Cat got your tongue this Valentine’s day?
Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to treat yourselves and your partners to something special, be it fun, cute, sexy, or romantic. Shakespeare, famously compared his lover to a summer’s day, while Elizabeth Barrett Browning soulfully wrote of the depth of her immortal love. But whether you’re in the throes of a whirlwind romance or in it for the long haul, choosing the right words isn’t always easy. If the most creative piece of writing you’ve done in the last 5 years is a ‘bappy hirthday’ on your best friend’s Facebook page, then the sonnet poem is probably not going to be your best bet. So for all those feeling daunted by the blank stare of empty Valentine’s cards, we’ve come up with some different ideas to spice up that page.
Looking for inspiration?
If you’ve come here looking for some good lines, then good lines we shall give. If you’re a new item or looking to keep it casual, then cheesy chat-up lines are always a good bet. Here are some personal favourites:
‘You make my palms sweaty, knees weak, arms spaghetti' ;)
‘Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile’
‘Did you read Dr.Seuss as a kid, because green eggs and…damn!’
If that is definitely not your style, and you are a hopeless romantic, then these ones are for you:
‘Your lips are like wine, and I want to get drunk.’ (Shakespeare)
‘I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once.’ (John Green)
‘Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.’ (Elinor Glyn)
‘It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight’ (Nabokov)
Not a fan of the long gushy message?
If that doesn’t do it for you, then keep it short and powerful. You don’t have to write about your feelings, but you could write about what you like about that person or what makes them special in your eyes (as let’s face it people love compliments and talking about themselves). If you’re especially allergic to Valentine’s cheese, then lace your compliments with humour - after all, nothing says British Valentine’s day more than an ironic card.
Prefer to cut straight to the point?
If you’re planning to surprise your partner with some saucy lingerie, why not place one of the small slinkier items into the card. You could add a short seductive message or simply let the gift do the talking. Alternatively, place a photograph of yourself in your brand spanking new lingerie sets inside your card and give it to your date earlier on. Hey, they might be a little distracted during the day, but they certainly won’t be able to take their mind off how smokin’ you are.
Bored of Traditional Valentine’s cards?
As many times as you might have heard the phrase ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’…there’s no smoke without fire. How about ditch the Valentine’s card altogether and go for something with a bit more flavour? The Boomf personalised photographic marshmallows are hot right now, and a sure fire way to clinch your partner’s heart through the stomach.
When it comes to love, scent is powerful. Spritz yourselves and your card, and engage all the senses. Why stick to poetry when science shows that in matters of love it’s the nose that really knows?
Written by Stephanie Stapleton