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With Love: How to write a Valentine's Day Card

Quotes For ... Valentine's Messages Day 30 Girlfriends: Romantic

  • How to:Valentine's card copywriting duo Eunice and Sabrina Moyle from Hello!Lucky cards offer up tips for how to write the perfect message inside this year's Valentine's Day card.
  • Don't try too hard"Don’t try to think of something clever and witty
– if it comes, great, and if it doesn’t, that’s OK."
  • Dig deep"Take enough time when considering your message to go beyond superficial platitudes."
  • Be specific"Ask yourself the simple question of I am grateful to have this person in my life because _____."
  • Go old school"Avoid digital cards – a letter or card is tangible evidence of a shared experience or relationship."
  • Because you can do better than a last-minute trip to the drugstore.
  • Be My Valentino Truffles
These non-dairy chocolate sweets not only taste great, they also benefit the Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization.(, farmsanctuary.org)
  • Big Heart Tote
For the person who loves to visit the local farmers' market, this tote will make grocery shopping a sweet experience. (.95, seltzergoods.com) SELTZER GOODS
  • Poetry Book
Because there's nothing more romantic than a typewriter-written poetry. (, anthropologie.com) ANTHROPOLOGIE
  • Snow Tube
For the outdoorsy couple, this sonic snow tube from L.L. Bean guarantees that future snow days will be so much more fun. (9, llbean.com) COURTESY OF L.L. BEAN
  • Birds and Blooms
Show off your state pride! Artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy have crafted 50 unique pieces of artwork highlighting each state's bird. ( each, uncommongoods.com) COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS
  • Date Night Bucket List
Tired of the same old routine of dinner and a movie? Switch things up this year with these creative date night ideas in the form of cute popsicle sticks. (, uncommongoods.com) COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS
  • Literary Candles
What do you get when you combine your favorite books with your favorite scents? These literary candles, evoking the smells featured in Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Sherlock Holmes. ( each, uncommongoods.com) COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS
  • Mike's Hot Honey
Gift your honey with, well, honey. This chile-infused variation is best served with biscuits, chicken, pizza, or, for the bold, eaten straight from the bottle. ( for two bottles, food52.com) COURTESY OF FOOD52
  • Custom Chocolates
Spell out a sweet message of your choosing. (From ; chocolatesays.etsy.com) DAVID HILLEGAS
  • Heart Collage
Preserve your best moments with this 30-photo, foil-pressed artwork. ( for framed 8" × 8"; minted.com)
  • Sweetheart Crossword Book
A new comp-endium from Will Shortz, the crossword king. (; amazon.com)
  • Full Hearts T-Shirt
Words to live by, courtesy of Friday Night Lights. (; buyolympia.com)
  • Jar of Matches
Top it off with a tag that reads "We're a perfect match!" (; skeemdesign.com)
  • Biscuits & Gravy Print
Lay it on thick with this oversize postcard. (6" × 15¼", ; pioneer-house.com)
  • Personalized Map Pillow
Toss this embroidered cotton pillow—with two red felt hearts highlighting the states of your choice—on your bed or sofa as a daily reminder of a loved one who lives afar. (, felixstreetstudio.etsy.com)
  • Framed Instagram Prints
Simply select your favorite Instagram images of the two of you together, and this company will print, mat, and frame them by hand in its San Francisco studio. ( each, printstagr.am)
  • Personalized Photo Puzzle
Surprise your kids on Valentine's Day with their own custom 12-piece puzzle, crafted from a favorite family photo. (For more of a challenge, 60-piece and 252-piece photo puzzles are also available.) (, pinholepress.com)
  • Piece of My Heart Postcards
Jot a heartfelt note on one of these hand-drawn cards. ( for set of 8, riflepaperco.com) RIFLE PAPER CO.
  • Lunch Box Notes
Slip these notes, featuring four different fun phrases, into your kids' lunches—it's a surefire way to brighten their afternoon! ( for set of 40, stationeryboutique.etsy.com) ETSY
  • Shot to the Heart Desk Organizer
Make it easy for your beloved to scribble down sweet nothings with this handmade recycled steel sticky note and pen holder. (, uncommongoods.com)
  • Floral-Printed Slippers
These sweet stretch-top cotton voile lounge slippers are sure to put a spring in her step. (, plumprettysugar.com)
  • Tongue-in-Cheek Coasters
Pay homage to your pal's regional pride with a set of these quirky birch wood coasters. Options include "East Coaster," "Gulf Coaster," or "West Coaster." ( for set of 4, reedwilsondesign.com)
  • Heirloom Hangers
The perfect gift for a newly engaged couple: a pair of his-and-hers keepsake hangers they can use on their wedding day. ( each, bhldn.com)

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How to:

Valentine's card copywriting duo Eunice and Sabrina Moyle from Hello!Lucky cards offer up tips for how to write the perfect message inside this year's Valentine's Day card.

