Valentine’s Day Messages – What and How

Famous French historian and philosopher Voltaire had once said “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” This is exactly what Valentine’s Day celebration is all about. It is really a lovely canvas which is embroidered by the imagination of each one of the people who have fallen in love.

Valentine’s Day is meant to be celebrated as a day when you express your innermost feelings of care and affection to your near and dear ones. For some lucky ones it means, flowers, chocolates, engraved gifts, cards or a romantic candlelight dinner with their partner. This is an occasion when the mood is upbeat and everyone wants to convey their love and affection to their romantic partners, friends or their family members.

The main question arises when it is time to pen down your feelings on the paper. It seems so easy when you see some romantic mushy movie where the protagonist eulogizes his fair maiden or the first love of his life. But in real life, not everyone is so linguistically gifted. So while writing down your Valentine’s Day message, one should keep some things in mind:

Be Your Own Self:

Even though tradition says that you have to write down some real good message for your loved one. But it may so happen that you are a person of very few words and that is how your partner knows you. So be the same on this day too. If all of a sudden you become very poetic and find a thousand poetic ways to impress your partner, it might backfire. Instead think of all the things that you share what both of you like to talk about, your shared interests, what amuses both of you and write down your message related to that. It will surely be treasured and liked by your beloved.

Honesty Pays:

It is very easy for others to say that you should be honest and speak out your heart to the one person whom you admire and love. But if you are not an extrovert person, then this can be a bit of problem. But try to overcome your hesitation and jot down your true feelings on a piece of paper in the best possible way you can. Your beloved will appreciate honest feelings rather than the superfluous poetry you give to her/him which is copied from somewhere. Originality always bears more fruit in love!!!

Be Real:

Don’t promise the stars if you are in a new relationship or are looking forward to establishing one. These are some promises which are very difficult to uphold if the times are not favorable and then it might bring bitterness in your relationship. It is always better to be realistic and say something which might be nice and appropriate for the occasion instead of declaring undying passion and love for ever. Do not go overboard with your plans and vision for the future. It might make your partner uncomfortable.

What Message to Write:

Valentine’s Day is an occasion when there is an immense pressure on each one to say or write something meaningful for their loved ones. It is not always easy to do that. It can be really difficult to come up with the right words on the card as well as on the engraved gift. Given below are some of the oft used quotes which can be used to convey your feelings to your beloved:

“Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.”

Nicholas Sparks

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired”.

Robert Frost

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other”.

Felix Adler

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories”

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Be careful, it’s my heart”

– Anyone in Love

“Love is always bestowed as a gift — freely, willingly, and without expectation….We don’t love to be loved; we love to love”

– Leo Buscaglia

“We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us”

– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux