Valentine's Day Cards. Photo: KnowInsiders
Valentine's Day Cards. Photo: KnowInsiders

"Anyone you consider part of your inner circle should receive a card,” says Jodi RR Smith, founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “Whether you’re expressing affection for a partner or appreciation for a friend, there is something so special about giving out handwritten, heartfelt messages of love.”

Whether you select a quote said by a favorite musical artist, famous author, or movie your Valentine really likes, you can be sure that they will gasp with excitement when they recognize where it came from. Love comes in all forms, and these quotes will truly capture your appreciation to everyone in your life who mean the most to you.

Happy Valentine's Day Quotes

Famous authors, poets, and notable figures have been trying to put love into words for ages. When your words escape you, borrow these Happy Valentine’s quotes to make that special someone feel loved. Watch their expression light up with joy time and time again as they read a memorable saying from a widely popular novel, poem, or play. Include these quotes to add a special touch to your Happy Valentine’s Day cards to let the person know how much you were thinking of them this Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, these quotes are not only a nice fit for Valentine’s Day, but they help to provide a nice personal touch to your card.

“A toast is the recognition your heart makes for the things you’re grateful for — and I cheers to you today!” ­ —Jill Jankowski

“Friends make life a lot more fun.” —Charles R. Swindoll

“My soulmate — the one who makes life come to life.” —Richard Bach

“You changed my life without even tryin.” —Steve Maraboli

“All I do is better with you.” Anonymous

“Chapter 1: You Chapter 2: Me Chapter 3: We” —Jill Jankowski

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you love someone, love them with all your soul.” —Henry Rollins

“Your smile is my favorite part of the day.” Anonymous

“Love is in the little things, the big things, and everything in between. I want to stay with you through all of them.” Anonymous

“The greatest gift of life is friendship.” —Hubert H. Humphrey

“I try to say I love you in a million different ways. That's what I aspire to do.”

—Christine McVie

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Photo: Southern Living

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.”

—Travis Barker

“Where there is great love, there are always wishes.” —Willa Cather

“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt the truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.” —William Shakespeare

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” —Maya Angelou

“This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.” —Aberjhani

“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.” —Aberjhani

“Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” —Audre Lorde

“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” —Nicholas Sparks

“Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.” —Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough.” —Jason Mraz

“We love because he first loved us.” —1 John 4:19

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” —Ingrid Bergman

“Love is being stupid together.” —Paul Valery

“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” —Robert Heinlein

“Anyone can be passionate but it takes real lovers to be silly.” —Rose Franken

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves- alone we find it with another.” —Thomas Merton

“When first we fall in love, we feel that we know all there is to know about life, and perhaps we are right.”— Mignon McLaughlin

“Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.” — Leo Tolstoy

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.” — Agatha Christie

“Much love much trial, but what an utter desert is life without love.” — Charles Darwin

“I don’t want to live—I want to love first, and live incidentally.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps most fatal to true happiness.” —Bertrand Russell

“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

* Anything I do is better with you. xoxo

* We may not know exactly what this is just yet, but I like it. A lot.

* Soul mate, best friend, partner — you’re everything to me and more.

* Still can’t believe you’re my [one-and-only, boo, or insert your pet or nickname for them]. I’m truly the luckiest person ever.

* Episode 1: You Episode 2: Me Episode 3: We

* Love you to the moon and back — and with technology, maybe even to Mars and back someday, too. (That’s like, way more.)

* I love you so much — but I love us together even more.

* You’re the [mac to my cheese, butter on my popcorn, or something else you both love - use references to activities you share]!

* I’d give up a million {pizzas, nights of binge-watching, or something they know you love personally] for one day of just you.

* I love everything about you, but especially [insert what you love about them or a feeling when they’re around]. Happy Valentine’s Day to my one and only YOU!

* Included in this card is a good amount of hugging, kissing, and other fun things we’ll do later.

* Since the day we first met, you’re my sunniest sun and my shiniest star. Every day and always!

