DIY Mother's Day card: let your creativity flow!


It's almost Mother's Day! The day when we honor and thank our mothers for everything they do for us. But did you know that Mother's Day hasn't been celebrated in the Netherlands for very long? And how can you ensure that your mother has the best Mother's Day ever? With a personal poem, of course! Read on to learn how to write the perfect Mother's Day poem together with the little ones. Because let's be honest, what's better than surprising your mother with a homemade gift?

What is Mother's Day exactly?

Mother's Day is celebrated in the Netherlands every year on the second Sunday in May. It's a day to honor and appreciate mothers for everything they do for us. It's a day when we thank our mothers for their unconditional love, dedication, and sacrifices.

But did you know that Mother's Day has only been officially celebrated in the Netherlands since 1925? The idea of having a day for mothers originally comes from the United States and was officially made a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. The idea was adopted in the Netherlands and has since become a beautiful tradition where we celebrate and appreciate our mothers.

Mother's Day Gifts

In the Netherlands, Mother's Day is often celebrated with gifts, flowers, and cards. Many children make their own gifts or cards for their mothers, sometimes even at school or in daycare centers. Breakfast in bed is also a common treat, and mothers are celebrated by their families. Dads, have you already thought of a gift or gesture for Mother's Day? No? Then we're here to help you with writing a beautiful Mother's Day poem or card. It's also a fun activity to do together with the little ones while mom is away!

Write a Mother's Day Poem with These Tips!

Mother's Day wouldn't be complete without a beautiful poem to accompany breakfast in bed. Not great at coming up with a poem yourself? Here are some handy tips:

  • Start Early: Yes, we know. Life is already so busy. But writing a good poem takes time and attention. So start early so that you can calmly think about what you want to say and how to word it beautifully together with the little ones.
  • Make it Personal: A Mother's Day poem is about your mother (or actually your little one's mother), so make sure it's personal and fits who she is and what she means to you. Perhaps you have special memories or there are qualities you admire.
  • Be Creative: Use imagery, metaphors, and other literary techniques to make your poem vivid and interesting. Get inspired by nature, the seasons, scents, and colors. Anything goes, but the more creative, the better.
  • Keep it Short and Sweet: A poem doesn't have to be long to make an impression. Try to express your message as concisely and powerfully as possible.

After you've written the poem, it's time for a beautiful card to paste it on. It's important to choose the right size so that the entire poem fits. After choosing the right size, the most fun part begins: crafting! Children love to get messy and craft, especially for such a special day like Mother's Day. So, get out the pens, markers, and glitters, and let your creativity run wild!


Roses are red, violets are blue, what does Mother's Day mean to you?

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