100 Valentine’s Day card messages and quotes

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Fretting about the perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry: Our Valentine’s Day party invitations and greeting cards offer pre-formatted Valentine’s Day (and Galentine’s Day!) messages that range from romantic to funny. With such a wide selection of Valentine’s Day quotes, you won’t have to fret about the right words (though it’s always sweet to add a personalized love note). Keep reading for the 100 best Valentine’s Day card ideas from Paperless Post.


What should you write in a Valentine’s Day card?

Two side-by-side Valentine’s Day cards. Left - An illustration of a penny with the phrase “I’m so lucky I found you.” Right - An illustration of a frog holding a flower and surrounded by ferns and toadstools with the phrase “Kiss me.” The right card is paired with a red and pink envelope.Lucky Penny” by Hello!Lucky for Paperless Post; “Frog Fella” by Red Cap Cards for Paperless Post.


The sweetest Valentine’s Day messages are both personal and thoughtful. This is true whether your Valentine’s Day card is for your partner, your best friend, or your mom. A thoughtful Valentine’s Day message doesn’t have to be long, either: the truth is, you can convey a lot in a short and sweet sentiment, and a lot of our most popular online Valentine’s Day cards cut to the chase. All of our Valentine’s Day cards come pre-formatted with Valentine’s Day messages, or you can use one of these classic Valentine’s Day love quotes instead, which we’ll get to in a minute. 

What should you write in a Valentine’s Day cards for him?


Two side-by-side Valentine’s Day cards. Left - A square red card featuring an illustration of two naked devils with their arms around each other with the phrase “we’re one hell of a pair.” Right - A pink card featuring an illustration of two shrimp dining together with the phrase “I’m shrimply in love with you.” The red card is paired with a white envelope with a red and gold heart liner.Devilish Love” by Paperless Post; “Shrimple Pleasures” by Red Cap Cards for Paperless Post.


If you’re sending a card to your partner, you might want to show them that you can also be a romantic Valentine. Presumably, if that person is your boyfriend or husband, you’ll already have an idea of which Valentine’s message will be best. The object of your affection may appreciate passionate love messages, or he may be a funny and romantic Valentine who really loves a childish joke about body parts (no judgment!). No matter what his personality or sense of humor is, we have plenty of Valentine’s Day messages and cards to choose from: 

1. For the romantic: Everything’s different now that I’ve met you.

2. For the one who appreciates bathroom humor: If you were stung by a jellyfish I’d pee on you.

3. For the fisherman: You’re a catch.

4. For your rock: You’re a gem.

5. For the poker player: You suit me. Happy heart day.

6. For the one who loves silly humor (and butts!): I love you with all my butt (which is bigger than my heart).

7. For the stargazer or astrology lover: It was written in the stars.

8. For the dog lover: To the one I love the most.

9. For the frog lover: Hoppy Valentine’s Day.

10. For the guy who helped you level up your relationship game: Be my player two.

11. For the one where food is the way to his heart: Let’s canoodle.

12. For the guy you just can’t stop kissing: You’re a snack.

13. For the one who keeps things spicy: You’re hotter than ever.

14. For the one who loves making (and eating) scampi: I’m shrimply in love with you.

15. For the guy who’s sweet as pie: You’re the apple of my eye.

16. For the man who’s your (check) mate for life: You’re my perfect match.

17. For your forever honey: You’re the bee’s knees.

18. For the partner who makes everything better: Loving you is easy


What should you write in a Valentine’s Day card for your wife or girlfriend?

Two side-by-side Valentine’s Day cards. Left - A black card with illustrated red lips printed all over with room for a message in the middle. Right - A pink horizontal card with an illustration of a duck partially covering over a possibly explicit phrase that rhymes with “you’re ducking amazing.” It’s paired with a red envelope with a pink and red hearts liner.Two-Tone Lips” by kate spade new york for Paperless Post. “Ducking Amazing” by Paperless Post.


