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14 Mother's Day Cards That Aren't Lame

Bypass the stale supermarket selection and send Mom a card that will make her laugh.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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There are some pretty clever cards if you know where to look.


Finding a Mother's Day card isn't too hard, since any grocery store or pharmacy should have a healthy supply by now. But procuring one with a Mother's Day message that's funny, clever or unique -- well, that's another thing altogether. Most commercial cards are forgettable at best and often downright bad. I think we can all agree that Mom deserves better. 

For the mother of all greeting card holidays, we scoured the web to find 15 Mother's Day cards -- some sweet, some funny -- that'll surely put a smile on Mom's face and land a spot on the fridge.

Read more: The 9 Best Brunch Baskets to Send Mom for Mother's Day

Remember, you'll need to order these cards early enough so you get them and still have time to sign and mail them (if you won't be seeing your mom in person). For the record, Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14. Check with the individual seller to make sure the timing will work, since sending a late Mother's Day card could get you... grounded.

mean girls quote cool mom card

Let the iconic Mean Girls quote speak for itself.

orchid greeting card

A sweet pun starring a beloved flower. What's not to love?


It won't take Mom six tries to figure out her favorite child after she opens this one.


Better than all the rest. 


If your mom identifies as a total Moira Rose from Schitt's Creek, this card will be right up her alley.


You can never go wrong with a well-crafted avocado pun.


OK. I admit it. I laughed out loud when I read this and then immediately bought one to send to my mother. If the mom or motherly figure you're sending a card to appreciates a seriously sweet pun, look no further than this mother-child raisin duo.

mothers day card

Too real? Well, sometimes you really have to go there to make someone laugh. Plus, what's so great about grandkids anyways?


Mom's a queen and there's no doubt about that, so send this clever card featuring the British rock sensation and its flamboyant frontman, Freddie Mercury.


Well, this is awkward. 

Nelson Line

If your mom calls you by one of your sibling's names more often than your own... well, first of all you should give her a break, it is Mother's Day after all. Secondly, buy this card, because she'll probably find it hysterical.

etsy card

Moms come in all forms and aren't limited to the person who gave birth to us. For that reason, there are oh-so-sweet cards like this one to send on Mother's Day -- or any day, for that matter. 


If Mom is a cherry blossom fan, she'll swoon over this greeting card.


I swear this card will make Mom giggle.

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