Don’t forget your Mother’s Day cards! Buying your card at a local store can get pretty pricy – especially when you have more than just mom to buy for; wife, grandmother, sister, friend, etc. I end up walking out with six Mother’s Day cards each year, and the cards are nothing special. I couldn’t even tell you a week later what the card read since most only include a generic poem or a funny joke. There is also nothing like seeing duplicate Mother’s Day cards sitting on the mantle. This year I was on a mission to save some money, and come up with something unique! My go to website is Etsy for all things unique. Below are 15 totally inventive Mother’s Day cards, and I promise that your brother or sister will not have something so cool for mom this year!
Some moms are not the sappy type, so a funny card might be her style. Sons, for example, are more likely to pick out a funny card for their mom, as they do not always show their compassionate side. Funny cards are not necessarily a LOL (laugh out loud) funny, but they can be clever like “Thanks for the good looks!” or “Mother? More like Superhero.”
The traditional, sappy Mother’s Day card includes all the reasons why you love your mom! It’s important to her know she means so much to you and how special she is. Cards can express all the things you forget to say throughout the year to her. Sometimes a sappy poem may sound cheesy to you, but you know mom will cry over it. Photo cards can be a great way to make a Mother’s Day personal. By doing a photo card, the card becomes a nice Mother’s Day gift: A picture to be framed, so she can be reminded how much you love her every day of the year!
Something a little artsy, a little cut, is an easy way to go. No cheesy poems or vulgar jokes here! It’s all for you to personalize. Usually coming with a creative front and the inside blank, you are able to write from your heart. Some of the cute cards from Etsy are handmade and can sometimes have a little keepsake you can take off.
Can’t forget your Momma’s Momma! She is the original mother, so we have to get a nice card for Grandma. Mother’s Day cards can be a little tricky for a grandmother and some people have a Nana or a Grammy or a Mimi, etc. There are so many names a grandmother can be called that trying to find a card from the store can become a headache. Since a majority of the cards on Etsy are customizable, you can switch out the generic “Grandma” for “Nana.”
Don’t settle for what everyone else is doing this year when picking out a Mother’s Day card. Make it a little more personal by telling mom what YOU mean. Most Etsy cards are customizable and are very unique! Trust me, you will get extra brownie points showing mom you put some actual thought into picking her a card, rather than picking the most popular one at your local grocery store. You never know, she might keep this card forever! Whether your Mom is the fun, sappy or artsy type, Etsy has cards available for everyone. Even for Grandmas and Nanas!
See a card you like for you Mom or Grandma? Click on the image to follow the link to Etsy to buy it from the artist.