What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card

These 101 ideas for What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card are here to offer a bit of assistance with one of most important cards of the year: a Valentine! It seems that messages for this holiday can be particularly challenging with all of the emotion wrapped in the. But, below are a few (well, 101) jumping off points for What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card (divided into categories, to make them easier to navigate).

What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card
The actual card on this special day is the Valentine itself, or at least in the not-so-distant-past, that's what it went by. So the importance of a good message, on this day in particular, is a biggie to making the holiday as love-filled as can be. You can use the below messages as is or as starters for your own thoughts and words. If you do use one of the quotes, be sure to attribute it to its author, when possible.

What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card

Whether you're sending a romantic card to your spouse or maybe a sweet greeting to a friend, these messages below have you covered. Because honestly, not all of us are great with card messages, right? Having some thought starters never hurts.

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Valentine's Messages for Friends

  • Happy PALentine's Day to one of the best!
  • I'm so grateful for our friendship, today and always.
  • From one great gal to another...Happy Galentine's Day!
  • Roses are red, violets are blue, a friendship like ours will always be true.
  • Since today is all about love, our friendship is definitely something I love!
  • Your friendship means so much to me.
  • You make my heart happy, friend.
  • Who needs a date for Valentine's? We've got chocolate (and/or) wine!
  • Wishing you a day filled with thoughts of how much you're loved.
  • You're one of my favorite people, ever! Happy Valentine's Day!
  • You're loved by so many! Remember that today and always.
  • Have a candy-heart-filled day!
  • Remember, chocolate calories never count on Valentine's! Enjoy your day.
  • Thank you for how you make me feel so special. I hope you know how special you are, too. 
  • Friendships like ours should be celebrated not just on Valentine's Day, but every day.
  • Even if we're far a part, our friendship still means so much to me! Happy Valentine's!
  • Hoping your day is full of sweet things! Because YOU are the sweetest.
  • Happy Hearts Day to My Friend!
  • Valentine's makes me think of the ones I love so much...especially you!
  • Hoping your Valentine's day is as LOVE-ly as you!
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Valentine's Messages for Significant Others

  • I love that you're my forever Valentine. 
  • Be mine. Always and forever.
  • I love you today and every day. 
  • Our love is always worth celebrating, today and every day!
  • I love our life together. Happy Valentine's Day.
  • I celebrate us today and every day. 
  • You're the best Valentine I could have dreamed of.
  • Love you forever, Valentine.
  • You'll always be my better half!
  • You're the most wonderful partner to walk through life with. Happy Valentine's Day.
  • Loving you is the best...today and every day!
  • How did I get so lucky to find you? 
  • It was most definitely love at first sight. And all the sights since.
  • You make my heart go pitter patter.
  • Crazy about you...even when you make me crazy.
  • Our love story is the best one.
  • I'm so glad you chose me.
  • You'll always be my Valentine. And I love that.
  • You still give me butterflies. 
  • It's a great day to celebrate how much I love you.
  • I love our life and I love you.
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Valentine's Messages for Kids

  • Hoping your Valentine's Day is as sweet as YOU!
  • You're my favorite kid! I love celebrating you!
  • Valentine's is all about LOVE...and you're one loved kiddo!
  • Thank you for being so awesome!
  • Have a treat-filled, heart-filled, happy-filled day!
  • Your smile always makes me smile, too!
  • You make everyone around you happy just by being you. Happy Valentine's Day!
  • I hope your Valentine's Day is a TREAT! Because that's what you are. 
  • Sending love to my favorite little Valentine!
  • Hugs, Kisses, and Valentine Wishes to You!
  • Did you know? I think you're the COOLEST kid ever!
  • How do you always make me smile? Thank you for being so awesome!
  • Valentine's gets a bit mushy, but your sweetness makes me gushy! Love ya!
  • Hoping your Valentine's day is full of everything you love.
  • Here's a great big, virtual Valentine's hug from me to you! 

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Valentine's Quotes to Include in Your Card

  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "There's no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love." — Reese Witherspoon
  • "All that you are is all that I’ll ever need." — Ed Sheerhan
  • "I love you to the moon and back." — Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You?
  • "For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." —Rosemonde Gérard
  • "My heart beats faster as you take my hand, my love grows stronger as you touch my soul." — A.C. Van Cherub
  • "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you." — Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." — Katharine Hepburn
  • "Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me." — Sarah Bernhardt
  • "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more." ― Jane Austen, Emma
  • "Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." — Zelda Fitzgerald
  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Herman Hesse
  • "Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be." — Robert Browning
  • "There is no remedy for love but to love more." — Henry David Thoreau
  • "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach
  • "You can’t blame gravity for falling in love." — Albert Einstein
  • "You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." — Dr. Seuss
  •  "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn
  • "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." —David Viscott
  • "We are most alive when we’re in love." — John Updike
  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." — A.A. Milne
  • "The greatest wonderful feeling is falling in love." —Lailah Gifty Akita

Valentine's Card Messages

Scriptures to Use in a Valentine's Card

  • 1 Corinthians 13:13 - "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
  • 1 John 3:18 - "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
  • Ephesians 5:1 - "Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children."
  • Proverbs 31:10 - "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."
  • 1 John 4:7-8 - "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
  • Song of Songs 2:16 - "My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies."
  • 1 John 3:16 - "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."
  • Proverbs 10:12 - "Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs."
  • Colossians 3:14 - "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." 
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 - "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."
  • Psalm 37:4 - "Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
  • Romans 12:9 - "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good."
  • 1 John 4:12 - "No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
  • 1 John 4:19 - "We love because he first loved us."
  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 - "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."
  • Genesis 29:20 - "So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her."
  • Song of Songs 8:7a - "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.  If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned."
  • Ruth 1:16-17 - "But Ruth replied, 'Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me'."
  • Numbers 6:24-26 - "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
  • Romans 5:5 - "And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

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Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards

Listed out below, the following cards are great to use with any of the above messages. They're all blank inside for your own sentiments.

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  1. Kristi, thank you veryuch for the sentiments to write in Valentine's cards! This is so helpful!
    I make cards to send to church members, family, and friends for different occasions, like holidays, get well, sympathy, encouragement, and others. Would you please consider making up lists of sentiments for other types of occasions? I think this would help lots of people including me!
    I love your work! You're a blessing to many!

    1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Yes, I'm definitely working to add more of these types of post this year (my goal is to add two per month). You can also see the birthday version here: https://www.printprettycards.com/2022/01/101-birthday-card-messages.html