Cheesy expressions of love are at the heart of Valentine’s Day. And yes, that pun is very much intended – and appropriate, given the “punny” humor of many Valentine’s messages.
Whether it’s printed on a greeting card or etched on a chalky piece of candy, a cornball saying has the ability to make you smile and groan at the same time. For some, they’re a cringeworthy part of the holiday to be avoided at all costs. For others, they’re a guilty pleasure – much like a big box of assorted chocolates you know you shouldn’t polish off in one sitting.
If you fall into the second group, here’s a collection of cheesy Valentine’s Day messages to sink your teeth into. Unlike that box of chocolates, they’re calorie-free. However, we can’t promise you won’t wind up with a stomachache after reading through these saccharine sayings.
Most cheesy Valentines include a word pun, often accompanied by a cartoon or other picture. Here are some “punny” examples.
(Any Wild Animal) I’m WILD about you, Valentine.
(Any Wild Animal) You drive me WILD.
(Bee) You’re the BEE’S KNEES.
(Car) You make my heart RACE.
(Cat) You’re PURR-fect for me.
(Dog) You’re DOGGONE cute!
(Fox) You are one FOXY lady.
(Lion) You’re adorable, and I ain’t LION.
(Moon) You send me over the moon.
(Playing Cards) You’re the [KING/QUEEN] of my heart.
(Sheep) I love EWE from the bottom of my heart.
(Socks) We make a fine PAIR.
(Superhero) You’re my hero, Valentine.
(Teddy Bear) Life without you would be un-BEAR-able.
Mat Jobe has written for print and online publications for over 25 years. In that time, he's worked as a journalist, blogger, and technical writer, and even had a brief stint as a video game writer. He founded AllWording.com in 2014.