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Card Messages

We have put together a massive list of creative, vibrant, and thoughtful ideas for card messages. If you're still blocked on what to say, your local florist might also be able to help you. If you have any other suggestions or if this was helpful to you, please contact us and share your experience!

Valentine's Day Card Messages

  • I like your lips, I like your style But most of all I like your smile. - Unknown
  • May every blessing be thy lot, I only ask "Forget Me Not". - Unknown
  • Your eyes are blue, Your heart is true, Your lips divine When they met mine. - Unknown
  • I bet you a cuddle, I bet you a kiss I bet you'll never guess who sent you this. - Unknown
  • Valentine, O Valentine, I'll be your love and you'll be mine. - Unknown
  • I love you more today than yesterday, less than tomorrow. - Angela Gerardi
  • Whom we love best, to them we can say least. - Proverb
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And thus is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare
  • Every day I think of you, every night I dream of you, only proves, it must be true, that I'm in love with you. - Unknown
  • We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. - Luciano de Crescenzo
  • Absence is to love what wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small, yet enkindles the great. - Unknown
  • The times we spend together are the best times that I know, I am a better person, because you've made me so. - Unknown

Mother's Day Card Messages

  • A mother's love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever. - Unknown
  • Mother is the bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries. - Unknown
  • My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it. - Marc Chagall
  • No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. - Sarah Josepha Hale
  • The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. - Barbara Kingsolver
  • Mothers are instinctive philosophers. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • There is no substitute for mother. - Unknown
  • Who ran to help me when I fell, Or kissed the place to make it well? ....My mother. - Ann Taylor
  • A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish proverb
  • Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. - Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • All I am I owe to my mother. - George Washington, first U.S. president
  • A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. - Irish proverb
  • Mother is the home we come from. She is nature, soil, and ocean. - Erich Fromm,
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  • A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)
  • A Mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. - Unknown
  • God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers. - Jewish Proverb
  • Mothers are the necessity of invention. - Calvin
  • Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. - Lin Yutang

Birthday Card Messages

  • Someday our wishes will all come true, but today I am simply wishing you a "Happy Birthday"! - Unknown
  • Aging is mandatory. Maturity is optional. - Chris Antonak
  • You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. - Ogden Nash
  • Age is a number and mine is unlisted. - Anonymous
  • Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. - Tom Stoppard, British playwright
  • It's not how old you are, it's how hard you work at it. - Jonah Barrington, British squash star
  • There is still no cure for the common birthday. - John Glenn, U.S. senator
  • The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball, American comedian
  • Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. - Bob Hope, American comedian
  • You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. - Bob Hope, American comedian
  • Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. - Unknown
  • Just say, "I'm not 40, I'm 18 with 22 years experience." - Unknown
  • Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. - Charles Schultz
  • Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. - Pope John XXIII
  • Old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Bernard Baruch, American financier
  • Anyone can get old, all you have to do is live long enough. - Groucho Marx, American comedian

Business Card Messages

  • Success comes before work only in the dictionary. - Unknown
  • Money is the sixth sense that makes it possible to enjoy the other five. - Richard Ney, American writer
  • If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business. - B.C. Forbes, American publisher

Children Card Messages

  • Children are God's angels, sent by Him to brighten our world. - The Ladies Home Journal, 1893
  • Children are like snowflakes: unique, fragile and fleeting. - Unknown
  • The soul is healed by being with children. - Fyodor Dostoyevski, 19C Russian novelist

Congratulations Card Messages

  • The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore. - Unknown
  • Winning is not everything. It's the only thing. - Vince Lombardi, American pro football coach

Death and Bereavement Card Messages

  • If only this world were filled with more angels like you. - Michael McNeeley (Tribute to William Neasham and all other angels)
  • To your new birth. We will miss you, but God must want your sunshine. - Unknown
  • Watching over us and protecting us with his angel's wings - Unknown
  • Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. - Unknown
  • Only time moves on to the next scene. Memory remains part of the heart forever. - Unknown
  • And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. - Revelations 21:4
  • The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it. - Wallace Stevens, American poet
  • Death is not the last sleep. It is the final awakening. - Walter Scott, Scottish novelist
  • Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground. - Oscar Wilde, English writer
  • Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. - Thomas Moore, English theologian
  • The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. - John Allston
  • It isn't life that matters! It's the courage you bring to it. - Sir Hugh Walpole
  • To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. - Ecclesiastes
  • God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity. - The Wisdom of Solomon
  • The journey is the reward. - Chinese Proverb
  • It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. - Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
  • May God hold you in the palm of his hand. - Irish blessing
  • Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. - Mathew 5:4 King James Version

