14 Valentine's Day Quotes That'll Inspire You to Share the Love
We might not all be poets, but that doesn't mean we can't express heartfelt sentiments to our sweetheart on February 14. Write these quotes out longhand into a card paired with our gift-worthy ideas.
"Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays," Martha once remarked in the February 2007 of Living. "It's romantic, cute, and pink, and everything associated with it evokes love and passion and all things pretty and lacy for me." As a child, she said she would labor over elaborate doily cards with silly messages ("Be mine," "Heartthrob," or "Kisses"), which she would then deliver by hand, decorate valentine card boxes at school, and share cookies, candies, and hand-knit scarves as handmade gifts.
Today, Martha's recollection is one of many such famous quips, messages, and sayings about the holiday of love. Celebrations around the country still involve plenty of sweet treats, tokens of affection, and gift-giving—inspiring the romantic in all of us. Indeed, the entire month of February promises a celebration of love and togetherness with the hope of spring's renewal just around the corner. It's a time to reflect on those we love, and on why we love them—with the opportunity to show them that we value their presence in our lives. And Valentine's Day is a keen reminder to do just that.
While it's customary to give flowers and chocolate, you and your loved ones can make the holiday as personalized as your relationships together. What does Valentine's Day mean to you and the love of your life? Bake a batch of sweet cookies or candy, tuck painted wooden hearts into unsuspecting pockets and lunch boxes as a small token, or enjoy a quiet romantic dinner for two as a date for bonding with your significant other.
Words of love, like the ones in these quotes, make perfect statements that you can include in your Valentine's Day cards.
"I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)."
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
Ana Claudia Antunes
"True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses."
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too."
"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything."
"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because only is finally better than your dreams."
"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love."
"Love is a game that two can play and both win."
"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever."
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
Charles M. Schulz
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."