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Mother’s Day Cards
Mother’s Day Cards Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The history of American Mother’s Day can be traced to 1870 when Julia Ward Howe (author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic) called upon mothers to put an end to war. But it wasn’t until 1912 that West Virginia created an official state Mother’s Day, and two years later President Woodrow Wilson made it a national observance on the second Sunday in May. Happy Mother’s Day!
Danielle’s Place offers both Mother’s Day crafts and instructions on making homemade cards. My picks include Refrigerator Photo Magnets (I’m crazy about fridge magnets!), Window Clings (the kind you might put on a sliding door so the birds don’t fly into the glass), the Button Bracelet on an elastic band, and the Mother’s Day Poem on a Doily. “When I see all the things you do / I can tell your love is true.”
MES Cards: Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards
These cute printable cards are easy to customize with your own message, or even with your own photo (how cool is that?) In addition to printable cards, MES Cards has printable certificates for World’s Best Mom and Mother of the Year, which can be created either with or without a personal photo. The site also offers birthday cards, Valentine’s Day cards, Father’s Day cards, and cards with simple shaped templates (such as hearts and stars) for inserting an image or photo.
Piece of the Rainbow: Mother’s Day Pop Up Flower Card
Blogger Ananda has created a step-by-step video on how to make a 3-dimensional flower card. She promises it is foolproof and easy, and you can either use scissors, an Xacto knife or a Cricut Maker. You’ll need a printer to print the templates, but the resulting flower card is quite impressive! At the end of the instructions, you’ll find a link to a pop-up Father’s Day card with funny quotes (instead of a flower).
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Mother’s Day Cards Printable
Mother’s Day Poems Printable
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“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~ (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) American author, transcendental philosopher. If you are interested in finding more great quotes at Light a Fire, start by checking out these quotes about enthusiasm.
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