February 14. Valentine’s Day. The one day a year that puts the spotlight squarely on “love,” which can refer to the affection and warm feelings we have for one another on so many different levels.
Besides roses and chocolates, a card is what most of us will give our valentines on this very special day. We’ll look for the perfect cover on the outside and the perfect sentiment on in the inside. But, between you and me, just signing that card and giving it to your loved one doesn’t quite cut it. To show how much you really care, take the time and thought to convey your feelings by also adding your own personal Valentine’s Day card message.
Start by thinking about the other person and the type of relationship you share. For romantic relationships, they tend to start out new and evolve into stronger bonds as time goes by. That means we may say, and feel, different things as our relationship grows. From playfulness to passion, to commitment and endurance, and everything in between—that’s where the things to write on a Valentine’s Day card come from.
As for non-romantic relationships, it’s all about everyday living, and the little things you do for (and with!) each other that mean the most. Like sharing hugs, laughing over inside jokes, and going out for ice cream.
To help you get started, we suggest you think back to when you first met or a special time you’ve shared. Try looking at favorite photos or playing songs that make you think of that person. Create a list of words that describe the person or special things about him, or her, that you love. Think of it as a conversation…like you would be talking to that person. The words will come easier that way, and will be said the way you would say it.
So, gather your thoughts and let’s get started with some ideas on what to write in a Valentine’s Day card!