Romantic Movie Quotes for Valentine's Day

Photo: The Spruce Crafts
Photo: The Spruce Crafts

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” — Arwen in The Lord of the Rings

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Harry in When Harry Met Sally

“To me, you are perfect.” — Mark in Love Actually

“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” — Baby in Dirty Dancing

“I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” — Noah in The Notebook

“I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours.” — Edward in Sense and Sensibility

“I am in love with you. I know that love is just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable. And that we’re all doomed and that one day all of our labors will be returned to dust. And I know the sun will swallow the only Earth we will ever have. And I am in love with you.” — Gus in The Fault in Our Stars

“I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.” — Nick in The Wedding Date

“You have bewitched me, body and soul. I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” — Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice

Valentine’s Day Quotes For Him

When you’re trying to figure out what to write in a Valentine’s Day card for him, just remember to keep your message personal. Before you begin writing your message, think about why this person is special to you. Perhaps you can describe how your heart fluttered the moment you both first laid eyes on each other. You can also think about things that the two of you do together. Whether it be going to the movies or those special date nights, tell him how they just wouldn’t be the same without him. You’d be surprised at how far a little personalization can go.

Use your pet name for him, jot down a list of inside jokes that only the two of you share, and find some inspiration with these Valentine’s Day quotes for him.

“My favorite place in all of the world is next to you.” —Anonymous

“From the first time I saw you, I knew you would have my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day to the best husband I could have asked for.” —Anonymous

“Love is more than longing gazes, dancing in the rain and candlelight dinners, but I am so glad we experience all of that and more. I love you!” —Anonymous

“Happy Valentine’s Day to my handsome guy. I am proud to be yours and love being with you on this day and each chance we can get!” —Anonymous

“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” Andre Breton

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” —The Chaos of Stars

“I love you because you make me ridiculously happy.” —Anonymous

“Sometimes I wonder how you put up with me. Then I remember, oh I put up with you. So we’re even.” —Anonymous

“And suddenly all the love songs were about you.” —Anonymous

“You stole my heart, but I’ll let you keep it.” —Anonymous

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” —Leo Christopher

“I’ve never been so scared of losing something in my entire life, then again nothing in my life has ever meant as much to me as you do.” —Anonymous

“I love that rush, when he folds me into his arms and I can let out a sigh of relief, knowing I’m safe there. Always. —Michelle Poelking

“When I’m with you hours feel like seconds. When we’re apart, days feel like years.” —Anonymous

“I will never forget the moment I realized I loved you.” —Anonymous

Valentine’s Day Quotes For Her

Remind her of the beauty you get to see every day and fill the space of your Valentine’s Day card with words that will touch her heart. Whether you choose a quote said by her favorite author or from a romantic film, you can guarantee one of these quotes will make her feelings even stronger for you. These Valentine’s Day quotes will elevate your message to match all of your special gift ideas for her this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to include a sentimental Valentine’s Day card along with her special Valentine’s Day Gift to show her how much you love her.

Photo: With Our Best - Denver Lifestyle Blog
Photo: With Our Best - Denver Lifestyle Blog

“In a world full of temporary things you are a perpetual feeling.” —Sanober Khan

“Love is like the wind. You can’t see it, but you can feel it.” —A Walk to Remember

“Love is too weak a word for what I feel for you. One life is too small a time to express how madly I am in love with you.” —Anonymous

“You take my breath away. Always.” —Anonymous

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus a day so I never have to live without you.” —Anonymous

“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” —Anonymous

“You have no idea how fast my heart beats when I see you.” —Anonymous

“Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.” —Anonymous

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.” —The Notebook

“I kind of sort of maybe quite possibly like you a lot.” —Anonymous

“Love isn’t finding the perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” —Sam Keen

“Because, a girl like you is impossible to find.” —Anonymous

“I love you not only for what you are but, for what I am when I’m with you.” —Roy Croft

“Turns out I like you a lot more than I originally planned.” —Anonymous

“I love you for all that you are, all that you have been and all that you are yet to be.” —Anonymous

For Tough Times

Life’s struggles wait for nothing—not even Valentine’s Day. The good news? Your message of love and support feels all the more meaningful. Here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day messages for someone who’s going through it.

“You’re loved every day, especially by me.”

“I don’t need Valentine’s Day to say how much I care about you.”

“You have an amazing heart. But you already know that!”

