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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! … Mhmm. Maybe you’re looking for a slightly more meaningful message than that?

Discover everything you need to know to help mom enjoy a Happy Mother’s Day right here. From what to write in a Mother’s Day card to when exactly Mother’s Day is in your country. Along with some top tips on how to make her feel special, you’ll also discover when to send your Mother’s Day card for a timely arrival.

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Where and when is Mother’s Day?

Not only is Mother’s Day celebrated on a different date in many countries, it also changes yearly. Mostly, that’s because of the different traditions surrounding the day. One thing’s for sure – moms have been honored for centuries on this special day. 

In the table below, you’ll find the dates for Mother’s Day in 2021, 2022 and 2023. 

Country

2021

2022

2023

The USA

May 9th 

May 8th

May 14th

Canada

May 9th

May 8th

May 14th

The UK

March 14th

March 27th

March 19th

Australia

May 9th

May 8th

May 14th

 

5 Perfect Ways to Make You Mom Feel Special

mother and daughter celebrate a happy mother's day together

Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday is LITERALLY all about making moms feel special. And after everything they’ve done for us, one day in a year in the minimum we can give back and make them feel truly treasured. But how?

1. Give her your time! Set aside the whole day or even the whole weekend to make her feel like a queen. During this time, you could take her out for brunch or simply bring over a bottle of her favorite and a good movie. 

2. Treat her… Take mom out for a meal or a spa day. If your budget won’t allow that, then how about making a homemade picnic full of tasty treats and eating it in your garden decorated for the occasion or the park. A present wouldn’t be a bad idea either – check out these 4 DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas.

3. Long distance? Make sure to give her a call (not just a text!) and try to make it video so she can see your face. If you need ideas for a long distance Mother’s Day, then make sure to read these 10 ways to make Mother’s Day special from a distance

4. Clean and tidy her house and decorate it with some flowers! She’ll appreciate the effort you’ve gone to and if she’s often the one who ends up cleaning – it’ll also save her some work! 

5. Send her a proper Happy Mother’s Day card – even if you’ll be together on the day itself.  This will show you’ve thought about her in advance and give her a lasting memory – especially if it’s personalized with a photo of the two of you!

 

What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card: 5 Ideas

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day saying for your card might seem like a difficult task… It’s not easy to put your thoughts into words sometimes. If that’s you, simply borrow one of these Happy Mother’s Day card quotes and personalize for you or download the MyPostcard app to use one of the many perfect Mother’s Day quotes already available (free) in the app.

1. Thank you

Happy Mother's Day card quote - 'thank you for everything' example

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years, mom. You are selfless and an absolute inspiration. If only everyone could have a mother like you! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day mom. You deserve it!

2. Best mom in the world

Card quote for Happy Mother's Day - best mom

To the best mom in the world, Happy Mother’s Day! If anyone deserves a marvellous day today, it’s you. I wish you all the joy and happiness in the world. After all, there has to be some kind of perk for the job title of ‘best mom’ – other than having me as a child of course!

3. Joke

A jokey Happy Mother's Day card quote for a greeting postcard

Dearest mom, I know I’ve been a handful sometimes… Bottoms wiped, noses cleaned and tantrums endured – but nobody ever said making a masterpiece was easy! Just kidding, Happy Mother’s Day, mom! I hope you enjoy your day of being pampered (but don’t get too used to it!) 

4. Sincerity

A sincere Happy Mother's Day card quote for your card message

I’ll put it simply: You’re an absolute inspiration to me in everything you do. People say they don’t want to turn into their mothers. But if I turn out like you, I’ll consider myself blessed. Sending all my love! 

5. Famous quote

A famous quote example for a Mother's Day card message

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother.” This phrase sums up my feelings exactly! I know you’re always there for me, mom and I hope you know I’ll always be there for you too. I learned from the best! 

 

When to send your Mother’s Day card

Depending on where your mom lives, you should think about sending your card about a week in advance. If you’re wondering about prices, we’ve listed the postage costs for postcards here – both domestic and international for each country worldwide.

Read on for approximate delivery times for your country for sending cards and postcards domestically.     

The USA

Post in the USA can take up to 8 working days if you’re not posting first class – so remember to factor in the weekend and post around a week and a half ahead. 

Canada

Post in Canada usually takes about 4 working days although local and regional post should come quicker in about 2-3 days. 

The UK

Post inside of the UK takes 2-3 days to arrive or 1-2 for first class post. We recommend you leave yourself another day’s room just in case. 

Australia

In Australia, cards often take between 5-7 working days depending on where you are sending to in the country. 

Psst! You’re sending cards internationally but time’s running out to send? With MyPostcard, your cards are printed in two regions in the USA, Guernsey in the UK, Australia and Germany. Printing everyday (excluding weekends) by midday, you’re cards are guaranteed speedy delivery to neighbouring countries. 

 

Now what? 

Need help choosing the card she’ll love? Here’s how to pick out your Mother’s Day card design!  

Happy Mother’s Day and good luck choosing out your Mother’s Day card quotes!

 

 

 

Mother’s Day is fast approaching – it’s time to get nostalgic and think about future mother daughter trips. What could be better than a sweet time away from the daily grind, like bonding together on mother daughter trips? It’s time to treat the queen of the family with a grand holiday! Perhaps you’ve been away for so long, for so many reasons – be it college, work or a family of your own – but you can light up the season with the spirit of love and gratitude. With this trip, you and your mom could get the chance to reminisce old memories, as well as make fresh ones worthy of being remembered.

