How to Write a Valentine’s Card 13.02.20

Writing a personal message in a Valentine’s card might seem a little old-fashioned to some people. Many of you may rarely write by hand anymore, and don’t send letters or give people notes as much as you once did. Valentine’s Day is one occasion when you might feel the urge to write something meaningful, whether it’s in a letter or a Valentine’s card. If you’ve never written a love message or note before, you might feel a little overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of it. However, once you start thinking about it, it’s not as difficult as you might think. A Valentine’s card can be a beautiful message of your love that’s sure to be appreciated and win you some brownie points too.

Because writing Valentine’s notes isn’t common, choosing to write and give someone a card makes it extra special. You can write down your thoughts and feelings, which is especially useful if you have a harder time saying what you feel out loud. If you’re setting out to write a Valentine’s card, take a look at some of these tips to help you get started.

Get the Right Materials

Before you begin, it’s a good idea to gather the materials that you need. You don’t necessarily have to write a beautiful letter in calligraphy with expensive ink, but it’s worth putting some thought into what your card looks like. You could start with a luxury Valentine’s card, which gives you a readymade place to write your declaration of love. If you want plenty of space inside to write your message, choose one of our cards which are all blank inside. You can write what you want without having to work around a message that has already been printed. No pressure 🙂

Start with a Draft

Once you’ve picked out something to write on, you don’t have to start using your chosen card right away. If you make any mistakes or decide that you don’t like what you’ve written, it would just be a waste of materials. Writing a first draft can help you to work out what it is you want to say, and you don’t need to be afraid to mess up – this is a great tip! Before you even write a full note or letter, you might want to jot down some notes, so you have an outline of what you want to write.

What to Say in Your Valentine’s Card

Of course, the most important thing to consider is the contents of your message. No one can really tell you exactly what to write because your Valentine’s message needs to come from the heart. However, there are plenty of tips that can help you decide what you want to say.

If you’re not sure where to start, begin by saying why you’re writing this note. Valentine’s Day may have a special meaning to you – “on our anniversary”, “our first date X years ago”, or simply “happy Valentine’s day” – but it could also be something such as you miss them, you’re thinking of them or you want to help them through a tough time.

While that’s a good way to get started, it won’t necessarily be very personal. You can follow on by getting a little deeper into why you’re writing the letter and what you want to say to show your partner that you love them. This might include telling them why you love them, both physical and personality traits, as well as why you work so well together. What do they do for you, not just in practical terms but in the way they make you feel? You might mention a special memory or talk about the life you share together.

How to Start and Finish your Valentine’s card

Starting and finishing your love letter can be tricky. You might have be taught to use “Dear Sir/Madam” and “yours sincerely” for letters at school, but they’re not exactly appropriate for a Valentine’s card. Choose something that feels right to you, whether it’s using a pet name, expressing your love, or even putting an X for a kiss.

Writing a Valentine’s card might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Write it from the heart and focus on what you really feel to get it right.

And don’t forget you can buy a Valentine’s card from our store!

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