What to Write…
And this month’s subject is What to Write in a Valentine. But before we get to that specifically, we wanted to introduce some thoughts that will work for just about any occasion or life event…from the happiest, to the most formal, to even those that are touched by sadness.
Although there are many ways to express your thoughts and wishes, sending a personal note in your own words somehow means more–no matter what the occasion. But it’s not always easy knowing where to begin. That’s why we’re creating this blog…to help you send the perfect card that not only expresses your thoughts, but helps you stay connected to those important people in your life.
Take a few minutes to organize your thoughts and to clarify your intent. Do you want to…
- Send a wish for a specific occasion?
- Congratulate or compliment someone?
- Say “thank you?”
- Simply say, “You’re a great friend?”
- What would they say to make you feel better or happier?
- To let you know they care?
- To tell you they think you’re special?
If you’re still not sure what to talk about, here are a few more ideas:
- Think of something funny, serious, or cute that only the two of you
- might know about.
- Remember special memories you’ve shared together.
- Write a short (or long!) list of words that describe this
particular person or occasion or both!
How to Begin…
It’s usually helpful to jot down a few ideas first. Reading them over will sometimes spark a new idea or help you to consider other thoughts you may have forgotten.
- Use simple, everyday language–write it just like you would say it
and your message will sound warmer and more personal.
- Be honest–it’s okay to admit that this is a difficult thing to do or that you’re having trouble finding the right words. After all, you’re taking the time to
express yourself and that’s a sincere gesture anyone can appreciate.
- Keep in mind, many of the ideas and phrases we’ll be featuring in the months ahead can be used for many different occasions or situations. They can also be used in many ways–in letters, greeting cards, ecards, or notes.
Or simply add one above your signature or to an ecard for a quick personal touch!
And now to the main feature…
What to Write in a Valentine
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express
your loving or romantic soul! Which means you don’t have to just have a significant other to shower with hearts and flowers. Think about all the people around you who bring joy to your life. This is the day to send a little extra love their way, too.
If your valentine is going to a sweetheart, spouse or partner, remind them that life wouldn’t be the same without them. Be real, be authentic, be sweet, be loving. Go for the big words…after all, this is the person who keeps your blood pumping!
- You’re the best part of my life.
- You fill my heart with everything wonderful.
- There’ll never be another you!
- I’d be lost with you.
- Loving you just comes naturally.
- Lucky me–having you to love!
- You’ll always be first in my life and in my heart.
- You’re the smile at the end of my day.
- I love you more than life itself!
- You make my world a better place to be.
If your valentine is going to a friend, a family member, or perhaps your kids, then try a compliment. Let them know they mean the world to you.
- You’re the best!
- You rock!
- You make me smile.
- You amaze me!
- I love you a bunch!
- I love the way you smile (or sing, laugh, cook, dance…)
- Everyone needs a friend (or sister, special kid, mom…) like you!
- Your friendship (or smile, happiness…) means the world to me.
- You’ve touched my life in a special way.
- You make my world a better place to be. (Some thoughts work for
more than one situation!)
Be funny if your relationship is new or one where cracking jokes makes you both laugh.
Be sweet if it’s your mom or your little brother. And it’s okay to simply send a “Happy Valentine’s Day to Someone Special” wish. After all, what your gesture is really saying is how much you care about and value the person you’re sending your card to.
So now that you’re in the mood to write, check your thesaurus for more adoring, caring, sultry, sweet, or funny words about love and send them on to the people in your life today. It’s sure to bring on a smile or maybe even a hugfest. Happy Valentine’s Day!