Wondering where to go this Mother’s Day? Here are some amazing destinations + bonding ideas you can do:

Mother Daughter Trips #1
Take her to the Hamptons

The Hamptons is a beautiful destination for Mother Daughter Trips

Characterized by beautiful English style homes and green, grassy fields, the Hamptons could be just the pleasant getaway you and your mom needed. Sleep a few nights in local inns close to the elite estates and bring back those old Hollywood dreams as you and mom walk hand in hand after a sumptuous lunch. Here, you can soak in the local arts; there’s the Southampton Arts Center, the Parrish Art Museum and the Watermill. Plus points if you and your mom are film and television buffs; you can revisit the sites where the films, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the television series Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother and The Real Housewives of New York City were shot.  Then, head to Montauk where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco to mark your stay at this iconic resort.

Mother Daughter Trips #2
Revel in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a beautiful destination for Mother Daughter Trips
Photo source: Shutterstock.com / Jim Schubert

This charming island boasts of many attractions that will definitely make your mother daughter trips around more memorable. Start with Providence, where you can take a stroll past the many shops and restaurants to quell your hunger for new delights. If you want something more tranquil, head to the beach. Kick this trip a notch up by going to New Port, a favorite spot of the elites, where dazzling mansions and yachts pervade the district. For a more eclectic adventure, how about visiting Woonsocket, known as Little Quebec. Take a picture of Hachi, a Japanese dog given as tribute at the Hachi Trail, or feast on the local gourmet while lounging in a verdant park.

Mother Daughter Trips #3
Whisk her to Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a beautiful destinations for mother daughter trips
Photo source: Shutterstock.com / CO Leong

The easternmost part of Massachusetts is a tourist favorite, thanks to its miles of serene beaches, historic sites and many renowned restaurants. Book a bed-and-breakfast before you head off for a nice jaunt; you can start off with its natural attractions, perfect if you and your mom loved biking and boat-watching activities. Go straight to Martha’s Vineyard via ferry from the Upper Cape, or shop in the bustling business hub at Barnstable. The Lower Cape stars two major museums and a famous cranberry festival that began in the 1970s. One of the best attractions to see is the Bass River, which runs through the Mid Cape towns. Enjoy the scene on a narrated cruise. If you’re about the local ecology, visit the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and tickle that botanist in your mom’s heart. The Edward Gorey House is a museum of arts and puppets, and it offers a tour for those who are interested. For a bit of romance, stop by the many lighthouses in the area and make sure to take a picture together!

Mother Daughter Trips #4
Head to Lanai

Lanai in Hawaii is an awesome location for mother daughter trips
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Want something more tropical? Visit Lanai, Hawaii and revel in the sight of the beaches, plus the amazing sunsets in the land. One perk you can grab is the Twilight Brunch especially made for Mother’s Day, which allows mom to enjoy a full stay at the beach, plus a gorgeous meal served with the local delights: seafood, poached eggs, potato crepes, and more. Ask for the sommelier wine pairings to complement your meals before you decide on your seaside dip.

Mother Daughter Trips #5
Dine in style in Miami

Miami as one of 7 cool destinations for mother daughter trips
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Give in to a splurge for mom this Mother’s Day. Reserve a dinner date in one of the grand hotels in Miami for a classy dinner, where you’ll both be treated to a captivating ocean view, the wide-open sky, and of course, amazing food. Then, proceed to Little Havana to relish the vibrant Cuban culture, and flavors, as you enjoy your stay. On the other hand, you could stay in the Design District where both of you can admire amazing art installation and exhibits after your arrival. You and your mom can grab one of the boat tours which takes you to key places in the state: this may include Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Art Deco and more. Ready your money; there are many shopping centers around where you can buy mom a present to top off your holiday treat.

Mother Daughter Trips #6
Head over to Hollywood!

Hollywood for Mother Daughter Trips

Dazzle your mom with the sight of the stars – in human form. Other than glimpses of her favourite celebrities, she’d feel like one herself as you tour her around Hollywood’s well-loved districts. Blessed with rich nightlife, shopping and art, you two will not run out of things to bond over. Take the rail or go by plane; the sight of those big letters across the hill will surely thrill her. Once you get in, take her to the famous museums: the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame, or Madame Tussauds, where you can take pictures of the celebrities (in wax) for a souvenir.

Mother Daughter Trips #7
Unwind at New Jersey

Massachusetts is a quaint town off the coast of Cape May County, popular for its beaches and its rural charm. The small district is perfect for a short stay; walk around the immaculate beaches on your arrival then head back to your inn for a warm lunch. There’s Pat’s, Bradley’s Steaks and Hoagies, Back Bay Seafood and Ristorante Luciano to fill your gastronomic wants. Watch the sunset, tell stories, and catch up with each other during your time together.

This Mother’s Day, give your time as a gift to your mom. A short escape to a fresh, new place will do you both good. Imagine the laughter and tears you’ll both have while recollecting memories of you as a child! Make new, happy ones together – not just in photographs, but in each other’s warm presence too.

Discover more: If you haven’t quite got enough of getaway destinations in the USA, take a look at our spring vacation spots.