Looking to show your mother some love on her birthday? Start her special day right with a thoughtfully written birthday message!
Use the example phrases below to create a perfectly sweet birthday card for mom.
The birthday wishes below are great for demonstrating just how much you love your mom! Take one of the starter messages on this list and add your own details and personality for a thoughtful and memorable birthday card to your mother.
Dear mom, happy birthday! You've been the bright and shining light in my life for decades now. I know that I can always look to you for support and guidance. I'm so glad that today we get to celebrate you!
Happy birthday, mom! Your example of a strong, caring, and hilarious woman has inspired me since I was old enough to remember. Love you!
Happy birthday to the woman who puts everyone else first. I hope today you allow yourself some R&R! We love you and appreciate everything you do.
Dear mom, you're a role model and a shining example of what it means to be a resilient, confident, and awe-inspiring woman. I'm so proud that I get to call you MY mom. Happy birthday!
Everything I've learned and accomplished is thanks to you, mom. I appreciate your encouragement over the years and am so fortunate to have such an incredible mother in my life. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the most caring and beautiful woman I know. You touch the lives of everyone around you, especially mine. I love you! Let's celebrate you today.
Mom, on your birthday, I just wanted to take a minute to tell how much I love you and respect you. I've looked up to your example for years now, and I'm looking forward to many more. Happy birthday!
Dearest mother, you've earned a wonderful birthday and so much more. I wish I could return even a fraction of the joy you've brought my life! I appreciate your guidance and care, today and always. Happy birthday!
I'm saying it in a card today because it's your birthday, but I mean it every single day: I love you, mom! Your example has been a guiding light in my life, and I hope that I can make as much of a positive impact on the people around me as you do. Happy birthday!
Mom, I know I don't say it enough, but I appreciate everything you do for me. Not only are you MY amazing mother, but you're also the best grandmother to my kids. Happy birthday from the whole family!
Happy birthday, mom! You gave me the gift of life and, even better, taught me how to live well. Thank you for being you.
Mom, you're a blessing to every person you meet—not the least of whom is me! I am so proud to be your son and am thankful for the many lessons you've taught me over the years. Happy birthday to the best mom around.
Happy birthday, mom! We're telling you today, but it's true every day: we love you. Thank you for helping me through the challenging times and for cheering me on in the good times. I'm a better person for having you to help me!
Mom, you taught me to live life to the fullest, and I can't tell you how grateful I am for your constant support and encouragement. I hope you'll let me treat you on your birthday—you deserve it! Happy birthday.
Mom, you taught me how to talk, how to walk, and how to be. I am grateful for your love and can't imagine my life without you. Sending you hugs and birthday wishes!
Everyone tells me how much I look like you, mom. I only hope that I've inherited your grace, charm, and wit, too! Happy birthday to a remarkable mother.
Happy birthday to my dearest mother. May this year bring joy, peace, and a whole lot of adventure! I'm looking forward to the memories we'll make in the year to come.
Mom, the older we get, the more I realize just how much I rely on your steady support—and sometimes your brutal honesty! I would not be where I am today without you showing me the way. Happy birthday!
If your mom loves a good chuckle or is always dishing out a little teasing to you, make her laugh with one of these hilarious birthday messages.
Happy birthday to the woman who (unfortunately for her…) knows me better than anyone. Love you mom!
Sending the happiest of birthday greetings to my favorite mother! May the candles on your cake outnumber the wrinkles on your face.
Mom, you passed down so many valuable life lessons…all except how to bake a cake. So I'll do you a favor and buy the cake instead. Happy birthday!
You've always been the best Mama Bear around. Could I even BEAR life without you? No way! Love you and happy birthday!
Happy birthday to my Mommie Dearest! I mean that in the literal, non-Hollywood meaning of the word. (Or do I? Ha!) Either way, I love you.
Happy, happy birthday to the woman who, no matter how hard she tries, can never escape being my mother. Love you so much!
Hi mom! Happy birthday from your most favorite child in the whole wide world. (You can tell [brother] I said that.) Can't wait to celebrate with you!
Happy birthday, mom! I can't believe we managed to fit all the candles on your cake. Next year we may not be so lucky—or at least you'll need a bigger cake.
Hey mom! Did you know you're getting old? HA! Happy birthday to the oldest mom I've ever had.
Happy birthday, mom! Age is just a number… but don't worry, it's a number I'll keep to myself. You're welcome.
Happiest of birthdays to my dear mother! When life gets hard, I hope you remember that you made it through my teenage years—and absolutely nothing could be worse than that. I love you.
With 30 years of experience, I can confidently say that there's no better mother than you. Happy birthday, mom!
Mom, you're the best. I wouldn't trade you for anything! (Well, maybe for a billion dollars… but we know that won't happen.) Happy birthday to a genuinely priceless mother.
No one knows me like you, mom—no matter how much you wish you could un-know some things about me. Thanks for putting up with my crazy and somehow loving me anyway. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, mom! Here's to many more years of driving each other up the wall.
Is it your birthday again?! Don't worry—you can blame all those gray hairs on having unruly children like me. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I know that nothing could be more wonderful than having me as a child, but I'll sweeten the deal with a little birthday treat. Love you!
Mom, all of my best traits come from you. And maybe all of my worst ones, too…. thanks for that. Happy birthday!
Stay awesome, mom! I mean, it's hard not to when you've got me for a kid. Happy birthday!
Mom, you're the complete package: funny, beautiful, caring, and just a little bit crazy. I wouldn't have it any other way. Happy birthday!
As a little bonus for your mom's birthday wishes, add a meaningful quote to your card! Especially if you've just teased her with a lighthearted joke about aging, these quotes are a nice way to show that you really do love her after all.
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." — William Makepeace Thackeray
"If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." — Stevie Wonder
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." — George Eliot
"A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place." — Amy Tan
"We are born of love; love is our mother." — Rumi
"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." — Tenneva Jordan
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." — Victor Hugo
"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow." — Maya Angelou
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." — Victor Hugo
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." — Rudyard Kipling
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