100+ Best Valentine’s Day Quotes & Message Ideas

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start getting all your Valentine’s wishes in order, whether for your significant other, your friends, your family, or even classmates and colleagues.

And trust us – we know how stressful this can be, which is why we’ve decided to create this guide to help you out. 

In this post, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of Valentine’s Day message ideas for every recipient and vibe you can imagine. Hopefully, with all your bases covered, you’ll find this aspect of Valentine’s Day just a bit less stressful.

We’ll start with classic Valentine puns, then Valentine wishes for the *lover* in your life (in other words, romantic Valentine’s Day quotes) and end with other heartfelt and funny options for friends, family, co-workers, and classmates as well.

We hope you find this roundup helpful!

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Punny Valentine’s Day Messages or Quotes

Want to spice up your Valentine’s phrases/messages with a pun or two? Of course we have some resources for that. 

We’ve already assembled a bunch of different Valentine pun roundups here – so be sure to check them out. They can be adapted for all recipients and moods, making them easy building blocks for the perfect Valentine’s wish!

Here are our Valentine pun roundups so far:

And here are some of our top (pun-tastic) Valentine’s Day messages:

This Valentine’s Day, I’m raising the Bakes and making [insert baked good].

I’m Bananas for you.

Having you as a Valentine is a Home Run.

I Hoop you have the best Valentine’s Day!

Will you Bee mine?

Oh Valentine, you make my heart Beet faster.

I would Berry much love for you to be my Valentine.

You can always count on me, Valentine.

You are the Purr-fect Valentine.

I love you a Choco-Lot, Valentine.

I like you a Latte.

Will you be mine, my Deer?

Happy Valentine’s Day, cutie 3.14.

It would make Miso happy if you were my Valentine.

I’m nuts about you, Valentine.

You’ve stolen a Pizza my heart! Will you be my Valentine?

Thank you for Pudding up with me, Valentine.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I Rose to the occasion.

Wool you be my Valentine?

Sweet Valentine Messages for Your Significant Other

Alright – let’s begin with the perfect Valentine’s messages to send to your partner or spouse. If you plan to go the ‘serious’ route and write something heartfelt, here are some ideas for sweet Valentine’s Day messages you should steal. We also have a full list of Valentine wishes for your wife here, and for your husband here.

Happy Valentine’s Day to my greatest adventure yet.

Happy Valentine’s Day to the person who is my everything. I love you!

To the sunshine of my life, happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.

So blessed to do life with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for making everyday an adventure. I love you, valentine.

Because of you, I wake up every morning excited for the day to come. And, because of you, I finally have a reason to smile until I fall asleep. There are few treasures in this world as precious as your love, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have been the one you chose. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my Valentine.

To the amazing human who has given me everything, Happy Valentine’s Day. No amount of gifts could ever repay you for the light you’ve brought into my life, but that won’t stop me from trying. I love you!

Finding a partner like you has truly been one of the greatest joys and adventures of my life. I can’t wait to make more memories with you, my  Valentine. Happy love day – you truly are my world.

I don’t know how I got so lucky with a partner like you, but I am grateful for you every day, even if I forget to say it. Thank you for everything you do. I couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect human to do life with. Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.

To my absolute favorite person – Happy Valentine’s Day. Thank you for blessing me with a love this pure and wonderful. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have you in my life!

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” ― Virginia Woolf, Selected Diaries

“You know you are in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

Funny Valentine’s Day Messages for Your Significant Other

Next, let’s do some jokey Valentine’s messages that are lighthearted but still sweet in their own way. Whether you’re looking for cheeky Valentines messages or something a little more savage, these cute Valentine’s messages are guaranteed to get a laugh out of your partner. 

Happy Valentine’s Day to my human heater, my therapist, my personal chef, my chauffeur and my overall emotional support human. I’d think about giving you a raise but LOL turns out I don’t even pay you.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I intended to send you something embarrassing but then the mailman was like “please get out of the mailbox”.

