Valentine's Day Messages: How to Show Love to Your Loves

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers anymore. Sure, for those still in the throes of passionate, romantic love, V-Day is the perfect time to shout your love from the rooftop (or from the top of a couch, if you happen to be Tom Cruise). But it’s a chance to express Valentine's Day messages of adoration, appreciation, and admiration for your kiddies, besties, parents, and partners.

Coming up with just the right words for that special someone can be tricky though. Good news is, we’re here to help! Whether you want to get all mushy, keep it simple, or rely on visuals, we’ve got some divine ideas and templates to wow your loved ones and make them remember why you are truly the Taj.

Love notes 'n quotes to quicken your heart

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Who doesn’t love a good love quote? If gettin’ all philosophical is your jam, here are some classic Valentine’s Day messages that will impress your honey and express your deepest emotions. And if you choose a template like For All Your Love, you can also add a snuggly shot of you and your S.O. Awww.

1. I know of only one duty, and that is to love. – Albert Camus

2. Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. – Lord Byron

3. Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. – Kay Knudsen

4. Love that is not madness is not love. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

5. Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Elizabeth Bowen

6. Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

7. To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything. – Bill Russell

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Want to add a little lightness to your Valentine’s Day message? Try this:

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz

And for all you long-term couples:

As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change… I will always keep falling in love with you. – By Karen Clodfelder

Tip: Anytime you want to switch out a design element and change things up, dig in to our trove of Graphics. We’ve got a particularly rad folder of hearts, from doodly to doily to broken (just sayin’).

Simple 'n sweet love messages for Mom

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Mom's #1 on our Valentine's Day list. If you’re a PicMonkeyer of few words, choose a template that makes the graphics pop. Offer a clean & cutesy take on V-Day, or frou-frou it up with glitter and gushiness galore.

You can make the text your own by changing the words to “I’m Yours,” “Much Love,” “Forever,” “I 💜 U,” or whatever floats your boat to make sure Mom knows she's the real MVP.

Other Mom-loving phrases to consider:

  • Mom, I love you to the moon and back

  • You're my best friend, Mom

  • I celebrate you this Galentine's Day, Mom!

Take emotional inventory to see if you wanna go the witty, sweet, or punny route. All roads lead to awesome. And if you wanna take the extra mile, why not turn your valentine into a redeemable coupon for Mom to be used any time? Consider:

  • 20-minute foot massage

  • Gilmore Girls marathon

  • Pottery class

  • Movie Mondays for a month

Love truly knows no bounds.

Punny V-Day messages for friends & lovers alike

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Get in touch with your sillier side by choosing one of our punnier creations.

These templates take care of themselves, serving up a groovy color gradient vibe, a cute line, and a sincere sentiment all in one spiffy package. And they can be given to anyone on your Valentine’s Day list: friends, family, or lovers.

Other punny Valentine's Day messages to consider:

  • Olive you the world!

  • This is cheesy but I think you're grate.

  • You have a pizza my heart.

  • Aloe you vera much.

Listen – you don't have to write an essay to be a wordsmith. Try out your cheesiest, never-before-used pickup lines, jokes, or charming one-liners. No one's judging you here!

Romantic Valentine's messages for your hunni

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Not sure what will set your valentine’s heart aflutter? You can’t go wrong with a great photo card. Choose a pic of them, of you, of you and them, of you and your dental hygienist—anything goes. Then add some words, shake or stir, and you’re on your way!

With this simple template design, start with a money shot, add a big dose of “XO” and then come up with a snappy finish:

  • XOXO hugs and kisses

  • XOXO gossip girl (a forever classic)

  • XOXO lots of love

  • XOXO forever

Or...customize the text that reads "XO" with "LOVE" and insert a timeless phrase:

  • LOVE is all you need (Bet you never heard THAT one before.)

  • LOVE always and forever

  • LOVE makes the world go ‘round

  • LOVE is the music of life

  • LOVE is the answer

  • LOVE is a many-splendored thing

  • LOVE is a precious gift

  • LOVE will only bring you pain and sorrow (Oh, wait, scratch that one. 😉 )

  • LOVE is a serious mental disease (Plato said that, for real.)

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V-Day greetings from the fam

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Couldn’t get it together to send a Christmas card? Miss the New Year’s cutoff, too? (A mid-January Happy New Year just won’t do.) Don’t fret, you’ve still got Valentine’s Day! If you’re a champion procrastinator or you just think Valentine’s Day is too joyous not to share with everyone you know, consider sending V-Day cards from your whole family or from you and your S.O.

We’ve got tons of gorgeous templates where photos are the star of the show. Add a simple Valentine’s Day message like, “Love, the [made-up family name]”, and you’re good to go!

Other loving Valentine's Day messages for some good ole fashioned snail mail:

  • We dig livin' nearby. Happy Valentine's Day.

  • Thanks for being our neighbors and friends.

  • Hope your Valentine's Day is sweet, just like you!

  • S-W-A-K (Sealed with a kiss!) We miss you!

Similar to greeting cards, you can also use valentines as a way to update your loved ones on recent happenings. Feel free to make a list of things you're celebrating so everyone can help you share the love.

Valentine's messages for the whole class

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Whether you’re a kindergartener or a tween, hitting just the right Valentine’s Day note is critical. We’ve created templates for all kid-types — from the shy to the bold to the lovey-dovey. These funny, sweet and/or clever cards will skyrocket your child to the head of the class and give their friends something to smile about.

Other loving Valentine's Day messages for kiddos in school:

  • You're one-of-a-kind, Valentine.

  • You put the stars in my sky.

  • You're my pal – be my Val-entine.

  • Let's be BFFs today – and always!

  • You are the apple of my eye, Valentine!

Valentine's Day messages for business

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Just because Valentine's Day is a holiday doesn't mean all businesses get time off. In fact, there is no better time to express love & appreciation for your customers than this very day! Why not thank 'em with a discount, sale, or limited-time-only exclusive offer?

Consider the following V-day business messages:

  • We love your loyalty! Here's 20% off.

  • We appreciate you. Shop our V-day collection.

  • XOXO. Buy your loved one a gift on sale! Use coupon code: XO

  • VDAY SALE! 50% off everything!

For those goin' for an over-the-top, put a ring on it kinda holiday, keep a lookout for businesses offering deals exactly like this one! The time is now (good luck!)

Need more help with what to say? Read about Good Night Messages and Happy Birthday messages for Mom. And know that so long as you speak from your heart, you can't go wrong.

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make powerful images that level up your business.