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40 Messages To Write In A Valentine’s Day Card For Your Child

Jokes, poems, and sweet nothings for kids.

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You picked up the Valentines, you sit down to fill them out, and... crickets. Figuring out what to write in a Valentine’s Day card for your child can sometimes be difficult — how do you tell them how much you love them without writing an essay? (If you want to write an essay, by all means, please do.) Think about your child and their personality, and whether they’d like a Valentine’s message that’s on the silly side, or something sentimental.

Sweet Valentine messages for kids

Wondering what to write in a Valentine’s Day card for your child who’s on the sweet side? You can never go wrong with a Valentine’s poem for children, or a few sentences straight from the heart about why your kid is so special to you. You could add a Valentine’s Day quote, or lyrics from a sentimental song you like to sing together.

  • “I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” — Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” — Lisa Weed
  • “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.” — Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell, “You Are My Sunshine”
  • “You are precisely my cup of tea.” — Rodgers & Hammerstein, “Getting to Know You”
  • “I love you, a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.” — Doris Day, “A Bushel and a Peck”
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  • Roses are red, violets are blue. You’re my Valentine, I sure do love you.
  • I love you more than any words I could ever put in this card.
  • I love you to the moon and back.
  • You’re so special to me, and you always will be!
  • Can I be your Valentine today?
  • I love you just the way you are.
  • You’re the Valentine who made me a parent. I love you forever.
  • I hope your Valentine’s Day is as special as you are to me.
  • I wish you knew how much I love you, but today I get to show you with a little something sweet.
  • “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. I guess you'd say, what can make me feel this way? My girl, my girl, my girl. Talkin’ ‘bout my girl, my girl.” — The Temptations, “My Girl”
  • Candy is sweet, and cupcakes are too, but no one is sweeter or loved more than you.
  • We love you every day, Valentine, but today, here’s a little sweet treat to go with it.
  • “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.” — Dory, Finding Nemo
  • “Some people are worth melting for.” — Olaf, Frozen
  • “Remember I am always here for you, even if you can’t see me, because I love you.” — Bluey
  • “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” — Elaine Davis
  • “Butterflies have wings so they can fly. Fish have gills so they can swim. Bunnies have four legs so they can run. I have a heart so I can love you.” — Unknown

Funny Valentine messages for kids

Does your child lose it over a corny V Day joke? Or really enjoy on-theme riddles? Those would be great Valentine card messages for kids. You could also include an inside joke, or a silly nickname you call them; just don’t forget to show them some love, too. And if you need some laugh-out-loud ideas:

  • Just a little Valentine to remind you to clean your room. Just kidding. Happy Valentine’s Day, I love you.
  • You’ve been stealing hearts and ripping farts since day one, but we wouldn’t change you for a thing.
  • What did the paper clip say to the magnet? “I find you very attractive.”
  • What do you call it when two fish fall in love? Guppy love.
  • Even when you jump on the couch and ask for cookies for breakfast, I still love you more than anything. Happy Valentine’s Day.
  • I love you more than you love Bluey (I know, that’s a lot).
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Pizza. Pizza who? You have a pizza my heart.
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Ice cream. Ice cream who? Ice cream about how much I love you!
  • What do you write in a Valentine’s Day card for a slug? Be my Valen-slime.
  • What did the man with the broken leg tell his Valentine? “I have a crutch on you.”
  • What kind of flowers should you not give out for Valentine’s Day? Cauliflowers.
  • What did one volcano say to the other on Valentine’s Day? I lava you a lot.
  • What do pies say on Valentine’s Day? Pie love you berry much!
  • Why are artichokes the most loving vegetable? They have hearts.
  • Why did the skeleton break up with her boyfriend before Valentine’s Day? Her heart wasn’t in it.
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Arthur. Arthur who? Arthur any chocolates left for me?
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Peas. Peas who? Peas be my Valentine!

So, if you’ve been unsure what to write in a Valentine’s Day card for your child, hopefully you found the perfect message here. Whatever you say in their card, they’ll love it because it’s from you.

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