We’ve all been there. We’re busy with the daily grind, and before we know it, Mother’s Day has arrived, and we forgot to prepare Chinese Mother’s Day cards. No worries!
Although my daughter and I love to craft 贺卡 / 賀卡 (hè kǎ / greeting cards) together, I wanted to share a Happy Mother’s Day printable for all those struggling to find a greeting card that says Happy Mother’s Day in Chinese.
Printable Chinese Mother’s Day cards are perfect for those who cannot write Chinese or don’t have time to make a card for relatives and friends! For kids who don’t like to craft, this is an easy way to make personalized cards.
Mothers are resilient, hardworking, and filled with love for their families. So let’s celebrate them!
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Why I made printable Chinese Happy Mother’s Day cards
Mother’s Day can be a hard day for some, myself included. Many years ago, both of my parents happened to pass on different Mother’s Day weekends. The holiday is still difficult for me, but my husband and children remind me how blessed I am to be a mother.
While I’m still learning Chinese alongside my kids, I know how happy my parents would be to see me using their native language. And now that my kids will grow up knowing Chinese too, they have a way to connect with their culture and their grandparents.
As a minority language, it’s difficult to find greeting cards. Most of the time, you can only purchase cards written in English. With Korean and Chinese being our minority languages, this usually means we end up having to make our own cards.
But sometimes, you don’t have the time to craft handmade cards! And writing Chinese is a challenge for many people. As always, our printables are in simplified and traditional Chinese, and we are happy to share them with you.
Chinese parents and grandparents will be so happy to receive something in their native language. It makes the card that much more special! I also hope that these printable greeting cards can help families learn Chinese vocabulary related to Mother’s Day!
How to say Happy Mother’s Day in Chinese and other important words
There are several ways to say Happy Mother’s Day in Chinese, depending on who you’re talking to. If you’re learning Chinese with your kids like me, here are relevant terms in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Hanyu Pinyin.
- 妈妈 / 媽媽 (Māmā / Mom)
- 母亲 / 母親 (Mǔqīn / Mother)
- 奶奶 (Nǎinai / Paternal grandmother)
- 外婆 (Wàipó), 姥姥 (Lǎolao / Maternal grandmother)
- 母亲节 / 母親節 (Mǔqīn jié / Mother’s Day)
- 母亲节快乐 / 母親節快樂 (Mǔqīn jié kuàilè / Happy Mother’s Day)
- 亲爱的妈妈 / 親愛的媽媽 (Qīn’ài de māmā / Dear Mom)
- 我爱你 / 我愛你 (Wǒ ài nǐ / I love you)
Materials for Chinese Mother’s Day cards
For this Happy Mother’s Day card printable, I have a few options! First, you can select the outside design. There are tulips, daisies, and a special health care one for all the mothers in the industry. Then, you can select what inside message you want in either simplified or traditional Chinese. Please refer to the vocabulary above to help you make your selection.
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- Printable Mother’s Day Cards templates: Mix & match your favorite design and message! In Chinese, “Grandma” can be translated in many ways, so there are many options you can choose from below.
- White card stock paper
- Printer (the one we have is no longer sold, but this printer and this printer have high reviews)
- Colored pencils (we love Lyra and Groove!). Keep in mind that markers and paint might bleed through card stock.
Debating between simplified & traditional Chinese characters?
How to prepare the Happy Mother’s Day printable cards
- Print out the desired outside design of the template in portrait orientation
- Follow the instructions of your printer for double-sided printing; print the inside message on the reverse side of the paper
- Fold the paper in half
- Color and decorate the cards!
Chinese Mother’s Day cards and Korean Parents’ Day cards
Here’s a snapshot of my daughter coloring these greeting cards in her two minority languages, Chinese and Korean!
In South Korea, they celebrate Parent’s Day instead of separate Mother’s and Father’s Day. To celebrate, we also made printables for my kids to give to their grandparents. Learn more about Korean Parents’ Day cards here!
母亲节快乐 / 母親節快樂! Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing, hard-working, intelligent, and dedicated mothers!