While Valentine’s Day is often associated with chocolate and flowers, expressing your love for your parents through words is a unique and memorable treat. Skip the cliché gifts and surprise your mom and dad with words from the heart on Feb. 14.

Here are some quotes about parents to share on social media on Valentine’s Day:

  • “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” -Audre Lorde
  • “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” -Bil Keane
  • “There’s a long life ahead of you, and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.” -Yoko Ono
  • “The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” -Margaret Atwood
  • “I enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day. It's a nice way to say you’re thinking about your family, someone special, or dear friends.” -Camila Alves

Write one of these sweet messages in a Valentine’s Day card for your mother and father:

  • “It’s amazing that you both seem to have a never-ending supply of love for our family. That is such an awesome part of what makes you both the wonderful parents that you are! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
  • “Most of my fondest memories of childhood include things that you have done for me and times that we have shared. Thank You! Happy Valentine’s Day To My Parents!”
  • “No other gift can compare to the gift of love that you have given me. I love you, Mom and Dad! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
  • “Two wishes in one, that’s what you are to me. Perfectly wonderful parents that are as loved as you can be! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
  • “Can we keep the public displays of affection to a minimum? Just a question. Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom and Dad!”

Use this poem to share a piece of your heart with your parents:

“Happy Valentine’s Day”

Mom and Dad, along life’s path, 

Your love has shone the way. 

For the guidance you have given me, 

I’m thankful every day. 

You’ve always been great parents; 

I’m so glad you both are mine;

Deep in my heart, you’ll always be 

My favorite Valentine.

Valentine’s Day Pictured: Merchandise for Valentine’s Day is on display at a supermarket on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images