What to write in a Valentines card - 9 ideas

What to write in a Valentines card - 9 ideas

We love Valentine’s Day, but expressing yourself can be tricky. So we’ve put together a guide on what to write in a Valentine’s Day card to get you started.

Here at The Nonsense Maker we love Valentine’s Day! It gives us an excuse to tell our favourite people in the world just how much we care. Not that we need an excuse, of course, but it’s nice to have a little annual reminder to put pen to paper and express all those lovely thoughts which might otherwise remain unsaid. With that being said, expressing yourself can be tricky. Really tricky! So we’ve put together a little guide on what to write in a Valentine’s Day card to get you started.

Choosing the right Valentine’s Day card

Step one, and arguably the most important step if your Valentine has a thing for delightful stationery, is choosing the right card. Our number one rule when it comes to greeting cards is that quality is important (come on, say it with me everyone!). Gifting a high quality greeting card shows your lovers, friends, and family that it is a meaningful thoughtful gesture, before they even read your message. It shows some thought has gone into choosing a greeting card that reflects your feelings for each other. On the flip side, nothing says ‘last minute afterthought’ like a cheap card from the supermarket.


Sweet things to write in Valentine’s Day cards

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to reflect on your relationships with the one (or ones) you love – be that your partner, your best friends, or your family. Every relationship is unique and special, so before you put pen to paper here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help get the ideas flowing.

What is your love language? How does your Valentine make you feel special?

People show they love each other in so many different ways. For some people physical touch is most important, for others it is thoughtful gestures, little gifts, sending frequent messages, or a stimulating conversation. Pinpoint one thing (or a few things if you can) that this person does that makes you feel happy, and write it in the Valentine’s Day card.

Do you have a nice memory you have shared together?

Perhaps it is from the day you first met, a first date, a fun adventure you had, or a great meal. Include this memory in the message in your Valentine’s Day card.

Which adjectives best describe your Valentine?

Choose a few of your favourite things about this person, and list them. These can be physical attributes (such as beautiful, handsome, cute, bright-eyed, tall, strong, etc.) or about their personality (like intelligent, funny, independent, calm, kind, or gentle).

Can they speak another language?

Learn how to write ‘I love you’, or another similarly sweet sentiment in the language they know, and include this in the Valentine’s Day card. If they don’t speak another language, you could use the language of a place you have visited together, or a place you would like to visit together in the future. Google translate can help you out with this one! 

Do they have a favourite author, poet, or film?

Including a quote from your Valentines favourite piece of writing or film is a cute way to show them that you have been paying attention. It is a way to acknowledge that their interests are important to you, even if you don’t share those same interests.

Funny things to write in a Valentine’s Day card

If lovey dovey ooey gooey love letters make your stomach turn you can always take a lighter approach and write something that makes your Valentine laugh.

Valentine’s Day puns

We love a love pun! Here is a list of terrible (by which I actually mean wonderful) puns to write in a Valentine’s day card. These are pretty much all food or animal related, but you can also get creative with their profession, general interests, or hobbies too!

  • You got a pizza my heart

  • Love you from my head tomatoes

  • You are my butter half

  • Words can't espresso how much I love you

  • We make a great pear

  • This may be cheesy, but I think you’re grate

  • I am so fondue of you

  • I love you meow and forever

  • You are o-fish-ally my favourite person

  • Your kiss is one in a chameleon

  • I love you, and I’m not squidding

  • Honey, you are the bee's knees

  • You are purrrfect

Valentine’s Day one-liners

Ok, so you’re probably past the cheesy pick-up line phase, but does that mean you can’t slide one into your Valentine’s day card to make your lover laugh? Absolutely not. Try some of these on for size:

  • Are you a 90 degree angle? Because this feels just right

  • Are you a 30 degree angle? Because you’re acute-y

  • If you were a vegetable, you’d be a ‘cute-cumber’

  • I hope you know CPR, because you just took my breath away

  • If you were a Transformer, you’d be ‘Optimus Fine’

  • Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’m searching for

  • If I were a cat, I’d spend all nine of my lives with you

  • Are you a camera? Because I look at you and smile

  • Are you a loan? Because you sure have my interest

  • Even in zero gravity, I would still fall for you

  • Are you a broom? Because you’ve swept me off my feet

  • Life without you is like a broken pencil…pointless

  • We’re not socks, but we still make a great pair

  • Are you an electrician? Because you light up my life

Extra surprises to include in Valentine’s Day cards

It can be lots of fun to include a little surprise inside you Valentine’s Day card, along with your message. Some pressed flower petals, confetti or biodegradable glitter (check out The Glitter Tribe for Aussie made sustainable options) make opening a Valentine’s day card extra exciting! You can also include a little photo of the two of you together, something people often don’t have in our increasingly digital life!

Things to do on Valentine’s Day

If you are also looking to plan a cute day for the one you love to accompany your now wonderfully written heartfelt Valentine’s Day card, see our blog for a list of our top 10 things to do on Valentine’s Day for some ideas!

Greeting card with a heart shaped hedge maze and the words "You are here" in the centre. 

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