Microsoft's Best Mother's Day Templates or Printables

Show her you care with a customized card straight from the heart

Mother opening a gift

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Mother's Day presents you with a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate the special woman who raised you. Whether you're eager to craft a personalized message just for her — or you forgot and you're pressed for time — Microsoft has you covered with a selection of beautiful templates for Word and Publisher.

These templates work in modern versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher, including versions for Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 2019, and Office365. The templates work for both Windows and Mac versions of Microsoft Office. To use a template, click New and use the search box to find templates based on keywords. You no longer need to visit a dedicated template website.

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Customizable Mother's Day Coupons

Chore coupons template for Microsoft Publisher

This template features a list of assigned chores, many of which are great ideas so you don't have to start from scratch. You can, of course, modify as many of the ten different tasks you want. Search for the birthday gift coupons template to get started.

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Spring Flowers Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day card template for Microsoft Publisher

This quarter-fold card doesn't need fancy double-sided printing: After you've customized the internal message, just print it and fold it twice to get a 5.5-inch-by-4.25-inch card sparkling with pastel spring flowers.

This Publisher template offers ample room inside, so you're not limited to a tiny box to share your feelings with your mom.

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Party Floral Menu

Menu template for Publisher

Use the party menu (floral design) template for Publisher to generate a simple menu that's great for listing food for a Mother's Day brunch or even listing a "menu" of fun things you'll do with or for your mom that day. A simple set of flowers in the bottom corner doesn't take up too much space, so you're free to create as much or as little as you like.

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Colorful Rainbow Umbrella Thank You Card

Rainbow umbrella thank you card template in Word 2013

Offering a note of thanks to your mothers or your female role models adds a touch of class to the celebration, so mix it up this year with something like this printable thank you cards (with umbrella) template for Microsoft Publisher.

While this template was not made specifically for Mother's Day, the non-stereotypical simplicity of this card helps it to work with women outside your family. As with most templates, the text is editable on the interior and exterior of the card, so you can articulate some of your favorite memories of how your favorite mother figures have helped you out.

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Mother's Day Award Certificate

Mother's Day award certificate template in Microsoft Publisher 2013

Use the world's best certificate template in either Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher to create a frame-worthy celebration of your mother or grandmother. The template features colorful stars and swirls bordering a simple message, with room for your signature as well.

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Mother's Day Card for Your Wife

Mother's Day card template honoring a wife

Husbands, show your wives some love by customizing a lovely half-fold card. This Microsoft Word template includes a subtle rose-colored background that will look great on a color laser printer.

Don't just type your name in the box labeled husband name. Instead, delete the box and sign the card in ink.

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Mother's Day Card With Poppies

Poppy Mother's Day card template for Microsoft Word

The design of this card features a quote from Kate Douglas Wiggin, which makes it perfect if you don't think you can find your own words to say to your mother. The card stands on its own, although you're free to customize it.

Because the card's interior background is a medium salmon color, consider signing it with a metallic-ink pen or marker to make your name stand out.

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George Eliot Poem Card

Mother's Day card with George Eliot quote

Wax poetic with this beautiful Mother's Day card template for Microsoft Word, which includes these words from a poem by George Eliot: "Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."

If your printer supports it, consider using a heavier-weight paper to give your card or document a little extra heft.

Check out Microsoft's Best Father's Day Templates for more inspiration.