How to:

Valentine's card copywriting duo Eunice and Sabrina Moyle from Hello!Lucky cards offer up tips for how to write the perfect message inside this year's Valentine's Day card.

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Photo: Candace Garcia

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Don't try too hard

"Don’t try to think of something clever and witty – if it comes, great, and if it doesn’t, that’s OK."

Don't try too hard

"Don’t try to think of something clever and witty – if it comes, great, and if it doesn’t, that’s OK."

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Dig deep

"Take enough time when considering your message to go beyond superficial platitudes."

Dig deep

"Take enough time when considering your message to go beyond superficial platitudes."

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Be specific

"Ask yourself the simple question of I am grateful to have this person in my life because _____."

Be specific

"Ask yourself the simple question of I am grateful to have this person in my life because _____."

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Go old school

"Avoid digital cards – a letter or card is tangible evidence of a shared experience or relationship."

Go old school

"Avoid digital cards – a letter or card is tangible evidence of a shared experience or relationship."

Photo: Courtesy Photo

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Because you can do better than a last-minute trip to the drugstore.

Because you can do better than a last-minute trip to the drugstore.

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Be My Valentino Truffles
These non-dairy chocolate sweets not only taste great, they also benefit the Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization.
Be My Valentino Truffles
These non-dairy chocolate sweets not only taste great, they also benefit the Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization.

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Big Heart Tote
For the person who loves to visit the local farmers' market, this tote will make grocery shopping a sweet experience.

(.95, seltzergoods.com)

SELTZER GOODS

Big Heart Tote
For the person who loves to visit the local farmers' market, this tote will make grocery shopping a sweet experience.

(.95, seltzergoods.com)

SELTZER GOODS

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Poetry Book
Because there's nothing more romantic than a typewriter-written poetry.

(, anthropologie.com)

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Poetry Book
Because there's nothing more romantic than a typewriter-written poetry.

(, anthropologie.com)

ANTHROPOLOGIE

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Snow Tube
For the outdoorsy couple, this sonic snow tube from L.L. Bean guarantees that future snow days will be so much more fun.

(9, llbean.com)

COURTESY OF L.L. BEAN

Snow Tube
For the outdoorsy couple, this sonic snow tube from L.L. Bean guarantees that future snow days will be so much more fun.

(9, llbean.com)

COURTESY OF L.L. BEAN

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Birds and Blooms
Show off your state pride! Artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy have crafted 50 unique pieces of artwork highlighting each state's bird.

( each, uncommongoods.com)

COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS less

Birds and Blooms
Show off your state pride! Artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy have crafted 50 unique pieces of artwork highlighting each state's bird.

( each, uncommongoods.com)

COURTESY OF ... more

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Date Night Bucket List
Tired of the same old routine of dinner and a movie? Switch things up this year with these creative date night ideas in the form of cute popsicle sticks.

(, uncommongoods.com)

COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS less

Date Night Bucket List
Tired of the same old routine of dinner and a movie? Switch things up this year with these creative date night ideas in the form of cute popsicle sticks.

(, uncommongoods.com) ... more

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Literary Candles
What do you get when you combine your favorite books with your favorite scents? These literary candles, evoking the smells featured in Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Sherlock Holmes.

( each, uncommongoods.com)

COURTESY OF UNCOMMON GOODS less

Literary Candles
What do you get when you combine your favorite books with your favorite scents? These literary candles, evoking the smells featured in Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and ... more

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Mike's Hot Honey
Gift your honey with, well, honey. This chile-infused variation is best served with biscuits, chicken, pizza, or, for the bold, eaten straight from the bottle.

( for two bottles, food52.com)

COURTESY OF FOOD52 less

Mike's Hot Honey
Gift your honey with, well, honey. This chile-infused variation is best served with biscuits, chicken, pizza, or, for the bold, eaten straight from the bottle.

( for two bottles, ... more

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Custom Chocolates
Spell out a sweet message of your choosing.

(From ; chocolatesays.etsy.com)

DAVID HILLEGAS

Custom Chocolates
Spell out a sweet message of your choosing.

(From ; chocolatesays.etsy.com)

DAVID HILLEGAS

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Heart Collage
Preserve your best moments with this 30-photo, foil-pressed artwork.

( for framed 8" × 8"; minted.com)

Heart Collage
Preserve your best moments with this 30-photo, foil-pressed artwork.

( for framed 8" × 8"; minted.com)

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Sweetheart Crossword Book
A new comp-endium from Will Shortz, the crossword king.

