Wish Your Wife a Happy Valentine's Day With These Messages

You don't need to be a professional writer to craft the perfect card or love letter.
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Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
The Knot Contributor
  • Colleen writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in venues and wedding stationery.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Colleen contributed to Vox’s Curbed and Her Campus.
  • Colleen holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Dec 19, 2023

Whether you're a sappy romantic or a little more of a realist, there's no avoiding Valentine's Day. This day of love comes once a year, and with it, the need to say: "Happy Valentine's Day, wife," to your other half.

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to butter up your spouse and make her feel appreciated and loved, and there's no gift quite like words straight from the heart. But, not everyone is a natural Shakespeare. But have no fear. Whether you're writing a longer love note from scratch or looking for a short message to accompany a cute gift for Valentine's Day, we've written up some message inspo that you can pull from. We promise, Cupid won't shoot you with an arrow if you steal our ideas.

In this article:

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

    If you find yourself unsure how to express your immense love, you've come to the right place. Whether it's your first first married Valentine's Day or your 50th, it's natural to get a little writer's block when it comes to how to ask your wife to be your valentine. When we have so much love in our hearts, it can be hard to get it all down on paper in an eloquent way.

    An easy way to start is by saying a simple: "Happy Valentine's Day." Next, tell her you love her. This can be a classic "I love you," or you can use a more romantic phrase such as: "I love you to the moon and back."

    Next, you can start to get a little more personal. Compliment some of the things you love about her, such as her smile, smarts or sense of humor. Reflect on past Valentine's Days spent together. Do any memorable dates or celebrations stand out?

    Since she's your wife, tell her how happy you are to be doing life with her and how excited you are for all the Valentine's Days to come. Let her know how thrilled you are to celebrate this Valentine's Day together, be it going out for a fancy dinner or spending a cozy night in. You can close your valentine letter to your wife by reiterating how much you love her—because, trust us, she'll never grow tired of hearing it.

    Romantic Valentine's Day Messages for Your Wife

    You can never go wrong with getting a little sappy and romantic in your Valentine's Day wishes for your wife. After all, the entire holiday is dedicated to love! Whether it's your style to keep it short and sweet or go all-out love letter, consider going romantic when it comes to saying: "Happy Vaentine's Day" to your wife.

    • Happy Valentine's Day to the greatest love of my life.
    • On this special day, I only hope I can make you feel as special as you are to me.
    • Getting to love you is the greatest privilege of my life.
    • For the most beautiful, joyful and bright person I know, I wish you the most beautiful, joyful and bright Valentine's Day today.
    • You are not only the love of my life, you are also my best friend. I love doing life with you and am so happy to celebrate our relationship today.

    Funny Valentine's Day Messages for Your Wife

    If you and your wife often find yourselves cracking each other up, you might want to consider letting your humor come through in your Valentine's Day message to her. A funny "Happy Valentine's Day" note for your wife is always a win if you're often watching the latest comedy special together or frequenting stand-up shows, too. You probably know what will make her laugh and what might make her cringe, so use your own discretion for what type of humor to go for. Since this is a romantic holiday, be sure to keep it light, fun and loving.

    • I love you more than I love pizza…maybe.
    • Happy Valentine's Day! My gift to you is remembering to take out the trash.
    • May your day be filled with cheesy rom-coms, chocolate and wine.
    • There's no one else I'd rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to.
    • Happy Valentine's Day to the person whose weirdness truly matches my weirdness.

    Cute Valentine's Day Quotes for Your Wife

    Romantic book, movie and song quotes take some of the guesswork out of your Valentine's Day card message for your wife. The words are already written for you! If she loves rom-coms, consider a quote from her favorite flick. Or maybe she loves romance novels, and you can pull a quote from a book that makes her heart beat fast. You can even consider a quote from your first dance song. Here's a few ideas to help get the ball rolling:

    • "When you love someone, you love all of them, not just the good things, but the bad things, too. The things you find lovable and the things you don't." — Shirley MacLaine as Estelle Paddington, "Valentine's Day"
    • "Take my hand. Take my whole life, too. For I can't help falling in love with you." — Elvis Presley, "Can't Help Falling in Love"
    • "I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person." — Adam Sandler as Henry Roth, "50 First Dates"
    • "I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea." — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
    • "Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou." — John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

    Example Valentine's Day Poems for Your Wife

    Whether it's a poem to accompany a Valentine's Day gift or a poem that's the gift itself, opting for some special lyrics written from the heart over a more traditional valentine greeting for your wife will surely bring a smile to her face. We'll be your own personal Cyrano de Bergerac to help you out. We've provided a few examples below to help you get the ball rolling on a custom poem that'll top any other Valentine's Day sayings for your wife you can find out there.

    Example One

    You are one of a kind, always on my mind

    I wanted to get you something custom

    So I thought, why not try a poem?

    My darling wife, I'll love you for all my life

    I can't wait to celebrate Valentine's Day with you

    For with you by my side, I'll never feel blue.

    Example Two

    Roses are red

    Violets are blue

    On this Valentine's Day, I want you to know

    I love and adore you.

    Example Three

    You are my love

    You are as beautiful as a dove

    I am so proud to call you my wife

    And you bring so much happiness to my life.

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