Mother's Day Message in Japanese Language: What to write in a Mother’s Day card

Mother's Day 2023 in Japan : Sunday, 14 May 2023

Here are 10 sample Japanese messages that you can write in a Mother's Day card (母の日カード・ははのひかーど) :

Note: 'Happy Mother's Day' is often translated into 「母の日おめでとう」 or 「母の日おめでとうございます」, which means 'Congratulations on Mother's Day' if translated back into English. Some people wonder why 'Congratulations'? In Japan, it is more common to use 「母の日ありがとう」, which means 'Thanks for Mother's Day', in Mother's Day cards. However, some companies, like gift shops or flower shops, still use 「母の日おめでとう」 or 「母の日おめでとうございます」on their Mother's Day message templates. While not incorrect, these phrases might not sound very natural in Japanese. In the following sample messages, we have opted for 「ハッピーマザーズデー」, which is 'Happy Mother's Day' written in Katakana.


Translation: Happy Mother's Day! Thank you always. Thanks to you, I am happy.


Translation: I love you, Mom. Thank you for always being by my side. I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart.


Translation: On Mother's Day, I always feel your warmth and love. I am truly a fortunate child.


Translation: Thank you for always supporting and encouraging me. Sending my gratitude on Mother's Day.


Translation: I want to express heartfelt gratitude on Mother's Day. Because of you, I can become stronger.


Translation: Thank you, Mom. I grew up surrounded by your kindness and love, and I am leading a happy life.


Translation: Sending a Mother's Day card. Thank you for always supporting me, even in your busy schedule.


Translation: Happy Mother's Day. I am filled with gratitude for always supporting my dreams.


Translation: Mom, thank you for always being there with a smile. Your smile is my happiness.


Translation: Sending my thoughts on Mother's Day. I am truly a happy child because you love me.

Feel free to choose the message that resonates with your feelings and relationship with your mother.