Education and Graduation Card Messages

  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the U.S.
  • Hold fast to your dreams for they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Anonymous
  • Live in the present, plan for the future, and profit from the past. - Anonymous
  • Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. - Thomas Dewar
  • Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. - Chinese Proverb
  • The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. - Colin Wilson

Farewell and Bon Voyage Card Messages

  • Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. - Irish Blessing
  • The road goes on forever and the party never ends. - Robert Earl Keen
  • Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow - William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet

Flowers Card Messages

  • Roses are often lovely to behold, but I'd rather be holdin' you! - Unknown
  • Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature by which she indicates how much she loves us. - Johann Von Goethe, German poet (1749-1832)
  • Life is the flower for which love is the honey. - Victor Hugo, French novelist
  • Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. - Chinese Proverb
  • True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades. - Evelyn Loeb
  • When words escape, flowers speak. - Bruce W. Currie
  • Flowers are works of art created by Nature for our pleasure. - Unknown

Friendship Card Messages

  • I am your true friend. If you fall I will not pick you up, I will catch you on the way down. - Unknown
  • A friend is a close companion on rainy days, someone to share with through every phase. - Unknown
  • For all the times I never said the things I should, I thank you for all the times you understood. - Unknown
  • I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe that I deserved my friends. - Walt Whitman, American poet
  • No friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. - Unknown
  • If I had a flower for all the times you've made me smile and laugh, I would have a garden to walk in forever. - Unknown
  • Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. - Anonymous
  • The older you get, the more you need to know those who knew you when you were young. - Unknown
  • It is a luxury to be understood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There is no security as undemanding and comfortable as the kind you feel among friends. - Peter Bodo, in Tennis
  • To have a good friend, you must first be one. - Unknown
  • The road to a friend's house is never long. - Danish proverb
  • Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. - Charles Caleb Colton, author
  • A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. - Frank Crane
  • Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway. - Anonymous
  • Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. - Samuel Paterson
  • Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. - Yiddish Proverb
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell
  • Friendship is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. - Lois L. Kaufman
  • Sisters by chance, friends by choice. - Unknown
  • Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend. - Albert Camus, French Novelist
  • True friends, like ivy and the wall Both stand together, and together fall. - Thomas Carlyle
  • The only rose without thorns is friendship. - Unknown
  • A hug, the perfect gift. One size fits all and nobody minds exchanging it. - Unknown
  • Friends are born, not made. - Henry Brooks Adams

Get Well Card Messages

  • Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice"? - Kevin Makay, Zen Contemplations
  • He who has health has hope, but he who has hope has everything. - Arab proverb
  • What counts is not the size of the dog in a fight - It's the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower, American president (1958)
  • People who feel well are sick people neglecting themselves. - Jules Romain, French physician
  • Your body is like a bar of soap. It gradually wears down, from repeated use. - Ritchie Allen, American baseball player (1970s)
  • God heals and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

