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Valentine's Day Sayings - What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card By

Exchanging heartfelt messages on the feast of Saint Valentine is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine's Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends and family. Taking the chance to express your warm feelings for all the people you value in your life is certainly worth doing at least once a year, and what better excuse than this festival of love?

Deciding what to write in a Valentine's Day card can be a challenge. You can spend hours poring over the pre-printed messages to find one that's just right, but it's the words you add yourself that mean the most. If you find yourself freezing up, never fear! We've put together a collection of Valentine's Day card messages to warm your heart and spark your imagination.

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Early Stage Romance

It can be a little awkward when Valentine's Day rolls around at the very beginning of a relationship. This is the season of butterflies, and it's worth capturing a few, but you don't want to be too over the top. How to calibrate? You're the only one who can judge how deep things are, but you can't go wrong by keeping the language of the card lighthearted and flirty. Don't feel pressured to use the word "love" if you're not ready yet. Rather than grand declarations of love or statements about forever, use compliments and a few of the memories you've already made together:

Example:

I have such a crush on you! Happy Valentine's Day to the sweetest Valentine anyone could ask for.

Sweethearts

You've been going out for a while, you've both used the big L-word, you're both utterly smitten: this is the sweet spot! Chances are you don't need any advice on what to write, but if you're stuck, the number one rule is to keep your message personal. You don't want Valentine card sayings that could apply to anyone. Generic is never romantic!

Example:

These last few months with you have been incredible. I'll never forget that first walk with you in the park when we watched the stars come out. I know what I wished for. I got it. I love you.

Husbands and Wives

The mature love of a committed relationship is one of the deepest joys in life, but there's something about Valentine's Day that makes everyone want to revisit the flutter and rush of those early days. You know your spouse better than anyone else, so you can afford to go a little overboard with your wording.

Example:

To the most beautiful girl in the world: every moment I've spent with you since the day we met has made me fall more in love with you. My heart belongs to you on Valentine's Day and forever.

Friends

They're with you thick and thin, no matter what your relationship status. Funny is always great, but there's something to be said for exposing the softer side of your friendship now and then. Valentine's Day card messages and sayings are a great place to get a little mushy.

Example:

Wishing you all the joy and sweetness in the world this Valentine's Day. It's our friends who teach us how to love, and I've had the best teacher of all.

Kids

Sending or receiving, children love Valentine's Day cards. Most of the focus is usually on the card exchange at school. Keep it fun and age-appropriate with breezy little messages and phrases. Many kids' cards come with the silly Valentine's puns we all love, so a few simple words will do.

Example:

Thanks for being my friend! Happy Valentine's Day!

No matter which words you choose, you can't go wrong adding a few xoxoxo's after your signature. Happy Valentine's Day!

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