“I know this isn’t a good year, but you’re a good person, and I care so much about you.”

“Self-love is one of the greatest kinds of love out there. So treat yourself with kindness (and a lot of chocolate) today.”

“You’re brave and strong and I love that.”

“Today might be a tough day, but I’ll tough it out with you, Valentine.”

“I don’t love Valentine’s Day, but I love you. Thinking of you today.”

“A toast to all the independent ladies out there…especially you! You’re so loved and admired.”

For Friends

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Photo: Pinterest

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love! Show your BFF—heck, make that all your buds—some sweetness with these Valentine’s Day messages for friends.

* You’re exactly what friends are for.

* Glad Palentine’s Day is a thing so I can wish you a happy one!

* Thanks for being awesome in so many ways.

* I’m so glad we can count on each other.

* From your partner in crime.

* Thanks for all your love and support.

* It’s a day about love, and I totally love you, friend!

* If you wanna split a bottle of wine and big box of chocolate, I’m down.

* Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? Annoying jerks, that’s who.

* Our friend-love is so important to me.

* Soul mates aren’t just a romantic thing. Thanks for being my friend soul mate.

* Thanks for being the loyal and caring [friend] you are. Love you!

* Here’s to a Valentine’s Day filled with good wine, good food and especially good friends like you.

* Happy Valentine’s to one of my favorite people. Ever.

* Valentine’s Day and every day, I’m grateful for you.

* Hope he/she spoils you. You deserve it.

* Besties are the best dates.

* Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day to my [BFF, mentor]! Because you deserve every hug, heart and applause for being so amazing!

* You’re such a great human — hope all the love you give comes back to you a million times more this Valentine’s Day!

* Life’s incomplete without friends like you — you’re the one who completes me most! Lots of love on Valentine’s Day!

* You are legit the coolest person ever. xo

* You exceed every expectation of being a friend — love you lots! xo

* Someone as amazing as you deserves the most amazing Valentine’s Day, too.

* I love you more than endless coffee refills. (Knowing me, that’s the most you can love something EVER.) [Or insert your favorite thing instead]

* You are the best person ever. Hope Valentine’s Day is the best celebration for you!

* Hey girl, thanks for being my favorite Galentine!

* Lots of love to my partner-in-crime, laughs, margaritas, and everything else that makes life fun!

* To the person who gets me the most — hope your Valentine’s Day is nothing but the absolute best!

What To Write In A Valentine’s Day Card

As a celebration of Valentine’s Day people exchange flowers, Valentine’s Day gifts and scribble love notes on the blank spaces of personal greeting cards. Although we express how we feel almost every other day of the year, on Valentine’s Day, it’s always more difficult to put feelings on paper. More often than not, we wonder if we’re writing too much or too little, or if we’re really getting across what we truly want to say to our loved ones. Before you begin writing your heartfelt Valentine’s Day message think about the person you are writing to.

Think about how the special person makes you feel and what message you want to convey to them this Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you have a favorite memory or moment with the person you want to highlight in your card. Messages don’t have to be long and detailed, just simply writing a message from the heart will be a great way to show your love for the person you’re writing to. Detailed messages of course, will also be appreciated as well. Include small and sentimental gifts that will make you’re Valentine feel more special during this holiday of love. Whether you gift them a piece of personalized jewelry or photo book, you can rest assured that the recipient will love it all because it is coming from you.

We’ve listed 5 steps below that will help you create the perfect Valentine’s Day cards:

* Address your Valentine. Start your message off by addressing your card recipient. Your opening phrase should reflect your relationship with whom you are writing to.

* Wish your card recipient a Happy Holiday. This is usually accomplished with a simple phrase like, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

* Write a heartfelt message. When writing your message, speak from the heart. Add personalized touches to let your Valentine know how much you care.

* Use a quote to inspire your Valentine’s Day message. Don’t be afraid to borrow a few words from your favorite writer or poet. Valentine’s Day quotes can be very touching additions to your greeting card and go great with a box of chocolates or handmade Valentine’s Day gift.

* Sign your card with love. Use a loving closing to wrap up your Valentine’s Day message and end your greeting just as it started off.

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