Here's How to Wish a "Happy Valentine's Day" to Your Husband

Find the perfect words for your card or love letter with these sweet sentiments.
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Updated Dec 19, 2023

Whether you've been married for one year or one decade, chances are your husband already knows how much you love him—but telling him again can't hurt! Saying, "Happy Valentine's Day, my husband" doesn't have to be complicated and you don't have to be a wordsmith to write a message that'll make him blush. This Valentine's Day, use a thoughtful note or perfectly penned valentine letter to your husband to express your affections (along with a cute Valentine's Day Instagram caption, of course). We'll help you find the perfect card messages for your valentine, whether you prefer prose that exudes romance or funny valentine wishes for the husband who loves a good laugh. Let's get those butterflies fluttering.

In this article:

    How to Write a Valentine's Day Card to Your Husband

    Wondering what to say in a Valentine's Day card to your husband? Let us help. Writing some heart-touching Valentine's Day wishes for your husband is all about putting into words the beauty of your everyday life together—and paying tribute to your unique love story. Whether you've just swapped vows and are in the thick of newlywed bliss or are several years into your marriage with a few kids in tow, thoughtful words of affirmation will go a long way toward making your guy feel the love this Valentine's Day. If you're pairing your card with a cute valentine gift, you can feel free to keep things brief, but if you and your hubby have decided to forgo gifts this year, it could be the perfect opportunity to write him a longer letter that details everything you love about him and wishes for your future.

    Ahead of putting pen to paper, take a moment to consider what type of valentine note will mean the most to your husband. Is he the type that appreciates sentimentality? If so, be sure to include a few anecdotes from the early stages of your relationship so that the two of you can reflect on just how far you've come. Is humor more his style? Feel free to work in a few inside jokes—as weird as they may be!—to keep him chuckling all day on February 14. You know your husband best, so don't overthink your message. After all, he's already in love with you—the pressure is off!

    Touching Valentine's Day Wishes for Your Husband

    Get his heart fluttering with some romantic valentine wishes for your husband that are sweet, thoughtful and from the heart. Below, take inspiration from our prewritten messages on how to ask your husband to be your valentine and feel free to make them your own—we won't tell a soul.

    • To my heart and soul on Valentine's Day—life with you is simply the sweetest. Here's to another year of love and happiness.
    • I feel so lucky to be doing life with my best friend. Today—and every day—I hope you know just how much I love you. Happy Valentine's Day, babe.
    • To my forever valentine: Being loved by you makes me officially the luckiest person in the world. Here's to many more Valentine's Days spent by your side!
    • Every day I get to be with you feels like Valentine's Day—but today is the real deal! Thank you for filling every moment with butterflies. I love you!
    • In a million lifetimes, I would choose you again and again. Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite person in the world—I love you.

    Funny Valentine's Day Messages for Your Husband

    If the way to your man's heart is through a giggle or two, these valentines messages are the answer to the burning question of what to write in your husband's Valentine's Day card. Below, these silly sentiments will leave a smile on his face and brighten your celebration.

    • Happy Valentine's Day, honey! Let's get those kids to bed early tonight—ya know, so we can fall asleep watching Netflix. Why, what did you think I meant?
    • There's no one in the world I'd rather have snoring like a freight train next to me. Happy Valentine's Day, my (obnoxiously loud) love.
    • You're the best thing I've ever found on the internet. So grateful for our life together—Happy Valentine's Day to my person!
    • Every day I love you more (except for yesterday—yesterday you were really annoying me). Happy Valentine's to my favorite guy.
    • Someday you'll find this card in a drawer and we'll still be in love. I love that for us. Happy Valentine's Day, babe.

    Romantic Valentine's Day Quotes for Your Husband

    Listen, finding the words to woo your spouse isn't always easy—which is why it's totally okay to tap the pros. We're rounding up a selection of famous phrases and sayings perfect for wishing a happy Valentine's Day to your husband.

    • "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." — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
    • "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." — Katharine Hepburn
    • "I hope you don't mind that I put down in words. / How wonderful life is while you're in the world." — Elton John, "Your Song"
    • "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." — Ann Landers
    • "I don't want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you've trusted love this far, don't panic now. Trust it all the way." — James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk

    Example Valentine's Day Poems for Your Husband

    Still struggling to find the right Valentine's Day greetings for your husband? No sweat! Steal one of our short-and-sweet valentine poems below, and don't shy away from making them your own.

    Example One

    Take my hand and walk with me

    You've made this life as beautiful as it can be

    Today and always, I hope you know

    Just how much you make my heart grow.

    Example Two

    Loving you is like the ocean

    —endlessly deep, always flowing

    The waves come without question,

    A quiet, steadfast presence,

    Like my love for you.

    Example Three

    As sure as blood pumps through my veins,

    My endless love for you remains,
    As innumerable as the stars that

    Leap across the night sky,

    You are for me, until our day is nigh.

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