Whether it’s his birthday, Valentine’s Day or Just Because, these sweet and romantic handmade notes and candy pun cards are perfect for your boyfriend (or husband – or significant other – or ANYONE you LOVE)
Love notes should be personal, but store-bought cards are cheesy, expensive and SO generic. It drives me nuts paying $6 or MORE for a corny card that could go to ANYONE – that led me to collect this long list of ideas of sweet things to write in notes and cards to your guy.
Updated on January 22, 2023
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Writing a sweet and romantic note for your boyfriend can be a simple but meaningful way to show your love and appreciation for him. Whether you want to express your gratitude, share a special memory, or simply let him know how much he means to you, a heartfelt note can be the perfect way to do it.
Here are 10 creative ideas for sweet and romantic notes to write for your boyfriend:
- Make a Candy Card: Make an extra sweet love note for your boyfriend by using candy – see picture above.
- A thank-you note: Write a note thanking your boyfriend for something specific he has done for you, like cooking dinner or taking care of you when you were sick.
- A memory note: Share a special memory or moment you have shared with your boyfriend in a note. This can be a great way to reminisce and appreciate the time you have spent together.
- A list of reasons why you love him: Write a list of all the things you love about your boyfriend and why he means so much to you.
- A note of encouragement: Write a note to your boyfriend offering words of encouragement and support for whatever he may be going through.
- A note of apology: If you have done something to upset your boyfriend, a heartfelt note of apology can be a great way to make amends and show your remorse.
- A note of appreciation: Write a note thanking your boyfriend for all the little things he does for you on a daily basis that you may not always notice.
- A note of congratulations: If your boyfriend has achieved a major milestone or accomplishment, write a note congratulating him and expressing your pride in him.
- A note of support: Write a note offering your support and reassurance to your boyfriend during a difficult time.
- A note of promise: Write a note promising your love and commitment to your boyfriend and expressing your desire to be with him now and in the future.
No matter which type of note you choose to write, the most important thing is to be sincere and express your feelings from the heart. Your boyfriend is sure to appreciate the effort and thought you put into the note, and it will surely bring a smile to his face.
Romantic Quotes To Include
Here are 9 simple, sweet and romantic quotes that you could include in your notes or homemade card for your boyfriend:
- “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
- “I wish I met you sooner so I could love you longer” – Unknown
- “Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.” – Unknown
- “You are my everything. Without you, my life would be incomplete.” – Unknown
- “I love you more than words could ever say. You are the love of my life, my soulmate, and my best friend.” – Unknown
- “I fell in love with you because of a million little things you never knew you were doing.” – Unknown
- “I never want to stop making memories with you.” – Unknown
- “You are the love of my life, my partner, and my best friend. I am so grateful to have you by my side, now and always.” – Unknown
- “You are my favorite notification” – Unknown
Romantic Handmade Cards Ideas
Here are a few of my favorite ideas for clever handmade cards you make for your man:
Long Distance Relationship Ideas
Being in a long-distance relationship is HAD (been there, done THAT – ugh!).
If you want to rock is world while he is far away, here are some ideas for long-distance relationships you can try:
Mail art card: Create a card that incorporates elements of mail art, such as stamps, stickers, or other embellishments. You could also include a small surprise, like a ticket or a trinket, inside the card for your partner to discover.
Recordable card: Make a card that has a recording feature, so your partner can hear your voice when they open it. You could use a small recording device or record your message directly onto the card using a sound chip.
Scrapbook card: Create a card that is a mini-scrapbook, featuring photos or mementos from your relationship. You could include items like ticket stubs, letters, or other sentimental items to help you both feel connected even when you’re apart.
Video card: Make a card that plays a video message when it is opened. You could use a small screen or projector to display the video, or create a QR code that the recipient can scan to access the video on their phone or computer.
Virtual card: If you’re looking for a more modern and tech-savvy approach, you could create a virtual card using an online card-making tool or app. This would allow you to design and send the card digitally, which could be especially convenient for long-distance relationships.
Remember, the most important thing is to let your creativity and your love shine through in your handmade card, no matter how you make it.
A genuine, from-the-heart, message is always better than something generic you can buy at any ol’ card store – especially in a long-distance relationship.
Anniversary Notes Ideas
Here are a few cute sayings that you could include in anniversary notes to him – some are pretty cheesy, but I think they’re all sweet:
- “You are my rock, my love, and my everything. Here’s to another year of being by your side.”
- “I love you more and more with each passing year. Here’s to many more years of love and happiness together.”
- “You make every day feel like an anniversary. I love you now and always.”
- “I can’t believe it’s been (number) years already. Time flies when I’m having fun with you.”
- “You are my partner, my best friend, and the love of my life. Happy anniversary, my love.”
- “Here’s to another year of adventures, love, and all the little things that make our relationship so special.”
- “You are the missing piece to my puzzle. I love you now and forever.”
- “I am so grateful to have you by my side. Happy anniversary, my love.”
- “Our love only grows stronger with each passing year. Here’s to many more years of love and happiness.”
- “I am so lucky to have you as my partner and my best friend. Happy anniversary, my love.”
Birthday Note Ideas
Here are some romantic ideas to write inside your boyfriend’s birthday card:
“Happy birthday to the love of my life. You make every day brighter and I am so grateful to have you in my life. Here’s to another year of love, laughter, and all the things that make our relationship so special.”
“You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. Happy birthday, my love. I can’t wait to celebrate all the amazing things you have accomplished and all the amazing things that are yet to come.”
“I am so lucky to have you as my partner, my best friend, and the love of my life. You bring so much joy and happiness into my world. Happy birthday, my love.”
“You are my rock, my support, and my everything. Thank you for always being there for me. Happy birthday, my love. Here’s to many more years of love and happiness together.”
“You are the most amazing person I know. Your kind heart, your beautiful soul, and your unwavering love inspire me every day. Happy birthday, my love. I am so grateful to have you by my side.”
“I can’t wait to celebrate your special day with you and shower you with all the love and affection you deserve. Happy birthday, my love. Here’s to another year of making memories and building our future together.”
“You are my everything. Your love, your support, and your constant presence in my life mean the world to me. Happy birthday, my love. Here’s to many more years of love and happiness together.”
“I am so grateful to have you as my partner and my best friend. You bring so much joy and light into my life. Happy birthday, my love. I can’t wait to celebrate all the amazing things you have achieved and all the amazing things that are yet to come.”
If all of those ideas above are just a little too “much” and you don’t want to homemade card to lay it on TOO thick, why not work with a candy pun?
Poems and sayings and puns made with candy are a perfectly “safe” FIRST Valentines gift for your boyfriend when your relationship hasn’t quite hit that super serious level… yet.
Here are some candy pun ideas you can include in your handmade gift basket or poster card, etc.
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