The perfect Valentine’s day card for her depends on who she is, and what she likes. Does your girlfriend or wife love puns and cheesy jokes, or is she someone who takes Valentine’s Day to heart? Have you been married a long time, or are you newlyweds? Appeal to her interests with a card featuring something she enjoys, whether it’s animals or cooking. Whatever you choose, we have Valentine’s Day ideas for her. Above all, be honest and tell her how much happiness she brings to your life.

19. For the wife who likes the simple things: I love you to the moon and back.

20. For the romantic wife: It’s still as if we’ve only just met. I am in awe of you every day.

21. For the dog lover wife: I wuff you.

22. For the chef wife: Brie mine or Olive you.

23. For the wife who keeps you steady: You’re my anchor.

24. For the wife who loves a good curse word: You’re ducking amazing.

25. For the wife who loves puns: I love you with every beet of my heart.

26. For the wife who loves cute Valentine’s Day love quotes: I’m sweet on you.

27. For your new wife: We’re good together.

28. For the wife you’re just crazy about: You drive me wild.

29. For the wife who just can’t miss her Monday night TV: Will you accept this rose?

30. For the wife with a sweet tooth: I’ll always pick you.

31. For your forever plus-one: You light up the room.

32. For the cat-lover: You are purrfect.

33. For the one who likes hearing words of affirmation: Have I told you how much I love you?

34. For the partner whose heart bursts with pride: Love is love is love is love…

35. For the girlfriend who appreciates simple pleasures: You blow me away.

36. For the gal who’s always in the garden: My love only grows for you.

37. For a love that grows stronger with time: Love you more than ever!

38. For the lover with a need for speed: You’re my dreamboat.


What should you write in a Valentine’s Day card to your mother?

Side-by-side Valentine's Day cards. Left - A pink floral card that reads in red metallic text "Love you more than ever!" Right - A horizontal card with space for a photo and an illustration of heart-shaped balloons. The card reads "Happy Valentine's Day."Loving Vibe” by Hello!Lucky for Paperless Post. “Birdie’s Balloons” by Little Cube for Paperless Post.


Your mom is always deserving of affection, so let her know you’re thinking of her by sending a sweet Valentine’s Day card. This is an especially great idea if you haven’t seen her in a while. Opt for a photo Valentine’s Day card with a picture of you, your kids, a wedding picture, or even her furry grand baby. Mom may have a great sense of humor, but it never hurts to include thoughtful Valentine’s Day messages to her about how much she means to you. (Then, schedule a Zoom, send her a text, or give her a call!

39. Love you more than ever, Mom.

40. May your day be filled with chocolate (with a photo Valentine’s Day card).

41. For the mom who loves a cute and punny Valentine’s Day message: I love you berry much.

42. Same idea, different food: You have a pizza of my heart.

43. A Happy Valentine’s Day message featuring a photo of her grandbabies.

44. Keep it simple: Happy Valentine’s Day Mom and Dad.

45. XO: A quick hello to say how much I love you.

46. Start from scratch: Send a virtual bouquet with a heartfelt note to your mom.

47. Remind her again and again: Sending lots of love today and every day.


What should you write in a Valentine’s Day card for your father?

No matter what types of hobbies your father has, he’s sure to appreciate a thoughtful card on Valentine’s Day. Tell your dad how much he means to you with a message that reflects both his own unique interests and your relationship.

48. For the award-winning dad in your life: You’re the best.

49. For the dad whose soul is still in the ’70s: I lava you!

50. For the dad who carries a growler everywhere: You’re fabrewlous! Hoppy Valentine’s Day.

51. For the legendary dad that’s always there for you: You’re a legend.

52. For the dad with a sweet tooth: Love you a choco-lot.

53. For the dad who just got back from Costa Rica: I love you slooow much! 

54. For the dad who’s a little cheesy: So grateful for you! You make everything cheddar!

55. For the dad who makes everything better: You are home.


What should you write in a Valentine’s Day card for your sibling?

Whether you see your sibling every day or only a few times a year, they’ll love getting a Valentine’s Day card from you. From funny to heartfelt, choose a design and message that reminds you of your brother or sister, and they’ll treasure it (and your thoughtfulness!) for years to come.

