Happy Valentines Day is one of the most beautiful phrases that couples like to hear from each other in the heart of winter. Celebrated on February 14 every year, the holiday’s name recognizes Saint Valentine. St. Valentine was martyred for helping Christian couples get married in the 3rd century AD.
In the U.S. and other countries, it is noted as a time when folks enjoy the holiday by going out to dinner together (in some locales, it’s hard to get dinner reservations unless you’ve planned well in advance) and a time to exchange cards and gifts with your significant other.
Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates, flowers, and jewelry sales spike as people show their appreciation with love and romance gifts. If you’re on a budget, a candlelit dinner with a handwritten note can go a long way.
Happy Valentines Day Messages, Quotes, and Images
As this is a time when words are so significant others like to be recognized, we’ve put together Happy Valentines Day wishes, messages, quotes, and memes to help you decide on what to say in person or in writing. Life is short; express your thoughts to the one you love in a meaningful way.
Please read through our suggestions, but take the time to make your message your own. A few well-chosen words can make a big difference. Be that person who takes the time. This type of Valentine’s gift can mean the most.
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When I follow my heart, it leads to you
While we recognize the love of our life on birthdays, wishing a message on Valentine’s Day has special meaning. It’s the one holiday expressly designated for those in love and designed to celebrate that romance. What better expression of love than to let someone know that you’re following your heart to them?
Be My Valentine
When you’re trying to say happy Valentine’s Day, my love, this might be the quickest route. Who can remember bringing 20 Valentine’s Day cards into your first-grade class and distributing them to your classmates?
It seemed like out of the 20 you received had a valentine’s heart with “Be My Valentine” or “Happy Valentine” on them. A classic favorite, but it still gets the job done.
What I have in you is what everyone is searching for.
This is the type of message that anyone would love to hear. In expressing your love, you’re letting your significant other know that you ultimately value them.
Love you forever
“Love You Forever” is a perennial favorite, not just on Valentine’s Day. Use this type of love expression frequently, and your loved one will appreciate it.
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Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.
Caution: Using this phrase might result in tears. Have tissues ready if you plan on rolling this one out.
Have I mentioned today how lucky I am to be in love with you?
To let your sweetheart know that you think you’re lucky and in love with them in one sentence is a very economical use of words. But it works! If those words are accompanied by flowers or chocolate, forget about it – you’ve done your job well!
I Love You
These are the three simple words that make the world spin. When you first heard that expression comes from the lips of someone you thought special of, I guarantee you that you remember it. Try not to be stingy with these words’ use.
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When is Valentine’s Day?
St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 every year.
Is Valentine’s Day a holiday?
Unfortunately, most businesses do not recognize the occasion with a day off.
Happy Valentines Day Messages
A day without you is a day without a sun, a night without a moon, and a life without meaning. Happy Valentines Day, my love.
You are my one and only Valentine, and I wish you the best on this special day.
They say it’s hard for dreams to come true, but being with you so far has proven this statement completely wrong.
No matter the celebration of the day, there is nobody in this world I’d instead share my happiness with. I love you.
Happy Valentines Day! I consider myself the luckiest person on this Earth, and it’s only because I have found the world’s most precious jewel. It’s you, my love.
As busy as we get, we must be reminded that we are still sweethearts. Valentine’s Day is good for me to stop and realize how wonderful you make me feel.
While cleaning the home, I found the letters L, O, V, and E. The only thing I’m missing now is U.
People say that love can make all our dreams come true. I got to know about it from the moment I first met you.
Happy Valentines Day Meme
You make my heart smile
Talk about the perfect thing to say to your love! If we polled 100 people, all 100 would love to hear this from someone they love.
Valentines Day Quotes
What the world needs are more love and less paperwork.
Behind every successful man is a woman, and behind her is his wife.
If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.
I wanted to make it special on Valentine’s Day, so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours, I watched whatever I wanted on TV.
Funny Happy Valentine’s Day Quotes
Remember, your Valentine’s card shows you care enough to send the very best, even though you’re too lazy to put it in your own words.
You are never alone on Valentine’s Day if you’re near a lake and have bread.
With no Valentine’s Day, February would be, well, January.
Jim Gaffigan – (These funny Valentine’s Day quotes are not necessarily to be used with a serious, significant other)
Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, Extortion day.
I keep hearing the right one will come along…I think mine got hit by a truck.
Valentine’s Day can be challenging for folks who are single. There is a day called Singles Awareness Day, with the appropriate acronym SAD, for single people.
Short Valentine’s Day Sayings
Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Everyone says you only fall in love once, but that’s not true because whenever I see you, I fall in love all over again.
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
Katharine Lee Bates
Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.
You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them even though they’re not.
Every moment I spent with you is like a beautiful dream come true.
You are sweeter than chocolate and more beautiful than a rose; when God put us together, he knows what he knows.
Happy Valentines Day greetings to the one I think of not just on this day but on all 365.
I wish to God that I can be reborn a million times and fall in love with you in every life.
This day I long for your sweet kisses, a warm embrace, and the magic that binds our hearts together.
I’m so glad we’re together today and forever.
You mean the entire world to me, and I believe you will be there by my side until I die. I love you now; I loved you then. Be my Valentine.
To the sweetest girl I could ever wish for. You are my sweetheart, and I am glad you’re mine. Happy Valentines Day.
