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

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This year, Mother’s Day will look a little different than years past. With many states still following coronavirus stay-at-home orders, in-person brunches will probably be skipped and people will be forced to celebrate while social distancing, making cards more important now than ever. Thankfully, you can still let the moms in your life know just how much they are appreciated with one of the heartfelt, not-too-cheesy cards we’ve found on Amazon for every type of mom, from the superhero mothers to many-times-over grandmothers.

One word of warning: If you haven’t already, buy your card today. If Prime was your saving grace in years past, we recommend being a little more proactive about your card shopping this year, as shipping is taking longer than usual. (With Mother’s Day only a few days away, some of the expected delivery dates are cutting it very close, like morning-of close, and expedited shipping isn’t available.) Given those long-lead shipping dates and the fact that many of your local card emporiums might be closed, we’ve also included Hallmark and American Greetings cards so you can shop around.

For the mom who loves flowers

For the mom who loves a surprise

For the mom who prefers pink

For the mom you forgot to send flowers to

For the mom who killed the orchid you gave her last year

For the mom who misses her daily walks in the park

For the mom who loves playing with her kid

For the mom who doubles as a superhero

For the mom who makes the bake sale best sellers

For the mom who appreciates woodworking

For the mom who likes to keep it simple

For the mom who saves the Sunday comics

For the cat mom

For the mom who has a dog (or a hamster or a tarantula)

For the mom who’s always had your back

For the person who has multiple moms to celebrate

For the grandmother who needs a little extra love today

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