56. For the sister who loves game night: Bingo—hit the jackpot with you!

57. For the brother who recycles everything: You make the world a better place.

58. For the sister who lives for Fleet Week: Sending you a boatload of love.

59. For the brother who can’t resist a canine: Sending you a basket full of puppies!

60. For the sibling with an undying love for fast food: I only have fries for you!

61. For the sibling who prefers slippers to heels: I’d stay home with you anytime.


What should you write in a Valentine’s card for your friend?

Two side-by-side Valentine’s Day cards. Left - A pink card with illustrations of dim sum food items like dumplings, buns, and tea paired with the phrase “You’re all that and dim sum.” Right - A square card with an illustration of two dogs riding a tandem bike with the phrase “Missing my ride or die!” It’s paired with a red envelope with a pink plaid liner.All that and Dim Sum” and “Tandem Love” by Paperless Post.


There are tons of options for non-romantic, funny Valentine’s cards for your friends; many of which involve puns (because, let’s be honest, they’re great at cracking a smile). Don’t forget to include a personal Valentine’s Day message as well. Heck, get all sentimental if you want. Whether it’s someone you haven’t seen in over a year or a roommate you watch “The Bachelor” with every week, let them know you appreciate their friendship.

62. For the friend who’s always there in an emergency: If you were stung by a jellyfish, I’d pee on you.

63. For the friend who likes shiny things: You’re a gem.

64. For the BFF who makes happy hour happier: Partner in wine.

65. For the far-away friend who’d go anywhere with you: Missing my ride or die.

66. For the friend who’s sweet as candy: Be mine.

67. For the bookworm: I’d like to check you out.

68. For the friend who loves NatGeo: Hoppy Valentine’s Day.

69. For the bud who always craves Chinese food: You’re all that and Dim Sum.

70. For the one who’s always there for the girls: You’re sweet! Happy Galentine’s Day

71. For the BFF who completes you: Sending you love! I love all of you.

72. For the friend who believes in retail therapy: Take me shopping with you, and I’m all yours.

73. For the friend with the best advice: Because of you, I know I can handle anything life throws at me.

74. The world is happy you are in it.

75. For the friend you’d choose over everyone else: You’re my favorite.

76. For your number longtime friend: You are the GOAT!

77. For the one who’s there for you no matter what: Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m glad I have a friend like you.

78. For your fellow feline parent: Furever lover

79. For the BFF who loves bread more than Oprah: You’re the loaf of my life.

80. For the ladies who make your life complete: Hey, you’re awesome.

The best Valentine’s Day quotes

If you want to use a longer Valentine’s Day quote, you could use our online stationery instead of a traditional Valentine’s Day greeting card. Especially if your special someone loves literature (or at least quotes from literature), it’s a great idea to customize your card with Valentine’s Day quotes from the pros. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day card messages you can use, including romantic quotes from poetry, novels, and books. They are sure to make your reader swoon:

81. “If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

82. “Love is patient, love is kind… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

83. “I love you through and through, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, too.”– Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

84. “We were together. I forget the rest.” – Walt Whitman

85. “One is loved because one is loved. There is no reason for loving.” – Paulo Coelho

86. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” – Virginia Woolf

87. “Whatever our souls are made of…his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte

88. “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

89. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Margaret Mitchell

90. “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

91. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

92. “There are all types of love in this world and never the same love twice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

93. “You’ve got a lovely everything.” – Ernest Hemingway

94. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda

95. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” – Haruki Murakami

96. “I’m yours forever—forever and ever. Here I stand; I’m as firm as a rock. If you’ll only trust me, how little you’ll be disappointed. Be mine as I am yours.” – Henry James

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

98. “Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover

99. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”― John Green

100. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” -Robert Munsch

Sending a Valentine’s Day card via email or text is a simple way to let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them. Schedule your Valentine’s Day online cards on our app or website today, and check the holiday off your list. From romantic love cards to funny Valentine’s Day cards, we have a Valentine’s message for everyone in your address book.