Say "Happy Valentine's Day" to the best girls in your life.
Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation and letting others know how you truly feel about them. This is typically a holiday that seems to be reserved for people in a romantic relationship, but I think it’s also a celebration of love for anybody who has someone special in their life.
Family relationships are bonds formed by blood and marriage, and prove to be some of the deepest types of love out there.
So what better time or way to tell your daughter you love her by sending her some sweet quotes than on Valentine's Day?
When I was growing up and living at home still, my dad would make a Valentine’s day breakfast for me, my sister and my mom. He would make heart-shaped pancakes decorated with heart shaped candies for the holiday, and he would give each of us a loving Valentine’s day card with sweet messages inside. I remember looking forward to Valentine’s Day every year because of this tradition my dad put in to place.
I didn’t have a boyfriend or any significant others to share Valentine's Day with until I was older, but the day was still meaningful to me because I was able to know that people in my life still loved me and wanted to do something selfless to show those people how much I love them back. It was a tender blessing.
My dad isn’t the only one who wants to express love for his daughters — many of us find it hard to find the right words to say, other than the typical, "Happy Valentine's Day, Daughter!", so we've collected a few examples of parent-daughter love with these sweet Valentine's Day messages for kids — just in case you might need inspiration to tell your daughter you love her this year.
1. Love is unconditional.
“Daughter, you are loved for the little girl you were…the special woman you are now…and the wonderful daughter you will always be.” — Unknown
2. The definition of a daughter.
“Daughter: a female child; a daughter is a person who grows up to be your friend; a daughter is a mother’s treasure and a father’s pride and joy; a daughter is a gift of love.” — Unknown
3. Raise your daughter right.
“My daughter…When I look at you & I see my past, present, and future, I see my little girl dressing up, covering her face with makeup. I see you running in the garden, picking flowers and bringing one to me. I see that beautiful smile on your face and knowing in that moment the pride of being a parent. No matter how old you are, you will always be my baby girl. I am so proud of you and I will love you with all I am for all eternity.” — Unknown
4. The eternal love for your daughter.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” — