What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card For Her

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Valentine’s Day is approaching — time to heat things up! And what better way to do that than by getting all romantic-y with that special lady in your life? There are many ways to surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, but a guaranteed way to put a smile on her face is to give her a nice Valentine’s Day card with a bonus message written just for her — by you!

But what do you write in a Valentine’s Day card for your wife, fiancée, or girlfriend? That can be stressful. No worries though. Because as long as it comes from your heart, she’s bound to love it. And you!

Before you get to writing, how about a few general tips:

  • Focus on her: What she means to you, what you admire or love about her, how she affects your life. Include a favorite memory, inside joke. Anything that displays how much you appreciate and care about her is a winner here.
  • Write a rough draft. By this I mean, jot down a few phrases on a scrap piece of paper. Just things that come to mind. Don’t worry if it’s good or not. Just write as much as you can, as fast as you can. Then choose the phrases that mean the most and use those as the basis for your “final draft” that you’ll write in the card.
  • It doesn’t have to be long. Don’t feel like you have to write a lot for it to mean a lot. If you’re saying what you feel, then that will mean more than anything.

Feel free to use the following phrases, change them to make them your own, or just let them inspire you. As long as you’re thinking about the woman you adore, you will not be at a loss for words. Okay, here goes…

The Really Good, Sappy Stuff

  • You’re my first and best thought every day.
  • I’m so glad I have you in my life.
  • Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe you. And lucky doesn’t begin to describe me.
  • I couldn’t even begin to understand what love was or how amazing life could be…until you.
  • You are my Forever Valentine. And every year gets better and better.
  • Don’t need chocolate. Don’t need a fancy dinner. Don’t need any gifts. I only need you. Right now. Always and forever.
  • I don’t care what we do. As long as I’m with you, I’ll always have everything I could ever want or need.
  • I don’t want to take you or our love for granted. You mean everything to me.

A More Lighthearted Approach

  • Any day that gives me more reasons to kiss you is a great day to me.
  • Today has me thinking about you. And all the ways I love you. ALL the ways!
  • I love you every day — it’s just that today we get to celebrate with chocolate! (Or some other sweet option of your choosing—)
  • You are so awesome, sexy, and beautiful that I don’t even mind acting like a love-struck, sappy goofball.
  • I never thought I’d end up with the sexiest, most beautiful woman around. But sometimes life just surprises you in the sweetest ways. And you are the sweetest.

The Playful and Humor Options

  • You’re the PB to my J… Or is she the secret sauce on your burger? The potato chip crunch in your sandwich? Think of what you really love in life and make her a personified, metaphoric counterpart in the equation.
  • Of all the amazing things we’ve seen {and where?], you’re more amazing than all of it! Where did you spend time together? Insert it into the sentence above. If it was a beach vacation — she’s more amazing than all the shrimp in the buffet and umbrella drinks you can handle, right?
  • Being with you is better than… What’s your favorite thing? Your best pair of jeans? Your music playlist? Your favorite band? Of course you love her more than that, right? Just make sure you wrap it up with a nice “For real/I really mean that,” etc.

And there you go. Now go forth and write like only YOU can. Remember, the perfect words come straight from your heart. Don’t worry about making them sound as if they were written by a poet. You just want her to know how you feel. We spend so much time dealing with the craziness of life, that we rarely take the time for that. And sometimes, expressing how you feel can be tough. But writing your thoughts in a Valentine’s Day card? That’s the perfect time and place! And as long as you write from your heart, you’re sure to take her breath away.

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Greg Vovos has been writing greeting cards for about a decade and giving Valentine’s Day cards to his wife even longer. And every year, he feels even luckier to give a card to such an amazing woman.

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