Although Valentine’s Day is often seen as a romantic holiday, it’s the perfect time to show kids how important the bond is between a parent, and a child. Although your kids may expect the typical card and V-Day themed candy, surprise your little one by sharing some loving words to show how much you care.

Here are 20 messages and sayings from The Flower Shop Network and Card Messages for kids to help celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

1. “You and me we’re a part of this family. You are just as wonderful as can be. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!”

2. “May your life be filled with the kind of heartfelt beauty that you bring to mine.”

3. “Here is the latest trending game: Be nice, have fun, and give hugs! Happy Valentine’s Day!”

4. “Cupid is right down the road and there is something he wants you to know- Happy Valentine’s Day!”

5. “I hope your Valentine’s Day is as special to you as you are to me!”

5. “To a kid who is yummier than a bag of candy. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

7. “Doggies are sweeties and kiddies are, too. That’s why we’re wishing a Happy Valentine’s Day to you!”

8. “Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

9. “Valentine’s wishes for an awesome Valentine’s Day full of happiness and hugs!”

10. “Life is filled with lots of things that make it all worthwhile, but none is better than your little smile.”

11. “You’re a kid after my own heart totally sweet and completely unique! Happy Valentine’s Day!”

12. “The joy of my heart since the day you were born. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

13. “Life can be a zoo and it can be full of fun. Here’s wishing you a Valentine’s Day that’s a super amazing one!”

14. “Sweet little smiles and lots of cozy hugs that’s what I’m sending to you on Valentine’s Day, my little love bug!”

15. “With all the things you do, the smiles you share, the laughter too, with all the dreams you make come true. It’s great to have a kid like you!”

16. “For this first Valentine’s Day, here’s a sweet little smile. It’s a little gift of love for a wonderful child! Happy 1st Valentine’s Day!”

17. “Even in a fairy tale where every dream comes true, I could never hope to find a son/daughter as sweet as you.”

18. “You’re always on my mind and in my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day”

19. “Since you’re such a fantastic son, I’ve got a special Valentine’s Day gift just for you! I promise not to kiss you in front of any of your friends!”

20. “Although I hope you already know, my love for you just grows and grows!”

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Valentine’s cards and decorations are pictured for sale at a florist’s on Feb. 11, 2014 in Pristina, Kosovo. Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images