Ode To Moms

The perfect Mother’s Day card inside and out

Sashenka Paatz


Your mom doesn’t require perfection from you, but I’m sure you know how much it means to her when you string a few thoughtful words together for her.

Mother’s Day Card. (Photos by Sashenka Paatz)

The Outside: Design

A card in itself is a sweet gesture to be sure, but let’s face it, your mom deserves to feel like a queen this Mother’s Day. If that’s the goal, then a handmade original is best.

…your mom deserves to feel like a queen this Mother’s Day.

My number one source for card design inspiration is Pinterest. The platform has literally thousands of ideas. Make sure to use your mom’s favourite colours in your design pallet.

Pinterest Mother’s Day cards.

If paper crafts are not your thing, you can always find a quote or image and print it out on card stock. The internet or your own camera roll are great places to find fun and sentimental covers for a card. Whether it’s a picture of you and your mom or a quote from Mother Teresa, your mom will feel the love.

Of course, you can buy a card ( I won’t tell). The best place to look for unique designs is Etsy. While you haven’t made a card yourself, someone else has used their creative genius to do the work for you. Purchasing from Etsy also supports small businesses, so it’s a win-win.

Etsy Mother’s Day cards.

The Inside: Words

Remember to put the date (May 10, 2020) somewhere inside your Mother’s Day Card. If your mom is anything like mine, she keeps everything and will one day look back on your gorgeous work of art and wonder when she received it.

Address your card to your mom by using an endearing nickname that you use to refer to her. I call my mom “momma girl”, so I always start with, “Dearest Momma Girl…”. It may sound a little out of fashion, but trust me, she’ll love it!

“Dearest Momma Girl…”



Sashenka Paatz

Canadian journalist, traveller and teacher with a passion for creativity, organization, teaching and advocating for others.