(; amazon.com)

Sweetheart Crossword Book
A new comp-endium from Will Shortz, the crossword king.

(; amazon.com)

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Full Hearts T-Shirt
Words to live by, courtesy of Friday Night Lights.

(; buyolympia.com)

Full Hearts T-Shirt
Words to live by, courtesy of Friday Night Lights.

(; buyolympia.com)

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Jar of Matches
Top it off with a tag that reads "We're a perfect match!"

(; skeemdesign.com)

Jar of Matches
Top it off with a tag that reads "We're a perfect match!"

(; skeemdesign.com)

Image 22 of 32

Biscuits & Gravy Print
Lay it on thick with this oversize postcard.

(6" × 15¼", ; pioneer-house.com)

Biscuits & Gravy Print
Lay it on thick with this oversize postcard.

(6" × 15¼", ; pioneer-house.com)

Image 23 of 32

Personalized Map Pillow
Toss this embroidered cotton pillow—with two red felt hearts highlighting the states of your choice—on your bed or sofa as a daily reminder of a loved one who lives afar.

(, felixstreetstudio.etsy.com) less

Personalized Map Pillow
Toss this embroidered cotton pillow—with two red felt hearts highlighting the states of your choice—on your bed or sofa as a daily reminder of a loved one who lives afar.

(, ... more
Photo: Picasa

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Framed Instagram Prints
Simply select your favorite Instagram images of the two of you together, and this company will print, mat, and frame them by hand in its San Francisco studio.

( each, printstagr.am) less

Framed Instagram Prints
Simply select your favorite Instagram images of the two of you together, and this company will print, mat, and frame them by hand in its San Francisco studio.

( each, ... more

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Personalized Photo Puzzle
Surprise your kids on Valentine's Day with their own custom 12-piece puzzle, crafted from a favorite family photo. (For more of a challenge, 60-piece and 252-piece photo puzzles are also available.)

(, pinholepress.com) less

Personalized Photo Puzzle
Surprise your kids on Valentine's Day with their own custom 12-piece puzzle, crafted from a favorite family photo. (For more of a challenge, 60-piece and 252-piece photo puzzles are ... more

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Piece of My Heart Postcards
Jot a heartfelt note on one of these hand-drawn cards.

( for set of 8, riflepaperco.com)

RIFLE PAPER CO.

Piece of My Heart Postcards
Jot a heartfelt note on one of these hand-drawn cards.

( for set of 8, riflepaperco.com)

RIFLE PAPER CO.

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Lunch Box Notes
Slip these notes, featuring four different fun phrases, into your kids' lunches—it's a surefire way to brighten their afternoon!

( for set of 40, stationeryboutique.etsy.com)

ETSY

Lunch Box Notes
Slip these notes, featuring four different fun phrases, into your kids' lunches—it's a surefire way to brighten their afternoon!

( for set of 40, stationeryboutique.etsy.com)

ETSY

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Shot to the Heart Desk Organizer
Make it easy for your beloved to scribble down sweet nothings with this handmade recycled steel sticky note and pen holder.

(, uncommongoods.com)

Shot to the Heart Desk Organizer
Make it easy for your beloved to scribble down sweet nothings with this handmade recycled steel sticky note and pen holder.

(, uncommongoods.com)

Image 29 of 32

Floral-Printed Slippers
These sweet stretch-top cotton voile lounge slippers are sure to put a spring in her step.

(, plumprettysugar.com)

Floral-Printed Slippers
These sweet stretch-top cotton voile lounge slippers are sure to put a spring in her step.

(, plumprettysugar.com)

Image 30 of 32

Tongue-in-Cheek Coasters
Pay homage to your pal's regional pride with a set of these quirky birch wood coasters. Options include "East Coaster," "Gulf Coaster," or "West Coaster."

( for set of 4, reedwilsondesign.com) less

Tongue-in-Cheek Coasters
Pay homage to your pal's regional pride with a set of these quirky birch wood coasters. Options include "East Coaster," "Gulf Coaster," or "West Coaster."

( for set of 4, ... more
Photo: KJMills

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Heirloom Hangers
The perfect gift for a newly engaged couple: a pair of his-and-hers keepsake hangers they can use on their wedding day.

( each, bhldn.com)

Heirloom Hangers
The perfect gift for a newly engaged couple: a pair of his-and-hers keepsake hangers they can use on their wedding day.

( each, bhldn.com)

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How to write the perfect Valentine's Day card

This year, Americans will spend .1 billion on Valentine's Day cards, according to the National Retail Federation. But finding the perfect card is just the beginning.

You also have to write a little note inside.

Hello!Lucky Stationery founders Eunice and Sabrina Moyle offer up tips for crafting the perfect message for your Valentine. Click through the slideshow above to see what they suggest.

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