Mothers Day ecard on a tablet

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, and we’re so excited to be celebrating all those incredible mother figures in our lives. They mean the world to us all year round, but this day’s all about making them the center of attention. 

If you’re ready to find and customize the perfect Mother’s Day ecard, this guide’s for you. We’ll cover why they’re such a great idea, show you how to find and personalize one, and share a few Mother’s Day card designs to get you started. 

What Is a Mother’s Day Ecard?

Mothers Day ecard: Mother's Day Botanical Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

A Mother’s Day ecard, or online card, is a lot like a traditional Mother’s Day card — only it’s something you send by email or text instead. Rather than physically mailing a card to someone, all the magic happens online. 

Mother’s Day ecards are wonderful for any mom or mom figure in your life. They give you an easy, affordable way to share your gratitude with your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or close family friend. 

Why Mother’s Day Ecards Are a Wonderful Idea

Best Mom Ever Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Sending an online card can be a joyful experience (with a lot less waste). Here are some other reasons why sending Mother’s Day ecards is an ideal choice this year. 


Online Mother’s Day cards are an affordable alternative to buying one from the store and mailing it. If you’re on a really tight budget, you might also be able to find free Mother’s Day ecards that you can send to a mom figure in your life. 

Plenty of Themes and Styles

With online cards, you’re not limited by the selection in front of you at the store or what you find on a retailer’s website. Instead, you can choose from a wide range of designs with different themes, styles, lettering options, and color palettes. This makes it easier than ever to choose a Mother’s Day ecard that you know your recipient will adore. 

Highly Customizable

Not only do you get plenty of choices when it comes to design options with online cards, but you can often personalize them further — at no extra cost. At Greenvelope, you can choose between a handful of color options for most designs, or work with our online designers to create something more bespoke. You can also change up the wording, style, and placement, and add extra wording if you like. This means you can craft a personalized Mother’s Day greeting card in an easy, affordable, and fun way. 

Easy to Send

Our digital Mother’s Day cards are perfect if you don’t love waiting in line — or tend to wait until the last minute. With ecards, you can do everything from the comfort of your own computer and craft something beautiful. When you’re finished with your design, our interactive process makes it ultra-easy to send out — you simply add your recipient’s email address or cell phone number and immediately send or schedule your card. 

Environmentally Friendly

Ecards aren’t just a fun way to wish someone a happy Mother’s Day — they’re also a wonderful step towards a greener future. Greenvelope customers have helped save 990,000 pounds of paper by using the service, and we’ve been able to plant over 26,000 trees. Online cards are also a personal alternative to printable or traditionally bought cards, with positive eco-credentials too. 

How to Find and Personalize the Perfect Mother’s Day Ecards

Mothers Day ecard: We Love You Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

There are so many stunning Mother’s Day cards or general greeting cards that you can transform into the perfect Mother’s Day ecard. Here’s how to narrow your shortlist down and personalize your Mother’s Day ecard.

Choose Your Card Type

First, think about your recipients and choose a card that suits them. Consider whether you want to go sweet, funny, modern, or more traditional, and let that inform your shortlist. 

If you’re sending a card to a new mom celebrating a first-ever Mother’s Day, an adorable and heartfelt design could be ideal. For other mother figures, a funny Mother’s Day ecard could be the best choice. You might even prefer a card design that’s not overly focused on the Mother’s Day aspect, and instead, use the space to write a thoughtful message. 

Look for a Design They’ll Love

With some of the basics sorted, start browsing our collection of Mother’s Day cards to see what catches your eye. Think about what your recipient loves, and seek out a card that speaks to their personal interests, hobbies, and tastes. 

A stunning floral card with elegant fonts is a lovely choice for a heartfelt Mother’s Day card. For a close friend who’s a fun mother figure in your life, a more striking modern design might work best. There are so many different styles to choose from, with everything from watercolors to typography-focused designs.

Customize Your Mother’s Day Card

One of the best things about Mother’s Day ecards is that you can customize them. Some designs feature a photo area, and you can also customize wording areas, add new blocks of text, and choose from different font options. 

Add Your Own Mother’s Day Wording

A wonderful way to finish off your beautifully customized Mother’s Day ecard is with a few personal words of love, gratitude, or joy. A personalized message can bring your ecard to life and make it feel extra-special. 

Feature a famous quote or take inspiration from the wording ideas below to come up with something sweet and charming. You could even write your own Mother’s Day poem

Wording Inspiration for Your Happy Mother’s Day Ecard

Best Mom Card

Design: Ellen Schlegelmilch Design

A simple yet sweet “Happy Mother’s Day” is great, but if you’re looking for a little more, here are some Mother’s Day sayings to inspire you. 

  • Happy Mother’s Day! I love you to the outer galaxies and beyond! 
  • Thinking of you today and always, Mom.
  • You’re the most amazing mom in the world! 
  • Have a beautiful Mother’s Day, [Name].
  • I have the best mom ever. Thank you for always being there for me.
  • My mom is better than … everyones! I love you.
  • Happy Mother’s Day, [Name]. Hope you have a special day
  • Sending you warm wishes from both of us this Mother’s Day.
  • You’re such a special mother-in-law. I’m lucky to have you in my life! 

For more ideas and inspiration, see our guide on Mother’s Day messages

More of Our Favorite Mother’s Day Ecard Designs

Mothers Day ecard: Modern Palm Lily Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Ready to create your dream Mother’s Day ecard? Here’s a handpicked selection of a few favorite designs you can customize.

Cheers to the Queen Mother’s Day Card

Cheers to the Queen Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

How awesome is this Cheers to the Queen card? It’s the ideal card to accompany a quirky or comical Mother’s Day message, and it also works perfectly for anyone who’s a mother figure to you alongside your mom.

Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

Mothers Day ecard: Mother's Day Bouquet Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Bring a vintage touch to your celebrations this year with this stunning Mother’s Day Bouquet card. The gorgeous illustration takes center stage on the front, while there’s plenty of space on the back for your thoughtful greeting. 

Lush Peonies Mother’s Day Card

Mothers Day ecard: Lush Peonies Card

Design: Paper Raven Co. (photo courtesy of Carina Skrobecki)

Let a beautiful photo of you and your mom shine through with this Lush Peonies card. The bright flowers really draw the eye to the photo area, and there’s plenty of room on the reverse for a sweet message or even a Mother’s Day poem.

Say It with Love This Mother’s Day

Sending a Mother’s Day card is such a simple yet lovely way to show you care. Choose something upbeat and funny with a humorous message inside, or go for adorable and sweet with a heartfelt note penned by you. 

However you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, there’s a Mother’s Day ecard for you. Take a look through our collection, find one you love, and customize your ecard until it’s exactly what you want. When you’re all set, you’re just a few clicks away from wishing someone special a very Happy Mother’s Day.