Valentine Messages: What to Write in a Valentine’s Day Card

For a lot of people, expressing their feelings isn’t easy.

If you’ve already picked out that perfect Valentine’s Day card but are now lost for ideas on how to add that personal touch, you’re in the right place!

In this guide, we offer up inspiration to help you find just the right loving words to add to your Valentine’s Day card. See the range of ideas below and find the right combination of messages to create a valentine message that’s uniquely you.

Once you’re settled on a message, don’t hesitate to share the love. However you choose to use it, we hope our guide adds a little fun and passion and leaves your valentine feeling extra special!

For Partners

Whether you’re married, life partners or best friends we’ve got you covered with our list of sweet and playful messages perfect for everyone’s favourite person:

  • You’re my partner in love and in life
  • I’m so glad I found someone who loves me as much as I love me
  • You make the world better
  • We’re so awesome together
  • It’s cool to be married to your best friend
  • There’s nothing more romantic than picking up your dirty socks
  • I love you so much that I pretend to like your cooking
  • Still not sure how I convinced you to marry me but so glad I did
  • We’ve shared a lot of valentine’s days, but it never gets boring loving you
  • I hope no one tells you you’re out of my league
  • You + me = couple goals
  • I Wish you were here so I could spoil you today
  • I love all the adventures we have together
  • Has it really been [ _ ] years? I’d do it all over in a heartbeat.
  • I don’t deserve you. Thanks for being mine.
  • Wishing you the sweetest, happiest day to my forever Valentine.
  • You and I are such an awesome us.
  • You’re my love, my best friend, my forever Valentine.

Tip: Using a nickname or pet name can make the card more personal and intimate.

For situationships

The question is, how do you approach Valentine’s Day if you’re in a situationship? You may have only been on a few dates or the terms of the relationship are yet to be decided! Not to worry we have plenty of ways to help navigate the complicated waters of this type of relationship. We’ve come up with a few messages that are certain to make your new relationship a lasting one:

  • I’m excited for us.
  • I know we haven’t known each other for the longest time, but will you please be my valentine?
  • I love spending time with you.
  • I think we’ve got something good.
  • They say that dating is tough, but you make it seem easy.
  • I love where this thing is going.
  • You bring out the better in me.
  • Thanks for reminding me how much fun dating is.
  • I don’t know what’s next for us but whatever it is, I can’t wait.
  • We’re not single today! Yay!
  • We’re kind of new at this Valentine thing, but I just want you to know how exciting this is for me and how much I enjoy spending time with you.

Tip: Try to be sweet and show that you care by adding a memory from one of your dates e.g remember we laughed so hard at…. Show them that they're special and so is your time together!

For Friends

Love doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic, why not show your friends how much you care with these sweet and funny messages:

  • Glad palentine’s day is a thing so I can wish you a happy one!
  • I’m so glad we can count on each other.
  • From your partner in crime.
  • You’re my friendship soul mate.
  • Besties are the best date.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day to my favourite person ever.
  • Thanks for being a loyal and caring friend.
  • You’re exactly what friends are for.
  • It’s a day about love and I totally love you matey!
  • Here’s to a Valentine’s Day filled with good wine, good food and especially good friends like you.
  • Valentine’s Day and every day, I’m grateful for you.
  • You’re my bestie for the restie!

Tip: Don’t be afraid to make it funny, you know what your friends will enjoy so add a joke or two in the mix to lighten the mood.

For Family

The love shared between family members is one of the greatest, but it often goes unacknowledged. If you want to send a shout-out to those who have been with you since day one, then be inspired by our family Valentine’s Day messages:

  • Just wanted to remind you that I love you.
  • Thanks for all you do that makes my life happier.
  • hope you’re feeling really loved today. You are!
  • Have fun on Valentine’s Day, and don’t eat too much chocolate!
  • Even though you get on my nerves, I wouldn’t want you to change for anything.
  • It's luck of the drawer when it comes to who’s in your family, but I think I got pretty lucky!
  • Happy valentine's Day [mum or dad] you will always be my first true love!

Tip: Highlighting or underlining important words or descriptors can help to make the card feel more special and intimate.

For Singles

For those of us without someone on Valentine’s Day, it can be a bit tough, but being single shouldn’t be a time for self-pity, instead it should be a time of celebration. So spread the love to all your single friends this Valentine’s Day and enjoy the simple (…oops we meant single) life using some of our messages:

  • We got all the love we need.
  • One step closer to settling for each other.
  • Should we share a pizza and call it a night.
  • You don’t need we when you’ve got me.
  • You’re hot, single and ready to mingle.
  • I hope you feel appreciated this valentine’s day because you are.
  • Date shmate we’ve got booze.
  • Roses are red, love birds are annoying, where are the chocolates, let’s start enjoying!
  • Sorry to all the couples who wish they were young and free like us!
  • I’m not yours, you’re not mine, will you be my non-valentine?

Tip: If you or one of your friends is single it shouldn’t have to be a big deal, but if you notice that someone’s looking a little down why not include a small gift like some flowers or chocolates, its certain to brighten their day and remind them of how loved they really are!

Funny Messages

If you aren’t a fan of the sappy stuff or you just want to make someone smile this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got heaps of funny messages which you can express your goofy side with:

  • Don’t look here for the emotional stuff that’s what the card was for.
  • Will you be wine? I love you merlots.
  • I kind of like you… I guess.
  • Money can’t buy happiness.. but a valentine’s present sure would help.
  • I love you more than wine but please don’t make me prove it.
  • I love you just the way I am.
  • Will you be mine? I won’t take no for an answer.

Tip: You know the receiver of the card best, so cater to their humour, if they’re not a fan of corny jokes then don’t include them. Everyone’s sense of humour is different and understanding someone else’s shows just how much you care.

Warm Closings

Find just the right way to close of your Valentine's Day card message with one of the suggestions below:

Friends and family:

  • Warmly
  • Love
  • With love
  • Lots of love
  • Love always
  • Much love


  • All my love
  • Forever yours
  • Truly
  • All my heart
  • Always and forever
  • Xoxo
  • Hugs and kisses
  • With all my love on Valentine’s Day

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