Every year since 2016, I’ve created a Mother’s Day card tutorial for the TPK blog. This year, though, I want to do something different! Today, I’m going to help you come up with the best card presentation for your mom (or the mom[s] in your life). Mothers aren’t all the same, after all, and your card should fit your mother’s personality and preferences!
1. Consider Mom’s Temperament
I recently saw a plain white card on Pinterest that read, simply: “I got you this card because it matches your hair.” My mom would think that was funny (for the record — she does have white/gray hair)! On the other hand, my mother-in-law would not see the humor in that; she likes things to be a bit more formal.
When you consider your card’s subject, think about what the mother in question likes. Would she appreciate a card with a bit of humor? Or would she prefer a focus on art/beauty? Choose your card motif with Mom’s personality in mind!
2. Consider Your Own Strengths for the Design
Once you know what kind of card you want to send, you’ll need to decide on a design. That choice rests on what mediums you enjoy (watercolor, pen and ink, crayons, etc.), and how much time you’ve got! For greeting card inspiration, I, personally, love to browse Illustrations on Pinterest.
If you’re pressed for time, give yourself permission to purchase a card. It’s okay if you can’t hand-make one — there’s no shame in that! Just vow to wow the lucky mom with an amazing message on the inside.
3. Write a Message
No matter how well we know and love someone, it can be difficult to come up with a cohesive and expressive message for the inside of a card. I’d lead by saying happy Mother’s Day! Then, tell your mom how she has done and continues to do a great job. Specific examples are great!
This is my first Mother’s Day as a mother, and I I now understand that that the best thing to hear is that you’re doing a great job. Parenting, while beautiful, can be thankless, so it’s an amazing feeling when you see that your hard work isn’t going unnoticed!
4. Consider Including Additions
If you’re sending someone a Mother’s Day card, you probably know her well! So, again, think about what sorts of things she enjoys. Would she like a gift card to buy a latte? A photo of you (and/or her grandchildren)? Including a little something in the card can go a long way to show your appreciation!
5. Make Mail Art for Your Card
Every great card deserves a grand entrance in a marvelous envelope! If you’ve got an hour or so to spare, consider making some mail art to send the card in. There are a lot of mail art tutorials and inspiration here on the TPK website, which you can browse by clicking here!
I officially have three Mother’s Day card tutorials here on the TPK website, and I’ve shown you all three of those in this article. Unofficially, though, there are a lot of card tutorials that could work for Mother’s Day! Here are my favorites:
I hope that these tips and links to tutorials and inspiration help you to come up with a Mother’s Day card that you love! I’m going to make the armoire card this year for my own mom — she loves furniture, and the motif goes with her house. 🙂 What about you? What are you sending to your mom or the mom(s) in your life? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks so much for reading, and happy (early) Mother’s Day!