History of Valentine’s Day
What is Valentine’s Day meaning? Saint Valentine’s Day commemorates the day St. Valentine of Rome was imprisoned and executed for disobeying the Roman king and performing wedding ceremonies. The tradition of sending out flowers, cards, and other presents began in the United Kingdom and later spread to the United States.
This romantic day is a time to treat your romantic interest with gifts and love. People present cards and flowers and take their love interest or partner to dinner. It is a day when couples go out on a dinner date. In certain countries, people dress up as ‘Jack’ Valentine, knock on the rear doors, and leave candies and gifts for children.
Who was St. Valentine?
St. Valentine was a Roman saint from the 3rd century AD who Emperor Claudius II executed. His crime was that he performed the marriages of Roman soldiers who were prohibited from marrying by the king’s order. St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in his memory as a day of celebrating love. Today, visitors can find the saint’s skull in Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria.
Valentines Day Facts
There are many things about Valentine’s Day that most people don’t know about. You should know about some of these most interesting facts:
1.) During Victorian times, signing Valentine’s Day cards was considered unlucky.
2.) In the 14th century, V-Day was first celebrated.
3.) The first Valentine’s Day cards began to be sent in the 15th century.
4.) Do you know that around 3% of pet owners will also give presents to their pets on the day? That’s between 9 to 10 million Americans.
5.) Flowers are the most popular gifts presented on the day.
6.) It was in 1868 that the first heart-shaped box of chocolates was made.
Why are kisses and hugs Xs and Os?
In the olden days, when folks who could write were few and far between, people signed their names with an “X.” They would kiss the mark like a bible to show that their signature carried weight. As a result, the “X” designation and the kiss became thought of as the same.
In the Middle Ages, folks would sign documents with a Christian cross to denote their sincerity and honesty. Signers kissed the cross much as if swearing an oath.
The “O” may be derived from a Jewish custom in the U.S. Instead of signing with a cross, Jews would sign with an “O” in place of the “X.”
Now, are you thinking you might add a “XOXOXO” to your Valentine’s Day card to allow you to explain this?
Happy Valentines Day Wishes
Happy Valentines Day wishes to my first sweetheart.
For my beautiful mother, I send sweet, happy Valentine’s Day wishes. I hope you have a wonderful celebration with lovely cherished moments.
I’m sending you some of my love for this special. It’s the least I can do after all the love you’ve given me over the years.
To the mom who is the best mother, who has pam, loved, guided, taught me, and held me at every step.
Happy Valentines Day greetings to the sweetest daughter a parent could ask for. You mean the world to me.
You’re the sweetest thing to ever come into my life—sending you all my love this Valentine’s Day.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
There’s no other daughter,
As lovable as you!
Happy Valentines Day, sweetie. I hope your day is full of magic, joy, and, most of all, love.
My love for you is real, and it would make me do unreal things.
If I had to choose whether to breathe or to love you, I would use my last breath to tell you that. I love you.
You are the first thing that comes to my mind when I wake up and the last thing that comes to my mind before I go to sleep.
I love you every day, but I want to show more love to you on this day. Hoping you have the best Valentine’s day filled with love.
I’m so glad I have someone I can call Valentine for the rest of my days. I’m so happy I have YOU.
Every day I fall more in love with you, and this Valentine’s Day, I love you more than I ever have. I hope you have a wonderful day.
I couldn’t have picked a better man to be my Valentine every year for the rest of our lives together. I’m so glad I have you and would never change a thing about us.
You’re bright and beautiful
Full of joy and laughter,
I admire all that you are.
So I’m wishing my sister.
All the best on Valentine’s Day.
I don’t see you as often as I’d like
But there’s a special place in my heart
That will always be for my sister.
Happy Valentines Day wishes to you.
Remembering our life through the years
It always brings a smile to my face.
We are so close, sharing so much
My sister, you are still so dear to me
I’m hoping you have a great Valentine’s Day.
Funny Romance and Love Greetings
They say love is blind. But your love opened my eyes to all of your faults, and I still love you. Happy Valentines Day to my sweetheart.
You are the sweet topping of my ice cream. I wish this ice cream never melts.
Happy Valentines Day. You don’t steal my heart; you just hacked my brain. I even forgot my name when I was with you.
From the moment I saw you, I knew I would be doing this; Happy Valentine’s Day, my frog; I finally turned you into a prince. I love you!
Words are not enough to explain my love for you. Maybe my stupid face will help.
I want someone to look at me like I look at chocolate cake.
No explanation is needed!
Happy Valentine’s Day FAQs
As this holiday rolls around once a year, it’s only natural to have a few questions. We came up with some of the most common and did the heavy lifting by providing the answers.
Is it Happy Valentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day?
Since the holiday is named after St. Valentine, the day is possessively his, so the apostrophe is used. So, the correct spelling is Valentine’s Day.
What day is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14.
What is the definition of a Valentine?
Valentine is derived from the Latin word Valens, which means vigorous, strong, healthy.”
In a nutshell, why do people celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Folks celebrate it for romantic love, admiration, and friendship purposes. While it’s probably most associated with a holiday for those in love, anyone can celebrate the day.
Planning for Valentine’s Day
The key to a great Valentine’s Day is to do a little planning. For dinner reservations, think six weeks out. If you plan a romantic movie to watch together, check these out. Do your gift shopping early. Don’t wait until the last minute to write a note or card.
Read through the romantic messages, greetings, and quotes above and personalize your message to your beloved. Think through the day from start to finish. How can you make it special?
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and the editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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