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Show You Care With A Card

Eva Amurri Martino sits at her kitchen table to fill out a collection of Hallmark Signature Mother's Day cards

*Many thanks to Hallmark Signature for sending these beautiful cards and sponsoring this post! As always the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own.

It’s almost time to celebrate the incredible Moms in our lives! There are so many special things about my Mom, but one of the most special has to be how loved she makes people feel– especially with her writing.  My Mom has always written the best cards– Birthday cards, Christmas Cards, Just-Because cards.  Cards she sent to camp, or in our school lunchboxes.  One of her gifts as a parent was (and still is!) making all three of her kids feel so special, and reminding us that she is always thinking of us whether she is near or far.

Eva Amurri Martino's white kitchen table is decorated with a trio of vases filled with pink tulips, and an array of mother's day greeting cards

Details of the colorful Hallmark Signature mother's day greeting cards

My Mom definitely passed down this appreciation for a heartfelt and beautifully written card to me.  To this day, I will always tell my husband that I much prefer a thoughtful card or letter to any gift he could buy me.  When I receive especially important or touching cards, I always save them! Kyle and I even wrote each other cards the night before our wedding day to open on our five year wedding anniversary.  We opened those this year! As a Mom now myself, I continue this tradition with my own children– and of course I love getting cards from them too!  Every year for Mother’s Day, I try to honor my Mom by writing her a special Hallmark card with some sweet words inside.  This year, I’m loving the Hallmark Signature Mother’s Day cards .

Details of a colorful, embroidered Hallmark Signature Mother's Day card

Details of a Hallmark Signature floral mother's day greeting card

Eva Amurri Martino shows off a particularly fancy lucite Hallmark Signature Greeting Card for mother's day

Eva Amurri Martino shows off a particularly fancy lucite Hallmark Signature Greeting Card for mother's day

Eva Amurri Martino shows off a particularly fancy lucite Hallmark Signature Greeting Card for mother's day

The cards are so gorgeous– beautifully decorated with lots of intricate, special features.  Every single card has something that sets it apart and delivers a wow-factor– just like each special and unique mother in our lives! I was blown away by the quality of the Hallmark Signature cards.  One card has “Mom” popping off the face of the card, created by tons of tiny paper flowers and beads.  Another is a lucite rectangle with “Life Is Beautiful” written in gold… and the back transforms to make it a charming desk or mantle decoration for years to come.  Yet another gorgeous card is completely embroidered with a vibrant bouquet of flowers.  It’s impossible not to be blown away by the detailing.  For my own Mom, I settled on the three dimensional “Mom” card.  Besides the sweet design, the message inside reads “There’s no other Mom like you…Lucky me.  Happy Mother’s Day” I think it sums up my feelings perfectly and is the best way to spark all my thoughts that I want to write down in my message!

Eva Amurri Martino selects a floral, raised motif Mother's Day card to fill out for her Mother

Eva Amurri Martino selects a floral, raised motif Mother's Day card to fill out for her Mother

Eva Amurri Martino writes a personal message in the Hallmark Signature card she selected to gift her Mom on Mother's Day

I think on Mother’s Day it’s so important to take the time to write the Mothers in our lives a special message.  It can be your own Mom, somebody in your life who has been a motherly figure to you, or even other Moms that you admire.  All we as Moms crave is the recognition that what we are doing is meaningful, that it’s making a difference in our children’s lives, that our efforts are being noticed and cherished.  Of course we would do our mothering regardless (Mothers are a tireless breed!) but a little appreciation goes a long way.  I know that any compliments I have ever gotten about my role as a Mother have glowed brighter in my heart than any other compliment I have ever received.

Eva seals her Mother's Day card with a pink kiss

Eva seals her Mother's Day card for her Mom with a pink kiss

This Mother’s Day, I encourage you to sit down and think about what is special about the Mom or Mothers in your life. What is each mom’s signature?  What makes them THEM.  What essence of them is undeniable and irreplaceable? Even reflecting on this will bring so much gratitude to your own heart, and I promise you a beautiful Hallmark Signature card with these meaningful thoughts written down will be the best gift she will receive.  It felt so amazing to write my Mom her Hallmark Signature card and tell her every way she’s special to me.

Eva Amurri Martino and her six month old son, Major Martino, look at Hallmark Signature Mother's Day Cards at the kitchen table of their Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino lifts her six month old son, Major Martino, in to the air

Major even got in on the action! He loved the cards (so many things to pull on for a six month old! Ha!) and I think he even selected his favorite to fill out for me on Mother’s Day.  I’ll have to wait and see what he chooses to write inside…I have a feeling it will be short and sweet.  LOL.  Every mom has a Signature. This Mother’s Day celebrate her with a Hallmark Signature card.

Colorful mother's day cards surround a bouquet of pink tulips

Click here to find a Hallmark Signature card near you for the perfect card this Mother’s Day!

Are you a card-lover like me? Let me know in the comments below!

**My Top and Jeans, Major’s Sweatshirt by Beru Kids

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10 Comments

  1. Alicia says:

    Very pretty cards and I love the tradition of writing letters and cards. I still do it and it’s just so much more personal 🙂

    05.08.17Reply
  2. Alessan says:

    Major is turning blonde like Lowie!!!!!

    05.08.17Reply
  3. Kim says:

    I love sending and receiving cards and letters. I have a special box that I keep them all in. They are some of my most treasured possessions. 🙂

    05.08.17Reply
    • I keep mine in a box as well, and I always think it’s amazing how we think we will always remember what’s written inside, but I go through and reread them from time to time and realize that I had totally forgotten lots of the special messages. Just more reminders of why it’s so important to keep special correspondence. 🙂

      05.10.17Reply
  4. Karen J says:

    These are gorgeous! I have always loved stationary and even used to hand make similar cards for special events, but now I’m a mom and ain’t nobody got time for that! Ha ha 😁 I also couldn’t agree more with your comment on the most meaningful compliments are those regarding your role as a mother, the simple phrase ‘You’re a great mom’ seriously always makes me so happy I cry! (And it makes my childless friends very uncomfortable lol) Some day they’ll get it;)

    05.09.17Reply
    • Hahaha yes, Momlife = waaaay less personal crafting time.
      Don’t worry, our kids won’t want to hang out with us anymore in like 10 years and you can craft again! LOL

      05.10.17Reply
  5. Lovely post Eva,beautiful cards,i always make sure to write and send cards to people that i love,it is such a beautiful gesture,even better than a gift,it comes from the heart,i always keep the ones i get 🙂

    05.11.17Reply
  6. Julie says:

    i get sad at mother’s day, i must admit. mom to 2 really successful and smart sons, who have families of their own. they make a big deal for their wives, who are the moms to their kids. i’m grateful that they are such good husbands and daddies, but miss the times we use to share. (no daughters, only sons. train Major well! 🙂
    wishing you a great mom’s day!

    05.12.17Reply