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What to write on Valentine’s Day Cards

It’s essential that the Valentine’s Day card message is the best it can be. What to write on Valentine’s Day Cards is important and we can help you! Don’t underestimate the task at hand.

There’s some planning that needs to be done. How to celebrate the big day? Where to go for dinner? What gift to buy? And what to write on Valentine’s Day cards?

What to Write on Valentine's day Cards.

Six Tips for Writing an Amazing Valentine’s Day Card

Let’s focus on the last question. The personal messages on a sweetheart’s Valentine’s Day cards are some of the most closely examined words read each year. Well-written messages might be read and reread several times. A great card might be kept for a keepsake.

1.) Use Proven Winners: Love Phrases That Work

Sometimes just going with proven winners makes the process so much easier. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Combine a couple of the phrases below, personalize them with additional text and you’re well on your way.

1.) That special person.

2.) I’m so grateful to be sharing my world with you.

3.) All my love and affection is reserved for you.

4.) You’re the love of my life.

5.) My life is better than I ever dreamed of.

6.) You sprinkle love and kindness wherever you go.

7.) I think of you every day my love.

8.) You’re magically delicious in every way.

9.) I consider myself the luckiest person.

10.) Sending lots of love your way.

11.) You stole my heart and I can’t be happier.

12.) The love we share is one-of-a-kind!

13.) You’re my sunshine on a rainy day.

14.) Happy Valentine’s Day (of course).

Check out: St. Valentine and the origin of the holiday.

Be my valentine love.

Tried-and-True Valentine’s Day Messages

15.) I never knew what love was until I met you.

16.) I never smiled so much before I met you.

17.) Can I borrow a kiss? I promise to give it back.

18.) I wish you were holding me tight in your arms.

19.) With you, it’s always been different. Let me tell you why…

20.) The first time I saw you, my heart whispered, “She’s the one!”

21.) Your voice is my favorite sound.

22.) In a sea of people, my eyes always search for you.

23.) I can’t imagine my life without you!

Short Valentine’s Day Messages

24.) Your voice is like music to me.

25.) I like naps, chocolate and you.

26.) You make me a better person.

27.) How did I get so lucky?

28.) My heart will always be yours.

29.) Your love is my fuel.

30.) You are the reason for my smile.

31.) You make my heart melt.

32.) I feel loved now more than ever.

33.) You make me so happy.

34.) You are my happily ever after.

2.) Look Back at Love Letters from the Past

Where does one seek inspiration when writing a Valentine’s Day card message to their sweetheart?

Many have looked to the past. We’re all familiar with the classic:

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Sugar is Sweet,
And so are You.

This was inspired by a book written in 1590 by Sir Edmund Spenser called The Faerie Queene.

35.) The Faerie Queene

Spenser Wrote:

“It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
When Titan faire his beames did display,
In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew,
She bath’d her brest, the boyling heat t’allay;
She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowers, that in the forrest grew.”

Adapting and modifying well-written words is certainly a direction to consider. Keep in mind that messages have greater meaning to recipients when they’re personalized.

Sure, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel completely. But try to customize the message so your Valentine knows that the words were chosen with care. Your Valentine’s greeting should be memorable.

Another technique that some writers use is to write down words – nouns, adjectives, and verbs – that come to mind when thinking about their cherished ones. The first part of the exercise calls for the writer to move quickly and not spend time editing – just quickly write down the words that come to mind.

The second part of this technique entails a more thoughtful approach of experimenting with the various combinations of the words written down to try to formulate sentences to express your feelings. Start wide with a lot of words and then narrow down to the choicest words to express your sentiments.

3.) Write Similes

Another romantic love writing approach is to consider using a simile. Bruce Lee once wrote, “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

Or, maybe something like this, “Love is like the wind; you can’t see it, but you can feel it all over.” What comparisons can you make? Any personalized touches will go a long way.

Coming up with just the right words can be tricky. We try to make it easy for folks on our Valentine’s Day page at GreetingCardPoet.com. Here’s just a sampling of some of the selections that you can draw inspiration from.

4.) Use Love Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech that is applied to an object which is typically not considered applicable.

36.) Love is a friendship that has caught fire.
Ann Landers

37.) Love is a spice with many tastes—a dizzying array of textures and moments.
Newman from the final episode of Seinfeld

38.) Love is fire if it once goes out, it is hard to kindle.
German Proverb

39.) Love is our true destiny.
Thomas Merton

40.) Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring.
Johnny Cash

41.) I thought love would be my cure, but now it’s my disease.
Alicia Keyes, “Love is My Disease” (Singer, pianist, and Grammy’s host)

42.) Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.

43.) Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

5.) Examine Valentine’s Day Greetings from Cards

Look to Valentine’s Day cards for inspiration.

44.) So many of my smiles begin with you.

45.) Thank you for all the countless, caring ways you’ve filled my life with love.

45.) Thank you for being a constant source of laughter and love, strength, and support.

46.) Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

47.) Will you be my valentine this year and every year?

48.) Wishing you a day filled with happiness because you’ve filled my life with love.

49.) Words cannot express how much I appreciate you for bringing a spark of excitement, a touch of tenderness, and the light of love to every day of my life.

50.) You + Me = Perfect.

51.) You amaze me with your strength, your kindness, and your beauty. I will always love you.

52.) You bring so many wonderful things to my life. Your love makes me feel so alive! Happy Valentine’s Day to the most (beautiful woman/handsome man) in the world!

6.) Incorporate Valentine Quotes

Adding a Happy Valentine’s Day quote might help jumpstart your note.

53.) All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

54.) Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.
Winnie the Pooh

55.) You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. Jane Austen’s, Pride & Prejudice

56.) A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee.
William Shakespeare

57.) So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

58.) I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.
J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of The Rings

59.) The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

60.) Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.
Elvis Presley

Short Love Quotes

61.) Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

62.) There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau 

63.) A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

64.) I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow. 
Leo Christopher

65.) Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

66.) Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

67.) Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Romantic Love Quotes

68.) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 

69.) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

70.) Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

71.) Once I knew you I never wanted to know anyone else.
Leo Christopher

72.) The real lover is a man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
Marilyn Monroe

73.) I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. 
Charles Dickens 

74.) When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. Harry (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally

See our collection of Wedding Quotes.

Cute Love Quotes

75.) There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

76.) At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

77.) There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.
Leo Christopher

78.) It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.
Vladimir Nabokov

79.) There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
Sarah Dessen

80.) I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.
Rae Carson

81.) Your love is better than ice cream, better than anything else that I’ve tried.
Sarah McLachlan

What to write on Valentine’s Day Cards Summary

So, when you’re looking for what to write on Valentine’s Day cards, don’t panic. Be yourself. Don’t be afraid to inject some humor, but balance it with some sincere expressions of your affection.

It’s ok to go long – when you’re telling someone how much you love them, more is better than less. And, while the written communication is a critical part of the day, it’s not the only thing. Plan the day, the activities and the experience. Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.

Further Reading

1 – Best Love Quotes

2 – Romance Sayings

3 – Sayings for Long Distance Relationships

4 – Quotations about Cute Couples

5 – Inspirational Love Quotes

6 – Valentine’s Day Quotes

7 – What to write on Valentine’s Day Cards – (You’re Here)

8 – Happy Valentines Day

9 – Valentine’s Day Messages

10 – 15 Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

11 – Famous Love Poems

12 – Cute Valentine’s Day Captions