What To Write In A Valentine's Day Card

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February 14 — Valentine’s Day. The spotlight’s on love, affection and the exciting range of emotions we experience in all of our relationships that make life so much fun!

When you think about it, greeting cards are the perfect gift or must-have addition for Valentine’s Day. A Happy Valentine’s Day card, with the perfect design on the outside and the perfect message on the inside, is the most meaningful thing you can give to someone.

But don’t stop with just signing your name. With one extra step, you can make a card even more special by adding your own Valentine’s Day card message — or maybe even include one or two Happy Valentine’s Day quotes.

Start by thinking about the type of relationship you share with someone. Romantic? Friend? Special someone TBD? Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t only about established love relationships. It’s a time to tell anyone how much they mean. Daughter, mother, maybe someone new, even a teacher.

Check out these specific ideas for what to write in a Valentine’s Day card that will help you get all the feels flowing just in time to customize your ecard.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Messages

  • Anything I do is better with you. xoxo
  • We may not know exactly what this is just yet, but I like it. A lot.
  • Soul mate, best friend, partner — you’re everything to me and more.
  • Still can’t believe you’re my [one-and-only, boo, or insert your pet or nickname for them]. I’m truly the luckiest person ever.
  • Love you to the moon and back — and with technology, maybe even to Mars and back someday, too. (That’s like, way more.)
  • I love you so much — but I love us together even more.
  • I love everything about you, but especially [insert what you love about them or a feeling when they’re around]. Happy Valentine’s Day to my one and only YOU!

Sweet and Cute Valentine's Day Messages

  • You’re the [mac to my cheese, butter on my popcorn, or something else you both love  use references to activities you share]!
  • I’d give up a million [pizzas, nights of binge-watching, or something they know you love personally] for one day of just you.
  • Included in this card is a good amount of hugging, kissing and other fun things we’ll do later.
  • Since the day we first met, you’re my sunniest sun and my shiniest star. Every day and always!

Heartfelt Valentine's Day Messages

  • You fill my days with light, laughter and love. XO XO Love You!
  • The world’s a big place. But love is bigger. That’s what keeps us close. Missing you on Valentine’s Day.
  • Like a star meant only for us, our love takes me to a place that shines with complete happiness. I love you.
  • Some people make your day better. And some people make your life better. Thanks for being someone who does both. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • You make my heart go pitter patter.
  • From here to there, from wish to wish, across time and distance, you’re often in my thoughts — and always in my heart.

Valentine’s Day Messages For Family Members

  • We don’t always get to pick our [sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, etc.], but if we could, I’d pick you again!
  • Aunt, mentor, friend — hope all the love you give comes back to you on Valentine’s Day!
  • Ever since [we were kids, you came into our family, I could remember, etc.], I consider myself lucky to have you as my [sister, mother-in-law, etc.].
  • You’ve always reminded me what’s most important in life…and today, it’s thanking you for being the best [sister, brother etc.]! 
  • You’re more than just an aunt — you’re the best one ever!
  • Because of women like you [Sis, Mom], I see the world as an amazing, inspiring place. Lots of love on Valentine’s Day
  • I’m proud of our family — because we’ve got people like you representing! Love ya lots, [name]!
  • Our family is CRAZY — aren’t you glad we can get past it and still love each other? Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • This valentine is for the coolest person in our family — from the other one, of course.

Valentine’s Day Messages For Friends

  • Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day to my [BFF, mentor]! Because you deserve every hug, heart and applause for being so amazing!
  • You’re such a great human — hope all the love you give comes back to you a million times more this Valentine’s Day!
  • Life’s incomplete without friends like you — you’re the one who completes me most! Lots of love on Valentine’s Day!
  • You are legit the coolest person ever.  xo
  • You exceed every expectation of being a friend — love you lots! xo
  • Someone as amazing as you deserves the most amazing Valentine’s Day, too.
  • I love you more than endless coffee refills. (Knowing me, that’s the most you can love something EVER.) [Or insert your favorite thing instead]
  • You are the best person ever. Hope Valentine’s Day is the best celebration for you!  
  • Hey girl, thanks for being my favorite galentine!
  • Lots of love to my partner-in-crime, laughs, margaritas and everything else that makes life fun!
  • To the person who gets me the most — hope your Valentine’s Day is nothing but the absolute best!

Valentine's Day Messages For Teachers

  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. You’re the best teacher ever —I’m so thankful for you!
  • Sometimes we don’t get to pick our teachers, but if so, I’d choose you all over again.
  • Kind, smart, inspiring and fun. When it comes to teachers, you’re #1!
  • Happy Valentine’s Day to someone who has made a huge difference in my life.
  • Happy Hearts Day to the Best Teacher EVER.
  • I’m so lucky that you’re my teacher — hope you have a happy hearts day! 
  • Thanks for being the person who inspires me so much.
  • For your time, your kindness and your inspiration — hope today makes you feel appreciated for all you give.
  • Teachers are cool —that’s why you rule!
  • You do so much for all of us, especially for me. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day Quotes

If you’re looking for more inspiration, these quotes are not only a nice fit for Valentine’s Day, but they help to provide a nice personal touch to your card.

  • A toast is the recognition your heart makes for the things you’re grateful for — and I cheers to you today! — Jill Jankowski  
  • Friends make life a lot more fun. — Charles R. Swindoll
  • My soulmate — the one who makes life come to life. — Richard Bach
  • You changed my life without even tryin. — Steve Maraboli
  • All I do is better with you. — Anonymous
  • Chapter 1: You   Chapter 2: Me   Chapter 3:  We — Jill Jankowski
  • Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. — Thich Nhat Hanh
  • If you love someone, love them with all your soul. — Henry Rollins 
  • Your smile is my favorite part of the day. — Anonymous
  • Love is in the little things, the big things, and everything in between. I want to stay with you through all of them. — Anonymous
  • The greatest gift of life is friendship. — Hubert H. Humphrey
  • I try to say I love you in a million different ways. That's what I aspire to do. — Christine McVie
  • Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. — Travis Barker

See? You’ve got it! Write as much, or as little, as you’d like in your Valentine’s Day messages. After all it can be anything, as long as it comes from you and only you! A few simple sentences that describe that person, how grateful you are, and everything you love about them is what really matters.

Use Your Valentine's Day Wishes in a Customized Card

Valentine’s Day Creatacards are customizable, virtual greeting cards that let you add messages and notes like those listed on this page. Many feature animated and musical templates, and all can be personalized with your own photos or video. You can even pick the envelope liner and stamp!



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