Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Actually, it’s closer… it’s less than a week away! Yikes. 😬
Did you forget? I’ll admit, I kinda forgot. With everything going on in the world right now, it just doesn’t feel same as it usually does.
Luckily, last weekend, my husband and I were at Target and saw the Mother’s Day card section. It served as a great reminder that Mother’s Day is on its way and we’d better get our butts into gear.
I suggested we get our cards now, while there is still a selection, and he agreed. We began the search and started pulling different cards we liked.
My husband found one for his mom and flipped it over to see the price.
“9 dollars?!” he exclaimed in confusion.
He looked at me, his eyes wide with disbelief, and repeated, “This card is 9 dollars!” I was surprised, too. How could a piece of card stock with pretty words be so expensive??
It didn’t help that we had just reviewed our budget earlier that day and determined we needed to cut back. We were looking at everything through the lens of our new budget and, maybe, that’s why the $9 price came as such a shock. 🤔
Nah, I think it’s still a ridiculous amount to pay for a card.
Here’s my philosophy- If I’m paying $9 for something, then it better taste damn good or I better be able to use the item frequently.
I’m a millennial, which is, for the most part, synonymous with debt and student loans. I don’t have the luxury of spending $9 on a piece of card stock that will just end up in the trash a few months from now.
After looking at a few other cards which were in the $7-$9 range, we gave up the search and decided to make our own this year.
I figured since I create wedding stationery for my Etsy shop that I could make a few Mother’s Day cards, no problem.
When I was finished, I had made 3 cards and couldn’t decide which one to pick! I wanted to share the cards I created because no one should have to spend $9 on a greeting card, not even on Mother’s Day.
Your love for your mom is not measured in the amount you spend on her Mother’s Day card. Much like people, it’s what’s on the inside of the card that counts. ❤️
Print your free mother’s day card below and write your mom a heartfelt note. She’ll appreciate your loving words more than an expensive card.
How to Print Your Free Mother’s Day Card
- Click one of the photos above and download the PDF.
- Print the PDF. Be sure your printer does not “scale” the document. Print on your normal or default setting.
- Trim the card. I would recommend taking a pencil and drawing a faint line just beyond the trim marks. Use a scrapbook trimmer, if you have one. This will keep all the edges straight.
- Fold the card in half, gently. Once you have a crease, hold the card closed, and slide a closed pen over the crease to flatten it.
- Open the card and write a thoughtful note to your mom.
That’s it! Each of these cards are 5×7” and will fit into any A7 (5.25”x7.25”) envelope. Enjoy!
Hope everyone has a safe & happy Mother’s Day! 💐