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What to Write in a Valentine’s Day Card

A few pointers on penning those loving words.

 What to Write in a Valentine’s Day Card

To those who have Valentine’s Day down as a meaningless, unromantic, overly commercial holiday, we hate to break your hearts, but we wholly disagree. Alas, how often do we really tell the people we love just how much they mean to us? An annual prod to take the time to scribe some loving Valentine words is more than welcomed by us, and we’re not just talking about writing to our other halves. Great, all-consuming L.O.V.E. comes in all sorts of forms – between lovers, between family, between friends. Enter, our guide on what to write in a personalised Valentine’s Day card, featuring lots of lovely things you could say to your special someones.

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What to write in a Valentine's card to your boyfriend/girlfriend

When considering what to write to your boyfriend or girlfriend on Valentine's Day, keep the tone romantic and optimistic to show how excited you are about your future together. In-jokes between the two of you, the lyrics to ‘your song’ and cute doodles are sure to put a smile on their face too.

Something classic:

I feel so lucky to have you in my life. I love you so much.

Yours always,

Something fun:

You’re the pen to my paper, bebé. Happy Vday!

Love you tons,

Something else:

Toi et moi, c’est pour la vie.

Your Valentine,

What to write to your friends for Valentine's Day

Friends you can truly count on for anything and who make you laugh till it hurts are a rare breed. So salute your marvellous mates – the old and the new – with a card that says how much you love having them in your life. It’ll mean ten times more than exchanging an instant message or overused meme.

Something classic:

Happy Galentine’s Day to my favourite woman in the world.

Lots of love,

Something fun:

Name a more iconic duo than you and me.

All the love,

Something else:

Happy Valentine’s Day, my wonderful friend. Hope you're spoiled rotten – you deserve it!


What to write in a Valentine's card to a family member

That special love you share with your sister, mum, grandfather (whoever it may be) is worth celebrating. Let them know you love them lots on a card they can hold onto forever. For those who've lost loved ones this year, Valentine's Day will no doubt be tough. An unexpected card could be just the thing to start their day with a positive vibe.

Something classic:

Mum, you are amazing in every way. Hope you feel loved and appreciated this Valentine’s…because you are!

Your loving daughter,

Something fun:

Sis, I love our Netflix nights more than life itself. You’ll always be my best friend.

Loads of love,

Something else:

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dad. Thanks for all that you do for me.

With love,


What to write to your child on Valentine's Day

Whether it’s your own child, a niece or your nephew, sending a Valentine's card can remind a little one they’re the apple of your eye with a few adorable words. It’ll make them feel special and show them a lesson in being kind and thoughtful to one another – something they’ll carry with them in life.

Something classic:

Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetheart! We love you so much.


Something fun:

Love you oodles & oodles. Hope your Valentine’s Day is just as sweet as you are!

Big hugs,

Something else:

Wishing you a day filled with lots of treats, my little love bug.

Your proud aunt,

What to write to your fiancé/fiancée on Valentine's Day

Wishing your fiancé or fiancée a Happy Valentines is an important one to get right because it sets a precedent for the all the future February 14ths you’ll spend together. Shout about the fact you can’t wait to get married and all the good times you’ve got ahead.

Something classic:

You are going to make such a beautiful bride – I’m the luckiest man alive! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.

Yours lovingly,

Something fun:

To the future Mr Grant, we got this marriage thing. Bring on the big day! P.S. don’t even think about booking that metal band.

Your wife-to-be,

Something else:

57 days till I can call you my wife <3

A million kisses,

What to write to your husband or wife on Valentine's Day

Whether you’ve been married for two or twenty-two years, pay tribute to the all the special memories you’ve made together when writing a card to your husband or wife. Your love is one that’s lasted so why not take a leaf from some of the greatest love letters of all time.

Something classic:

Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.

Forever and always,

Something fun:

How on earth we’ve put up with each other for this many years I’ll never know, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Love you lots,

Something else:

I love you more and more as time goes by.

Your husband,

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