, that you love them

2. Leave handwritten Mother’s Day messages all over the house to show her how much you love her.

Leave little notes with Mother’s Day quotes, Mother’s Day messages, memories with your Mum, reasons that you love your Mum, or little pick-me-up messages all around the house, especially in the places where she goes regularly! Each message you leave will make her smile.

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3. Buy a pack of cards and write 52 reasons why you love your Mum.

To be honest, 52 card probably isn’t enough, but it’s a good starting point! This is a cheap Mother’s Day gift idea that you can put so much love and thought into, and your mum can keep it forever.

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4. Buy some flowers for Mother’s Day and give them to her with a handmade, handwritten Mother’s Day card.

I know that flowers for Mother’s Day might seem a bit cliché, but I don’t know many mothers who don’t like receiving flowers! If you accompany the flowers with a handmade card full of handwritten Mother’s Day quotes and messages, the bright colours of the flowers and the time you spend on the card is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face.

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5. Make a scrapbook full of photos of you and your mum, Mother’s Day quotes and Mother’s Day messages.

Scrapbooks really are the gift that keep on giving, because you can look back through them whenever you need a boost in years to come, and you can also keep adding to them! 

Check out how to make your scrapbook here.

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How are you celebrating Mother's Day 2021?

What are your favourite Mother’s Day quotes and Mother’s Day gift ideas? Anything you’d add?

Love as always and happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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