I think it says a lot that I’m still not sick of you, so happy Valentine’s Day to the one who has melted my stone cold heart.

So happy you decided to lower your standards and settle for me <3 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite person!!! Could you pass that message onto them?

I am yours, Valentine. No refunds.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’m bad at rhyming
But I love your butt.

There’s no one else I’d rather mindlessly scroll on my phone with next to every night. Happy Valentine’s Day, [insert cute nickname].

Roses are expensive,
Violets are expensive,
So I got you nothing,
Hope that’s not offensive…

If you had told me 5 years ago that I would someday be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a husband like you, then…. I would have backed away very, very slowly and escaped to Mexico. All jokes aside, I love you, husband. Thank you for being my valentine!

I’m glad we always found Valentine’s Day cheesy and cliched because I know this card will hurt you more than it hurt me to write it. Take that, sucker.

To my wonderful Valentine, you may not be [insert celebrity crush he knows about], but you’re better because you’re mine. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love you so much, I even wait to watch new episodes of [insert fave show] so we can watch together. Listen, if that’s not love, then I don’t know what is. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the best partner on Earth. And I guess Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too.

I love you even though [insert random quirks and traits she has]. In fact, somehow those things make me love you more. Guess that’s what folks call true love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I find Valentine’s Day overly cheesy and clichéd, but I guess you’re worth it.

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Sweet Valentine Wishes for Friends

Valentine’s Day isn’t always about romantic love, and sometimes it’s the love among friends that deserves to be celebrated. Here are some sweet and kind Valentine messages intended for friends, and be sure to click here for a full list of Valentine message and caption ideas for friends.

Friends are the family you choose, and I’m so glad I chose you <3 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friendship is the glue that holds life together and makes it worth living. Thank you for adding a bit of sunshine to my day, everyday.

Thanks for giving me a reason to smile everyday <3 Friends like you are so rare, and I count myself SO lucky to have found you. I love you, friend! Happy Valentine’s Day!

With a friend like you in my life, I will forever feel SO loved. Thank you for always cheering me on. You’re the best. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Moments with you never cease to brighten my day, so I hope this message brightens yours. Happy Valentine’s Day to one of the best people I’ve ever known. I hope you know how loved you are!

How blessed I feel to have a friend like you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

The best thing about Valentine’s Day is realizing how much love I have in my life. Thanks for being such a huge part of it <3

“That’s the thing about friendship, it’s a lot rarer than love, because there is nothing in it for any body.” — Owen Wilson

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“True friends are families which you can select.” — Audrey Hepburn

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

Funny Valentine Wishes for Friends

Love roasting your friends or poking fun of others in your friend group? We get it – sometimes that’s more fun. Here are some funny Valentine messages for friends that they’ll definitely appreciate, and be sure to click here for a full list of Valentine message and caption ideas for friends.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
V-Day sucks less
With friends just like you

No matter who is in my life, just know you’re always my #1. Love you, secret Valentine. Always and forever!

Petition to turn Valentine’s Day into Valen-wine’s Day… All in favor?

I love you because we hate all the same things. Thank you for being so in hate with everything just like me <3 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Who needs a date when your friends are the hottest on the planet? IDK, you’d have to ask whoever has the hottest friends on the planet. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the best therapist I pay zero money to. I love you so much!

Someday you’ll find someone who deserves you… and then I’ll fight them off with a broom because you’re mine. Happy Valentine’s Day from your forever #1.

Well, at least someone wished you a Happy Valentine’s Day, right?

I love you more than [insert fave food/drink/celeb crush], which is a scary amount of love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, you fox. PS: Don’t forget chocolate is 50% off tomorrow.

Sending you this over the top love note so that people around you will think you’ve got an actual Valentine. What are friends for, right? You’re welcome. … Also, is it working?

Sweet Valentine Wishes for Family

While Valentine’s Day is more often seen as a romantic day, or a day to celebrate love among friends, love from family is often the strongest and most overlooked of all! So, if you plan to send Valentine’s Day cards/messages to your family this year, whether that be your mom, dad, siblings, aunts or uncles, here are some ideas.

I know Valentine’s Day is usually a day for romantic love, but I’ll never forget the very first people I loved <3 Happy Valentine’s Day to you, [insert recipient] – hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the [person/people] that taught me what love truly means. I hope you have a special day – you deserve it!

Love is truly one of the greatest things we can experience in this life, and I’m so grateful I was surrounded by it from the very start. Thank you for everything, and happy Valentine’s Day!

Because today is a day to celebrate love in all its forms, I wanted you to know how blessed I feel to have you in my life. Thank you for always standing by me and for being my shoulder to cry on. I love you, [insert recipient] – Happy Valentine’s Day!

How did I luck out with such a loving and wonderful [insert recipient]? Thank you for bringing so much love and light into my life. Happy Valentine’s Day – I love you!

My life is so much brighter with you in it. Thank you for always loving me, and for showing me what true love really means. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Family is everything to me, and on a day that celebrates love, I figured that’s definitely worth celebrating. Happy Valentine’s Day, [insert recipient] and thank you for loving me so perfectly <3

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Funny Valentine Wishes for Family

Do you have more of a humorous relationship with your family members? Well, in that case, these Valentine card quotes might do the trick:

With a crazy family like ours, it’s a miracle I turned out okay…. Happy Valentine’s Day, [insert recipient] – thank you for teaching me what love is, even when it’s weird and crazy!

I love you more than I want to strangle you. That’s what true love and family is all about. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for showing me unconditional love and making it virtually impossible for me to have a functional relationship! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the family that taught me there’s no such thing as too much crazy. I love you!

Sometimes I wondered how I turned out the way I did… then I look at you guys and I wonder how I turned out as well as I did. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for always keeping my stomach full and my heart fuller. I love you – Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Wishes for Colleagues and Co-Workers

In need of a nice Valentine’s message to send to a colleague or co-worker at the office? Here are some cute ideas.

Thank you for making the work day so much brighter. Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Happy Valentine’s Day to my work [wife/husband/bestie]. You make the time fly by. Love you!

If I have to work on Valentine’s Day, I’m glad it’s at least with people I like! Thanks for being a great colleague. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Work is so much more fun with you around, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you! Happy Valentine’s Day, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

How lucky I am to be surrounded by colleagues like you with such a big heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in all forms, so thank YOU for making work a lovely place to be. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite colleague. Let’s sneak away for a chocolate break soon to celebrate.

To that special someone who makes work something I actually look forward to, happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for all that you do.

Roses are red,
The work day is tiring,
But having you ’round,
Is oh so inspiring.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, [insert name!] I hope today brings you as much joy as those emails about cake in the break room.

You deserve a mountain of chocolate and candy for all the times you’ve saved my butt… but hopefully this will do for now. Happy Valentine’s Day to the best colleague ever!

Valentine’s Day Wishes for Classmates 

And if you’re in need to special Valentine’s Day wishes for a classmate, here are some easy ideas. You might also want to refer to our list of animal Valentine puns here or our food-related Valentine puns here.

Thanks for making my school days a little brighter. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Time flies with amazing classmates like you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to a wonderful friend and classmate. You’re the best!

Happy endless chocolate day! And happy 50% chocolate day in advance ; ) 

It’s Valentine’s Day, so calories don’t count. Wishing you a delicious and happy day!

Thank you for all the laughs and smiles – I feel so lucky to have a classmate like you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I’ll take any excuse to stuff myself with chocolate. SO, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for being such a great friend! Happy Valentine’s Day, and may your day be filled with joy.

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Best of luck with your Valentine’s Cards Messages!

Let us know in the comments if you have any sweet Valentines messages you’d like for us to add, or of course feel free to let us know if you had any favorites.

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