Love and Romance Card Messages

  • Love is an education in itself. - Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States
  • Come grow old with me, for the best is yet to come! - Robert Frost, American poet
  • Love runs raw and wild through my heart and soul, nourishing me and helping me to grow. - Unknown
  • You have shown me how to fall in love, how love hurts and how it heals. - Unknown
  • If you love something enough, you'll eventually succeed in getting it. - Unknown
  • True love is the unearned compliment, the gift forever giving. - Rep. Burke Day, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Love is always saying you're sorry. - Rep. Burke Day
  • I love you more today than yesterday, less than tomorrow. - Angela Gerardi
  • Love is life...and if you miss love, you miss life - Leo Buscaglia
  • To love someone is to be the only one to see a miracle invisible to others. - Francois Mauriac
  • Whom we love best, to them we can say least - Proverb
  • I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. - Henry Ward Beecher
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And thus is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare
  • The deepest sweetest dreams come true when the paths of destined lovers cross. - Unknown
  • Heaven is the perfect, unconditional love for another. - Unknown
  • My love for you is like a pearl, in ways much more than one. It started small, and now is big; it's growing never done. - William N. Braswell, Jr., from This Pearl
  • To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. - Trish Streeter
  • Every day I think of you, every night I dream of you, only proves it must be true, that I'm in love with you. - Unknown
  • A kiss is a promise written upon the lips. - Unknown
  • You'll kiss many toads before you find Prince Charming. - Unknown
  • To understand the meaning of true love, you must first surrender to it. -R. M. Hoffnagle
  • If you try to control love, it will turn to dust. If you let love control you, you can fly. - Katharine Treibic, poet
  • You complete me. - Jerry McGuire
  • Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran
  • We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. - Luciano de Crescenzo
  • Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Love can never be tamed. It can only be felt with a true heart. - Unknown
  • Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. - Unknown
  • You've got to dance like nobody's looking, and love like it's never going to hurt. - Unknown
  • Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, yet enkindles the great. - Unknown
  • The times we spend together are the best times that I know, I am a better person, because you've made me so. - Unknown
  • To the world you are someone, but to someone you are the world. - Unknown
  • Love isn't love Until you give it away. - Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music.
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder - Unknown
  • Love is the special feeling that brightens all our days, And the secret to its meaning is found in simple ways. - Kay Knudsen
  • Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, But somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart - Kay Knudsen
  • Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile. - Unknown
  • Love is a feeling that can be given without regrets. - Patricia Sierra
  • Love is the star that lights our souls throughout our life and beyond. - Patricia Sierra
  • Beauty lies within the soul and should always be set free take a glimpse at love so true and pure found only.......within me - Mara E. Dvorak, "The Soul Within"
  • Love is the beauty of the soul. - St. Augustine
  • Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth. - A Haiku verse
  • Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. - John Heywood, English author (16th century)
  • Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love. - Virgil
  • Life is the flower for which love is the honey. - Victor Hugo, French novelist
  • Love seeketh not itself to please, but for another gives its ease. - William Blake, Songs of Experience
  • Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine. - Christina G. Rossetti
  • There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. - George Sand, English author (1862)
  • It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
  • Keep me as the apple of the eye, Hide me under the shadow of thy wings. - Psalms 17:8
  • Love is the bridge between two hearts. - Unknown
  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
  • Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint Exupery
  • The love we give away is the only one we keep. - Elbert Hubbard
  • A heart that loves is always young. - Greek Proverb
  • Love is not in our choice but in our fate. - John Dryden, English poet
  • The heart has its reasons that reason does not know. - Pascal
  • Real love stories never have endings. - Richard Bach
  • Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones
  • If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving. - Anonymous
  • Everything comes to us from others...To Be is to belong to someone. - Jean Paul Satre
  • 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz
  • Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. - Peter Ustinov, British actor
  • Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. - Alexander Smith
  • One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him. - Karl Menninger
  • Love is not a matter of counting the years - it's making the years count. - Wolfman Jack Smith, American disc jockey

Marriage Card Messages

  • After all these years of toil and strife, I'm so glad there is an angel in my life. - Unknown
  • For you I give a lifetime of fidelity and anything you want of me. No one could replace your love. All I am is for you. - Unknown
  • Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one. - Fredrich Halm, 19th century German poet
  • If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. - Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband
  • Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. - Rabbi H. Schachtel, The Real Enjoyment of Living
  • A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. - Andre Maurois
  • A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. - Andre Maurois, French writer
  • Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin
  • True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever. - Unknown
  • Let there be space between your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. - Kahlil Gibran

New Baby Card Messages

  • Children re-invent your world for you. - Susan Sarandon, American film actor
  • A child is someone you carry in your body for 9 months, and carry in your heart for the rest of your life. - Unknown
  • Babies are bits of stardust; blown from the hand of God. - Unknown
  • Every child is born a genius. - R. Buckminster Fuller, Canadian engineer
  • There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. - Peter De Vries, American novelist
  • We have children because we want immortality and this is the most reliable way of getting it. - Woodrow Wyatt, British politician
  • Babies are such a nice way to start people. - Unknown
  • When you were born, you cried And the world rejoiced. - Native American

