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 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 Valentine’s Day card, featuring lots of lovely things you could say to your special someones.
To your boyfriend/girlfriend
When writing to your boyfriend or girlfriend, 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.
I feel so lucky to have you in my life. I love you so much.
You’re the pen to my paper, bebé. Happy Vday!
Love you tons,
Toi et moi, c’est pour la vie.
To your friend
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.
Happy Galentine’s Day to my favourite woman in the world.
Lots of love,
Name a more iconic duo than you and me.
All the love,
Happy Valentine’s Day, my wonderful friend. Hope you're spoiled rotten – you deserve it!
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. You might like to think about sending a Valentine’s to anyone who usually gets one but might not this year if they’ve parted with or recently lost their love.
Mum, you are amazing in every way. Hope you feel loved and appreciated this Valentine’s…because you are!
Your loving daughter,
Sis, I love our Netflix nights more than life itself. You’ll always be my best friend.
Loads of love,
Happy Valentine’s Day, Dad. Thanks for all that you do for me.
To your child
Whether it’s your own child, a niece or your nephew, 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.
Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetheart! We love you so much.
Love you oodles & oodles. Hope your Valentine’s Day is just as sweet as you are!
Wishing you a day filled with lots of treats, my little love bug.
Your proud aunt,
To your fiancé
Wishing your fiancé 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.
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.
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.
57 days till I can call you my wife <3
A million kisses,
To your husband/wife
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.
Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.
Forever and always,
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,
I love you more and more as time goes by.
Ready to find the perfect cards for your loved ones? Fall in love with our Valentine’s Day collection here. Or if you want some more Cupid's arrow-striking ideas for your declarations of amour, then read our story on Iconic Love Letters.