What should you write in your Mother's Day card based on her personality?
You’ve finally found the perfect Mother’s Day gift. (And if you haven’t, check out our blog on the subject.) But you still need to get her a card. The card companies may have done a great job on the outside of the card, but what are you going to write on the inside? You can’t just say “Happy Mother’s Day” to the woman who brought you life! Read ahead to figure out the perfect card message for your mom based on her personality.
The Dominant Style Mom:
This mom is always busy, and she knows how to take charge. If you have a D style mom, you were more afraid of her disciplinary style than anyone else’s. D moms are active and task-oriented. They seem to take their job as your mother very seriously; and they don’t like it when you question their authority. This mom might have enjoyed the phrase “because I said so, that’s why!” Your mom was protective of you, and she had high expectations for your behavior and accomplishments. Because you turned out so well, she’s proud of the job she did in raising you because she knows you know how to get things done.
Mother's Day Card Message:
“Dear Mom- Thanks for raising me to be the man/woman that I am. I couldn’t have accomplished all that I have without your support and guidance. Thank you for showing me how to be strong. I can realize my dreams because of you. Love you.”
Why Your Mom will Like This Message- It shows that she taught you how to accomplish your goals and be strong, and it gives her some credit for getting you to this point.
The Inspiring Style Mom:
The Inspiring Style Mom just wants to have fun and be your best friend. Popular with your peers, she always knew how to make you laugh and what to say to encourage you. The I style mom is fast-paced and spontaneous. She is social and creative, and maybe just a little bit flighty. I Moms always wanted to talk about a problem when it came up because she hated when there was tension in the house.
What to Write in a Mother's Day Card:
Pick a card that is funny or creative and beautiful (like a pop-up card or one that plays music.) Bonus points if it refers to some inside joke between you and her.
“Hey (insert cute nickname you have for your mom here)! Happy Mother’s Day to the coolest mom there is! Thanks for being my best friend and my inspiration. You always knew exactly what to say and I love you! From: (cute nickname she has for you)”
Why Your Mom will Like this Message: It shows that you appreciate her for the traits that she likes most about herself- her ability to inspire and the fact that she’s a great friend with a sense of humor.
The Steady Style Mom:
The Steady Style Mom is the most self-sacrificing mom. She sees her main role in the world as being part of an unbreakable bond- the bond between mother and child. The S Mom seeks security, and is very protective and possessive of you. Because you will always be her baby, and she will never stop worrying about you. Her whole identity revolves around the fact that she is a mom. She is people oriented and family oriented and she appreciates traditions. S Moms are very nurturing. She probably always made sure you (and your friends) were well-fed, well-rested, and ready for the day. She took good care of you, and it seems like it is her favorite accomplishment.
What to Write in Your Mom’s Card:
“Thank you for everything that you have done for me, for all of your sacrifices, for knowing that you would always be there for me. I love you with my whole heart and I will always be there for you. I’ll always be your baby. Love, (your childhood nickname here)”
Why Your Mom will Like This Message: She desires security, so she will likely love hearing that you're never going to abandon her and that you will always be her baby. She also wants to be appreciated for everything she's done for you, though she'd never ask you to tell her that.
The Conscientious Style Mom:
The Conscientious Style Mom is a mom who plays by the rules. Before she had you, she did all the research on how to feed you, potty train you, encourage your language development, you name it. She does the research rarely shoots from the hip.
The C Style Mom kept organized calendars for all of your activities, and made you stick to routines. She placed high expectations on your work and behavior. The C Mom is slow to act, contemplative, and a bit of a perfectionist. She may have kept your house very clean. This mom is the very last mom to flake on you. She takes her responsibilities seriously. Conscientious Moms are not very flexible, and you may have resented that as a teen. But when you grew up, you realized how her firm boundaries and rigid routines trained you to become the practical, wonderful, self-disciplined person that you are. Thanks, mom.
Mother's Day Message:
"Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for raising me and for taking such good care of me. You are a wonderful person and I've always admired your integrity. I am so lucky to have such a kind, nurturing, smart, and caring mother. I wouldn't be who I am without you. Thank you for being just perfect."
Why Your Mom will Like This Message: C Style Moms are very humble, so any card message praising her will probably make her a little embarrassed. But she will sincerely appreciate being recognized for a job well done. She was probably very critical of her parenting skills, so hearing that she did a perfect job will make her day.