Things to write in Valentine's Day cards for kids

Updated April 17, 2017

Adults often associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, but children like to be involved in this day too. Children love to both give and receive Valentine’s Day cards and will give them to classmates, friends, parents, siblings, grandparents and teachers. Whether the cards are homemade or purchased, children often need guidance on what to write inside.


A Valentine’s Day card should begin by saying who it is for. Incorporate a word that shows that you care for that person like favourite, wonderful, special, best, or lovely. Examples of this are “To my favourite teacher,” “For my best friend” and “To my wonderful mother.” Make it clear that this message is for a specific person and they are not getting the same message as anyone else you are giving a card to.

Sincere message

When you write a message in a Valentine’s Day card you want it to be sincere. For close family and friends you can write a message that tells them how special they are to you, how you appreciate the things they do for you or how much your friendship means. If you are giving a card to a classmate you are not very close to then it can be a simple message that just says “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Poems, quotes, riddles and jokes

If you have trouble finding words to express how you feel, then you can put a poem, quote or joke inside your card. Using these is a good way to make your Valentine’s Day card light-hearted and bring a smile to the face of your friends and family. You can even come up with your own poetry to include.


You can conclude your card with a sentence such as “With love from,” “Your loving daughter,” “Hugs and kisses” or “In friendship.” Don’t forget to sign your name at the bottom. You can be creative in delivering you card by rolling it up and placing it inside a balloon with some glitter. Blow the balloon up and tie it off then your friends will have to pop their balloon to read your Valentine’s Day card.

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