Mother's Day is the time to appreciate your mother and tell her how important she has been in your life. The message you write in your Mother's Day card is a great opportunity to tell your mother how you feel about her. An Irish proverb says, "A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest." Since you have only one mother in your life, you should make sure to celebrate her with a loving and specific Mother's Day message. Put in the extra effort to write something special beyond the generic message inside the card.
Find a quote that a famous person said about his or her mother and then explain in the card why you share the author's sentiment. Specify why your mother matches the particular quotation you have chosen. For example, Jane Sellman quipped, "The phrase 'working mothers' is redundant." After writing this quote inside the card, you would then remind your mother how much work she put into being a good mother.
You have many different options for writing a celebratory list about your mother. For example, list all of your mother's best traits, the ones that mean the most to you as her son or daughter. Or list only the positive traits that you inherited from her. Make a list of your favorite memories with her over the last year or over your entire life.
Write a poem about how special your mother is to you, or about your favorite things about her. Write down a list of positive traits and other special things about her, and then create some rhymes out of the words on your list.
Using humor is a great way to give your mother a personal, heartfelt message. Make a specific observation about your mother and her role. If she raised you in a suburban environment, for instance, you could quote Peter De Vries: "A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after." Another option is to make a sarcastic, loving comment about your mother, such as "I still haven't been able to find the eyes in the back of your head, but I know they are there."
If your mother is drawn to computers, you may want to write an email card. But if she is more traditional, she may find an email card to be less personal than a physical card. If you decide to write an email card, be sure to put in the same amount of time crafting a thoughtful message that tells her how you feel.
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