Mother’s Day can be a complicated affair. First of all (and most importantly), you have to remember it in time. Then you have to decide what to do, get, buy, or where to make brunch reservations. Plus, you may have to grapple with the added bonus (read: burden?) of a mother-in-law who also expects her due. And what about grandmas — do they count? Yesterday, one of my colleagues and I were chatting on the office elevator about how she’d just picked up two Mother’s Day cards to send to both of her grandmothers. Wait a minute, I thought. Since when did it become standard practice for Nana and Grammy to horn in on all this faux-holiday action and annual mom worship?
All of this is why Blisstree appreciates the genius of someecards. Not only are they consistently hilarious, but they’re also free to send and receive. Which means you can email as many of them as you like to as many mother figures as you have in your life (including Auntie Mabel, your computer-savvy elderly neighbor, or your friend who just recently gave birth or adopted for the first time). Even better: If you end up almost forgetting Mother’s Day (as some of us are likely to), you can send someecards at the absolute last minute and still come off looking like the world’s greatest daughter or son to Mommie Dearest — as long as she has a wickedly good sense of humor.
So click through our gallery of ten of our favorite someecards celebrating the often very-tricky-to-navigate holiday that falls on the second Sunday of May, along with my own personal commentary on each one: