8 Mother’s Day designs for people who love their moms

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Shayna Hodkin
  •  May 9, 2019
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, folks!

For those of us who want to say thank you to our moms, it’s not always easy to put those big feelings in words. Which is where Dribbble comes in.

These eight shots crystallize the hard work moms put into keeping their kids alive, happy, and healthy. They might give you the inspiration you need for filling out that card—or stand alone for your mom’s interpretation.

Moms on the move

Drawn for an insurance company, this animation of a mom with a first-aid kit and a flashing red light exemplifies the mother’s job.

Moms are the ones who bandage our boo-boos when we’re little and continue to take care of us as we get older—often sacrificing their own needs so they can help with ours. Cruising on a bike to help heal our injuries is the most mom thing one can do.

This shot was illustrated by @Alexey Kuvaldin, animated by @Valentin Kirilov, directed by @Ray East, for @Motion Authors.

Call your mom.

Now is always a good time to call your mom. Consider this a sign.

It’s so easy to get caught up in life that the day disappears and, oops, it’s midnight, mom’s sleeping. Weeks pass and all of a sudden, you realize that you haven’t heard from the woman who raised you. But when it comes to moms, loving from far away isn’t nearly as meaningful as showing her affection.

Make the call. Drive over to her house. Send flowers. Take the time to show your mom knows how much you love her! Mother’s Day, after all, doesn’t have to be once a year.

We didn’t say text!

It can feel like you’re right next to each other when you text all day, but there’s something about the human voice that’s a unique comfort.

Pop those AirPods in and dial-up. Then put your phone down. You’ll be talking for a while.

Illustrated by Kristen Brittain

Are you waiting for an invitation?

It looks like an invitation to a beautiful event. And it kind of is.

If you’ve been waiting for an invitation, this calligraphy is it. Commissioned by Facebook, this is a hand-lettered design for a poster. Quote is Facebook Building 8 VP’s Regina Dugan—and mine.

Illustrated by Ryan Hamrick

Love is waiting on the other end of the line

This logo, designed for a Milk Stained Tees’ t-shirt, shows you exactly what will come out of the other end of the phone. With all those hearts pouring into your ear, how can you regret the call?

Illustrated by Hoodzpah Design

Moms. There’s no otter like them.

Think you were a perfect baby? Think again. You teethed, and everyone around you suffered.

But check out this otter mom and how peaceful she looks! Her baby has surely spent all day screaming, and still—she’s snuggling them close.

Designed by Carlos Puentes

4. Moms be like…

Moms are like…buttons? Moms are like glue. Moms are like pizza crusts. Moms are the ones who make sure things happen—from birth to school lunch.

They’re the ones we rely on for playdates and emotional support, homework help and babysitting. Moms are the ultimate dependable support. Like, hopefully, the button on your jeans.

Illustrated by Olena Gokhadze

Here come the moms in space

Making breakfast on your own just isn’t the same. That special mom magic that they take everywhere with them is real—and it’s how they make things happen, no matter what the odds.

Like bacon in space.

Illustrated by Cole Roberts

Tall and venti

My hero when I was a kid was my mom. Same for everyone I knew. Moms are untouchable. They’re elegant, smart, beautiful, kind…everything we want to be.

At 29 years old, my favorite compliment is being told that I look like my mom. Seeing myself in her image, like this daughter up top, makes me so proud of how far I’ve come, and so thankful for where I come from.

Illustrated by Fedrunovan.

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