Valentine's Day Messages for Friends

Valentine's Day Messages

When people think of Valentine's Day, most observe it as a romantic holiday. However, singles have begun to celebrate the day as well, just with their friends instead of with a partner (Galentine’s Day, anyone?). It's a great way to get out and have fun without focusing on your relationship status or romantic love.  

If you find that you're single this holiday, why not grab a few of your other single friends and make a day or evening of it? There are plenty of things that you can do together to show true love and true friendship, even without a romantic valentine.  

Here are a few ideas to get you started!

What Are Some Unique Ways to Express Appreciation to a Friend on Valentine's Day?

Much like you would use the holiday to celebrate your partner and express your appreciation for them, you can do this with a friend or a group of friends.

Splurge on them!

Spa days are a great way to unwind, and it's something you can do together. Book a best-friends version of a couple’s massage, for example, where the two of you go and enjoy being pampered for a few hours. It's a sure way to show them just how much they mean to you.

Cook a meal or go out to dinner.

Meals tend to further friendships, making it easy for you to have a conversation while enjoying some good food. You can either cook and stay in or head to a local place for a nice evening out. Just remember, if you plan on going out on the actual holiday, you'll want to make sure you have a reservation. Many restaurants tend to book up fast.

Take a trip together.

Brainstorm some areas you could easily visit on a road trip or hop aboard a short flight. If you and your friend enjoy the same things, the trip could be a different bonding experience. If you travel together all the time, this is just one more reason to explore.

Donate to a charity or organization in their name.

If there is a cause your friend holds close to their heart, consider donating to an organization that supports it. This is a selfless way to express your gratitude to your friends.

Go see a show.

It doesn't matter what kind of show it is; it could be a stand-up comedian, an opera, or a local concert. This is a great way to spend time together, sharing in a common enjoyment — and maybe trying something new!

Create something for them.

Sometimes the best Valentine's Day gifts come from the heart. Consider making a photo collage of the two of you and the places you've gone or things you've done together. These can be a great addition to the collage if you've saved concert tickets or wristbands.

What Are Some Ideas for Heartfelt Messages?

Sending a heartfelt message is sure to make your best friend feel special. The best way to inspire a feeling of happiness or genuine care is to make it as personal as possible. Your message should express exactly how your friend makes you feel — sometimes, we just don't say it enough.  

Some things to consider putting in your message:  

  • A time your friend made you feel special.
  • A time they went out of their way.
  • A memory the two of you hold dear and still look back on fondly.
  • How you met and what your life means with them in it. 

The way you present your message matters, too. Sure, you could write them a letter, but if you're sending a short note, why not consider having it engraved on a plaque that you can insert into a frame or print it out and put it side by side with a photo of the two of you together?  

Another way to present your message is in a handmade card. There are a number of services that will let you design your own Valentine's Day card and print it out. Or, if you're handy with graphic design software, you can make one at home. 

How Can a Person Make Their Valentine's Day Message Fit Their Friend's Personality?

Your friend's personality is one of a kind, and you should honor that. After all, they're close to you for a reason. So when crafting your Valentine's Day message to your dear friend, make sure you highlight their traits and why they are so important to you.  

Is your friend a nurturer? Tell them about a time they helped you through something that really meant a lot to you. Do they make you laugh until you cry? Remind them of a funny moment that took place that you still laugh about today.

What Are Some Tips for Writing a Thoughtful Valentine's Day Message for a Friend?

When it comes to sending Valentine's Day wishes to your close and old friends, an off-the-shelf card may not do. Instead, try putting some personal touches on it.  

When thinking about what to put in your Valentine message, here are some questions to keep in mind to inspire the most happiness.  

  • What makes your friend unique?
  • What is one really nice thing they did for you that you still remember?
  • What is one of your favorite memories of the two of you?
  • What is one of their best traits? 

With these prompts in mind, you can begin to draft your Valentine's Day wishes to them. Then, by injecting some personal sentiment or experiences into it, you show them how special they are.  

If you're stuck on what to write—and it happens to the best of us — there are a number of websites with sentimental quotes and messages you can use as inspiration to describe your friendship. 

Are There Any Light-Hearted or Humorous Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Friends?

Valentine's day doesn't have to be heavy. It can simply be a fun time celebrating with a special friend in a light-hearted or even funny manner. Why not make the most of Valentine’s Day to celebrate being single?

Go see a movie — a comedy, perhaps? Then go out to dinner or for drinks after, where you can share a funny Valentine. Finally, go on a special friend date. Maybe this includes shopping and splurging on a fancy dessert, or maybe it means going to an amusement park together and just letting loose.

What Are Some Ways That Friends Can Celebrate Valentine's Day, Beyond Just Sending Messages?

Sometimes a message isn't enough, or maybe it's not your thing. That's okay! You can do other things to celebrate the day with them and make them a happy Valentine.  

  • Send flowers or candy — a candy heart represents the holiday beautifully — or a small token that lets your friend know they're on your mind. 
  • Visit a bakery and indulge in a sweet dessert together.
  • Have a night in with food, movies, or games.

What Are Some Quotes or Poems that Could Be Put Into a Valentine's Day Message for a Friend?

There is no shortage of options for poems and Valentine's Day love quotes that you can put into a message for a friend. Every friendship is built on different foundations; they all have different origins. Use these as a jumping point to find one that works for your friendship. 

If you're stuck, here are a few poem options to get you started.  

  • To All My Friends by May Yang - this short poem has a profound message to the reader — that they are seen. What better way to honor your true friendship than to send them this message that shows how dear you hold them in your heart? 
  • Friends for Life by Angelica Brissett - this tells the tale of someone willing to do anything for their friend, to be there through the good times and bad — until the end.
  • The Friend by Matt Hart - Hart uses his words to demonstrate everywhere you find a friend — in a piece of cake or in summer light — and how a true friend weaves their way into the fabric of your life.  

There are also a myriad of quotes on the topic of friendship and how special it is.  

  • "A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth." ~Charles Dickens 
  • "Friendship is another word for love." ~Unknown 
  • "Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious." ~Herodotus 
  • "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." ~Helen Keller 
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

How Can Friends Use Social Media to Send Valentine's Day Messages to Each Other?

Social media is a big part of people's lives—and a big way to share love with and for your friends. There are many ways you can send Valentine's Day messages on every platform.  

You can create special posts on Instagram and Facebook and tag your friend in them. It could be a set of photos with the two (or more) of you, a heartfelt poem or quote mentioned above, or anything you like that honors your connection.  

If you use TikTok, you can create a video montage of your times together or make a short video telling your friend exactly what they mean to you. You can make it private if you want it just for your recipient, or you can make it public and let everyone know just how special your relationship is. 

This is one area where you should let your creativity fly. No two friendships are the same. Put your own spin on a meme, GIF, or picture. When it comes to Valentine's Day, here at Spoonful, we want to equip you with everything you need to celebrate the special day with your friends. Whether you pick one of our specially curated gifts with a customizable message or another of the ideas above, if you show your friends your true feelings, you're sure to have a great time.