Pick-Me-Up Card Messages

  • Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent. - Jean Kerr
  • It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow. - Unknown
  • He who has achieved success has lived well, laughed often and loved much. - Unknown
  • If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex in the box? - Steven Wright, American humorist
  • Pain is inevitable, misery is optional. - Unknown
  • The bigger they are, the harder they fall. BUT, the smaller they are, the further they bounce! - Unknown
  • If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. - Erma Bombeck
  • Mistakes are doorways to discovery. - Unknown
  • If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. - Anonymous
  • He who throws mud loses ground. - Unknown
  • Not everything I dislike should be destroyed, some of it should simply be moved farther away. - Ashleigh Brilliant
  • When the world says, "Give up", Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." - Unknown
  • Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows. - Helen Keller
  • Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Schultz, American cartoonist/humorist
  • The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the others find an excuse. - Unknown
  • When it is dark enough you can see the stars. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed, But nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin, American novelist/writer
  • Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. - Unknown
  • The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. - Epicurus
  • Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. - John Updike, U.S. novelist
  • Tomorrow is another day. - Scarlett O'Hara, in Gone With the Wind
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy
  • It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! - Emiliano Zapata, Revolutionary
  • The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tsu
  • No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake, English poet
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady
  • If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it. - Leo Rosten
  • Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive. - Bugs Bunny
  • Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings
  • Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. - Oscar Wilde
  • The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. - Alan Saporta
  • All beginnings are hard. - Chaim Potok, American novelist
  • Remember that the mighty oak was once an acorn. - Unknown
  • The race is not always to the swift... but to those who keep on running. - Unknown
  • You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
  • The race for quality has no finish line. - Unknown
  • A bend in the road is not the end of the world, unless you fail to make the turn. - Unknown
  • You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. - Unknown
  • No-one can predict to what heights you can soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings. - Unknown
  • Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. - Unknown
  • Don't wait for your ship to come in ... swim out to meet it. - Unknown
  • It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes the game. - John Wooden
  • Cherish your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, live your todays. - Unknown
  • Impossible only defines the degree of difficulty. - Unknown
  • You can't discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Unknown
  • You are either part of the steamroller or part of the pavement. - Unknown

Retirement Card Messages

  • Working people have a lot of bad habits, But the worst of these is work. - Clarence Darrow, American lawyer & debater
  • The world is full of willing people. Some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. - Robert Frost, American poet
  • Work is just another of man's diseases and prevention is better than cure. - Heathcote Williams, British playwright
  • It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. - Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell

Spanish Card Messages

  • Amor (Love)
  • Bien Recibida, Nina
  • Bienvenida al Nuevo Bebito (Welcome New Baby Boy)
  • Bienvenida a la Nueva Bebita (Welcome New Baby Girl)
  • Buena Suerte (Good Luck)
  • Con Amor (With Love)
  • Con todo mi Amor (With All My Love)
  • Felices Pascuas de Resurreccion (Happy Easter)
  • Felicidades (Congratulations)
  • Felicitaciones
  • Feliz Aniversario (Happy Anniversary)
  • Feliz Ano Nuevo (Happy New Year)
  • Feliz Cumpleanos (Happy Birthday)
  • Feliz Dia de las Madres (Happy Mothers' Day)
  • Feliz Dia de San Valentin (Happy Valentine's Day)
  • Feliz Dia del Padre (Happy Father's Day)
  • Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)
  • Feliz Semana Santa
  • Gracias (Thank You)
  • Pensando en Ti (Thinking of You)
  • Pronta Recuperacion (Get Well Soon)
  • Que to Recuperes Pronto (Speedy Recovery To You)
  • Sentidas Condolencias (Deepest Sympathy)
  • Sentido Pesame
  • Te Amo (I Love You)
  • Te Extrano (I Miss You)
  • Te Quiero