Show your love with 10 Mother’s Day UK card ideas.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner in the UK. So, why not add a personal touch to the celebrations with our Mother’s Day card ideas? From puns and quotes to templates and design tips, you’ll find everything you need to make the perfect card.

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Make your mum “live, laugh, love” this Mother’s Day with card ideas for every motherly figure. Whether they’re prim and proper or love a pun, we’ve got a design to suit their personality.

Cards are such a simple way to personalise a message and show your love to your mum or a special mother figure in your life. Make your own cards, collages and memes for the perfect personalised present this Mother’s Day.

What is Mother’s Day and when is it in the UK?

Mother’s Day is an old tradition tied to Christianity and Easter that continues to hold relevance (and reverence) today. In the UK, Mothering Sunday takes place three weeks before Easter Sunday – or the fourth Sunday of Lent – each year. It’s a dedicated time for people to celebrate and honour their mothers and maternal bonds.

In 2024, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 10th of March in the UK, which means it’s time to start thinking about those Mother’s Day card ideas.

When did Mother’s Day start?

Mother’s Day has different dates depending on where you celebrate it – and this mainly stems from how the tradition started.

In the UK, Mother’s Day is thought to have stemmed from a 16th-century tradition, where families would return home and visit their first church – also known as their “mother church.” In time, this became known as “Mothering Sunday” – a day off to visit church, lay flowers and bring a gift for your mother.

10 Mother’s Day card ideas.

It’s easy to make a Mother’s Day card with these ideas and templates to help inspire your crafty and caring card creations. Check out some of our favourite designs on Adobe Express below.

What should I write in a Mother’s Day card?

The best Mother’s Day card messages are tailored to the person you’re giving the card to. Every mother has their own personality, so it’s important to reflect this in what you write. But there are some things you can include to craft the perfect message.

Even if your message isn’t perfect, remember – it’s the effort that counts and they’ll be happy you put the extra thought into it.

Read on for some ideas for quotes to inspire you and make your message something even more special.

10 Mother’s Day quotes for every mum.

Give your mum a special message with one of these quotes – perfect for a Mother’s Day card, caption or cover.

10 Mother’s Day puns to make her laugh.

Does your mum prefer a witty pun to a classic quote? Have some fun writing a Mother’s Day card with these punny messages.

More Mother’s Day ideas to make her special day.

Surprise your mum with more than a card by trying out some of these other Mother’s Day gift ideas to make the day extra special. From curated collages to making your mum a meme, there are lots of ways to give your mum something memorable this Mother’s Day.

1. Picture this… A Mother’s Day collage of your favourite moments together.

Get creative with a picture-perfect photo collage – it’s a great Mother’s Day card idea that could double up as its own gift in a picture frame. Use Adobe Express to make a heartwarming mosaic of all those special moments with your mum.

2. Invite your mum to brunch with a personalised Mother’s Day invite.

Send a mystery invite alongside your Mother’s Day card with this fun idea. Give your mum a time and place for brunch together with a thoughtfully decorated Mother’s Day invite and enjoy a spontaneous meal together. Make your ideal Mother’s Day invite with Adobe Express.

3. Turn your mum into her own Mother’s Day meme.

Some relationships are built on moments together and thoughtful talks – others are built on memes. If your mum enjoys a meme, why not turn her into one this Mother’s Day? You can add the meme to the front of your card or post it on social media as a hilarious dedication. We’re sure it will meme a lot and make her laugh.

4. Surprise Mum with a Mother’s Day Scrapbook.

Take your collage-making game to the next level with a Mother’s Day idea that’ll never leave the mantlepiece. Create a scrapbook full of pictures and peculiarities from your time together. Hoard things like bottlecaps from drinks together and photos of memorable moments. You can use our photo editor to get the perfect shots.

5. Create a Mother’s Day Poster.

Celebrate Mother’s Day and do it loud with a surprise poster declaring your love for (and making a meme of) your mother. Put it front and centre of a Mother’s Day bash you’re throwing for her or surprise her by sticking it on the back of a door somewhere.

Useful things to know.

How do you say “Happy Mother’s Day” in a unique way?
While there are thousands of quotes or variations on the traditional “Happy Mother’s Day”, the best way is to be thoughtful and relevant. Think about your time together and the moments you’ve shared or the jokes you both have. That’s the best way to write a unique message.
Why is Mother’s Day different in the UK?
Mother’s Day in the UK comes from the Lent tradition of Mothering Sunday, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. However, the American Mother’s Day stems from a more modernised tradition in the 20th century and occurs on the second Sunday of May.