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What to write in a Valentine's Card

What to write in a valentine's card by Joanne Hawker

You've the found perfect Valentine's card (if not, don't fear I have some here for you) and now you're stuck. It's really hard filling in such a special card isn't it? You want to get it just right, so I'm here to help! I've put together a few quotes and have put together a list of things to help inspire your own messages for Valentine's this year! Just use them as starting points to help inspire your own messages of love.

Before we begin, I just wanted to put it out there that you don't have to fill a valentine's card with mush (but you can if you want to!) You can go funny, sarcastic, to the point, simply cute (or if you want to pour your heart out, go for it!). Just do what feels right to you and I'm sure your other half will love it! I

To your partner:
- "You’re kinda, sorta, basically, pretty much always on my mind." - unknown
- "When I follow my heart, it leads me to you." - unknown
- "Love you yesterday. Love you still. Always have always will." - unknown
- Perhaps write a list of 3 or 5 reasons why you love them? How do they make you feel? What is special about them? What makes them, them? What is the next stage in your relationship? It's a good chance to ask someone to move in with you or perhaps even an engagement if you're ready.

To your fiancé:
- "Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite." - unknown
- "Even though I have seen you a hundred times, I still get butterflies each time I see you." - unknown
- "No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that." - unknown
- Perhaps mention how you're looking forward to being their husband or wife? And you're excited to start a new chapter together. Look to the future? Perhaps this time next year you will be married? How many days to go until the big day? Re-iterate why you love them and what it is about them you love so much? Remind them how special they are and how they make you feel.

To your husband or wife:
- "A husband/wife is a promise that I will have a friend forever.” - unknown
- "I ask myself every day… How did I get so lucky to marry my best friend in this world." - unknown
- "Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life." - unknown
- How long have you been married? Could it be phrased as trips around the sun together? What do you enjoy the most about being married to your best friend, soul mate or partner in crime? Do they have any funny/cute/annoying habits? Why do they make you so happy? What makes them special? How do they make you feel? Perhaps a list of reasons why you love them? It's a great opportunity to express gratitude for them and everything they do.

To your friend or galentine:
- "They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything." - Bil Keane
- "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell
- "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are."
- What is about your friendship that makes it special? What have you been through together? Can you call each other in the middle of the night? Are they always up for a cosy night in and a natter on the sofa? Does a 5 minute phone call turn into hours of love and laughter? Are they like a 'brother' or 'sister' to you? Perhaps you don't see each other often but it always feels like no time has passed? List 3 to 5 ways that they are amazing or traits that you admire.

From a child:
- "I love you because you... and you..." - simple reasons why they are loved 
- "Reasons why I love you: 1. you look after me and keep me safe... etc" - create a list of selfless acts.
- "Roses are red, violets are blue..." - help them to create their own take on the roses are red poem.
- Help them to create an acrostic poem. For example, the word MUMMY.
M is for my best friend
U is for understanding
M is for making me happy
M is for magic fixing hugs
Y is for yummy dinners
- This would also be a good opportunity to ask the child why they love the person you are sending it to as some children have some hilarious responses but some really beautiful reasons too. If they're able, allow them to write it themselves, there is nothing more special than a hand written card from a little one.

From a pet:
- Perhaps think about all of the things that the owner does for the pet. For example all the belly scratches, walks, grooming and unconditional love. Then there's also the less glamorous side like going on a walk in the pouring rain, throwing a ball covered in slobber, removing the dead or half dead mice cats so lovingly bring in as presents, cleaning up vomit after they've eaten something they shouldn't have and the list goes on. Thank them for all that they do, the love they give, and give the pet a voice. If their pet could talk what would they say?

Borrow a quote or two:
- "Genuine love involves not only passion, but also commitment and wisdom."
- "I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." - Leo Christopher
- "Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones

Other things you could add:
- Cheesy poem or a pun
- Use your pet names
- Add a special surprise
- Write something a little naughty
- Not good with words? Make an old fashioned mix tape (or playlist), or use your favourite song lyrics. Do a little drawing instead or borrow one of the quotes from above!

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