Mother in law Mothers Day messages: daughter giving her mother a gift

When the second Sunday of May is near, Mother’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to start thinking about all those wonderful mother figures in your life. Whether you’re hosting a party in their honor or want to send a sweet card their way, you’ll want all the best words to help you say what you mean. Explore our mother-in-law Mother’s Day messages, then find the perfect Mother’s Day card to send them in.

Beautiful Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages

Mother’s Day isn’t just about your mom — it’s a day to honor all the lovely women in your life, including your mother-in-law. Here are some of our favorite happy Mother’s Day messages to send to an incredible mother-in-law

Simple Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages

Mom! Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Want something really simple yet still packed with emotion and love? Take a look at these easy one-liners that work perfectly as mother-in-law Mother’s Day messages

  • Happy Mother’s Day, [Name]! 
  • Thanks for being a great mom-in-law, [Name].
  • Have the best Mother’s Day
  • Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
  • Happy Mother’s Day to the most fabulous mother-in-law ever.
  • You’re an amazing mom-in-law
  • Thanks for being like a second mom to me, [Name]!

Heartfelt Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages

Mirrored Blooms Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Sometimes you want to say more than simply “Happy Mother’s Day.” For moments like these, a thoughtful, personalized message can really elevate your Mother’s Day card. Here are some of our favorite heartwarming mother-in-law Mother’s Day messages

  • Sending you Mother’s Day wishes on this beautiful day, [Name]. I’m so happy to call you my mother-in-law.
  • Thank you for always showing both me and [Partner’s Name] unconditional love. We’re so lucky to have you.
  • You’ve always been a wonderful mother to [Name], and a mother-in-law to me. Have a lovely day! 
  • Thanks for being an amazing mother-in-law as always, [Name]. Life wouldn’t be the same without you. 
  • Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom and mom-in-law there is. Your kindness and love are incredible.
  • Thanks for being a lovely role model not only to [Partner’s Name] but to our kids too. Happy Mother’s Day
  • Today’s all about celebrating great mothers, and you’re one of the best! 
  • I’m the luckiest to have such an incredible mother-in-law in you, [Name]. I love you! 
  • Thanks for being such a loving mother figure to me. You’re always there, through the ups and downs, and I’m so grateful. Happy Mother’s Day
  • Thank you for treating me like your own daughter. You’re the best mother-in-law anyone could wish for. 

Funny Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages

Cool Mom Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be super serious! If your mother-in-law has an incredible sense of humor, she’ll enjoy one of these funny Mother’s Day messages

  • Thank you for mostly housetraining [Partner’s Name] — it’s appreciated! 
  • Happy Honorary Mom Day, [Name]! 
  • There’s nobody else I’d want as a mother-in-law. Thank you for tolerating us! 
  • Of all the mother-in-law stereotypes out there … I’m glad you only live up to a few of them. Happy Mother’s Day
  • I’m so glad [Partner’s Name] married me, otherwise, you wouldn’t be getting this card! 
  • I hope one day I can be just like you, [Name] — just with fewer grey hairs! 
  • I’m glad I didn’t know [Partner’s Name] when they were younger. Thanks for taming them! 
  • I love you in spite of you being my mother-in-law, [Name]. Thanks for smashing all the stereotypes and being a total blast! 

Messages for a New Mother-in-Law

Mother in law Mothers Day messages: Queen Bee Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

That first Mother’s Day with a new mother-in-law can be such a fun moment. It’s the first time you get to officially address her as mother-in-law on the big day, which is so sweet. To mark the moment, here are some lovely mother-in-law Mother’s Day messages to your brand new mother-in-law.

  • Sending happy Mother’s Day wishes to a very special new mother-in-law
  • I wanted to celebrate this special Mother’s Day with you. It’s your first as my official mother-in-law. Thank you for everything you do. 
  • You’ve always been like a best friend to me — I’m so happy I now get to call you my mother-in-law
  • I look forward to always being the best daughter-in-law I can be. Happy Mother’s Day, [Name]! 
  • You’re an amazing person, [Name]. It’s an honor to finally call you mother-in-law
  • It’s so much fun to spend my life with such a wonderful woman as my mother-in-law. Here’s to many, many years together! 

Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages Across the Distance

Mother in law Mothers Day messages: We Love You Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

It’s always lovely to spend time together on special holidays like Mother’s Day. If you can’t be together this year for any reason, here’s how to make your mom-in-law feel loved and appreciated — whatever the distance. 

  • I’m so sad we won’t have our annual lunch date this year, [Name]. Sending you lots of Mother’s Day wishes from afar! 
  • Happy Mother’s Day, [Name]! We hope your adventures in [Country] are exciting and can’t wait to hear all about them when you get back.
  • Circumstances might keep us apart this year [Name], but I can’t wait to give you a big old squeeze when we see each other next. Happy Mother’s Day
  • If I could hop on the next plane to you I would. Instead, this card is a reminder of just how much you mean to me. Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother-in-law in the whole world. 
  • Happy Mother’s Day to an incredible mother-in-law! Can’t wait to catch up with you later in the week for our virtual party. 
  • This year might be different than others, but we’ll make a real celebration of things next time we meet up. Until then, Happy Mother’s Day!

Send Your Love with a Stunning Happy Mother’s Day Card

Once you’ve figured out what you want to say, you need somewhere to say it! That’s where our online Mother’s Day cards come in. Each one has been lovingly designed to help you share your gratitude and appreciation for this special figure in your life.

Take a look at some of our beautiful Mother’s Day cards to find your favorite. Each design can be personalized, so changing the colors, envelope style, and wording is easy. You get to create a totally unique greeting card just for your wonderful mother-in-law

Many Hats Card

Many Hats Card

We love how true this Many Hats card is! The best moms and mothers-in-law take on so many roles, and they’re great at all of them. Stick with one of our cute color options, or have our designer work their magic with your own color palette.

Retro Floral Frame Card

Mother in law Mothers Day messages: Retro Floral Frame Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

There’s something so gorgeous about this Retro Floral Frame card. Those bold, stunning blooms are the perfect thing to feature alongside a heartfelt greeting for your mother-in-law.

Cheers to the Queen Card

Cheers to the Queen Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Honor the real figurehead in the house with this Cheers to the Queen card. It’s super playful, which makes it perfect if you’re close to your mother-in-law and know her sense of humor well. 

Sweet Snapshot Card

Mother in law Mothers Day messages: Sweet Snapshot Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

What we love about this Sweet Snapshot card is that it’s easy to customize with its big photo area. Fill that space with an image of you and your partner, you and your mother-in-law, or the whole family together. 

Mother’s Day Flourish Card

Mother in law Mothers Day messages: Mother's Day Flourish Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Sometimes all you want is something with a hint of elegance. This Mother’s Day Flourish card is perfect for that, with its gold accents and sophisticated typography. There’s lots of room on the back for your Mother’s Day message, too. 

Find the Right Words with These Mother-in-Law Mother’s Day Messages

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let your mother-in-law know just how special she is to you. Whether you keep it short and sweet or write a heartfelt paragraph about how grateful you are for her, what you say is sure to put a smile on their face. 

Use our wording ideas as inspiration to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day card message. Then, choose an online card that you know she’ll absolutely adore. Customize it with your own colors and wording, then send it on its way to land in her inbox as Mother’s Day begins.