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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s nothing better than a heartfelt card to let your mom (or another important lady in your life) know just how much you admire and appreciate her — in the way that you, and only you, can. After all, saying “Happy Mother’s Day” is great, but thanking mom for instilling your high standards for grammar (or your karaoke courage) really takes the gesture to the next level. With that in mind, here are a few favorite cards for this Mother’s Day season — from sentimental to snarky — all of which have more than those same three sweet (but predictable) words to say. Do you recognize your relationship in one of them?
Traditional and Touching
If your mom is the sentimental type, you can’t go wrong with any of these earnest options, adorned with gorgeous lettering and painterly details.
Silly and Sarcastic
Does your mom have a smile that can light up a room (and a sense of humor that won’t quit)? Make her laugh with one of these not-so-serious picks.
Show Pride, Give Props
Is your mom your hero? Did she juggle the demands of motherhood and make it look easy? Show up to every soccer game and school play? Teach you all of her secret recipes? Encourage you to follow your dreams? Shout it from the rooftops with one of these bold statements.
This month, don’t forget to share some love with your mother-to-be best friend or a mentor you couldn’t have made it this far without. Nontraditional moms deserve recognition, too!
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