Oh, the looks we get from this one simple question: dumbfoundment, fear, agony, anxiety, queasiness, deer-in-the-headlights, confusion. While some of these expressions have made us laugh out loud, we feel it's only fair to help you out a little bit. Here are some of the best tried and true card messages we've heard over the years:
SENDING A FEW DAYS AHEAD OF TIME:
"I love you so much, I couldn't wait for Valentine's day."
"Couldn't wait for another day to say I love you."
"You take my breath away, today and every day."
TOGETHER A LONG TIME:
"Cupid's aim is still pretty good."
ACROSS THE MILES/OUT OF TOWN
"Sending all my love your way."
SENDING ONE DOZEN ROSES:
"I usually tell you that I love you a couple times a day. Today, I'll make it a dozen!"
SENDING THREE DOZEN ROSES OR EXTRA LARGE MIXED BOUQUET:
"If actions speak louder than words, this is my way of shouting."
SENDING AN UNUSUAL NUMBER OF ROSES:
"One rose for every year I've loved you."*
*Disclaimer: it is up to you to know how many years you've been together. If you send 7 and you've been together 9, well...You'll have to explain either which two years you didn't love her, or how you weren't really paying attention to how long you've been together....
"With you, it's Valentine's Day is
"8-3-1. 8 letters. 3 words. 1 meaning." (If they can't figure this one out, it's 'I love you'.)
TO MAKE HER SWOON:
Just quote one or two romantic lines from 'your' song. The longer you've been together, the better this works, because she'll be impressed that you actually remembered!