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14 Not Too Sickeningly Sweet (or Goofy) Mother’s Day Cards

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A well-curated Mother’s Day gift deserves a thoughtful card to go with it — especially if you aren’t able to deliver your gift in person this year. (And if a yearlong pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that absence does make the heart grow fonder.) Thankfully, you can still let the moms in your life know just how much they’re appreciated with one of the heartfelt, not-too-cheesy cards we’ve found for every type of mom, from the mom who’s young at heart to the many-times-over grandmother — all of which you can buy on Amazon, and most with two-day shipping. (And to make sure that they’re all really something special that you couldn’t just pick up at the drugstore, we’ve excluded cards from Hallmark and American Greetings.) One word of warning: Today is the last day to order your card to ensure delivery on or before Mother’s Day — Sunday, May 9 — so if you see one you like, don’t dillydally.

For the mom who loves a good pun

For the mom who gives the best bear hugs

For the mom with seasonal allergies

For the mom–slash–TikToker

For the mom who always texts back

For the mom who likes to keep it simple

For the mom with a green thumb

For the mom who’s still a spring chicken

For the mom who loves flowers

For the mom who birthed you (and won’t let you forget it)

For the mom who misses the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

For the mom who’s tech-savvy

For the mom who loves a schmear

For the grandmother (who never forgets to call)

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14 Not Too Sickeningly Sweet (or Goofy) Mother’s Day Cards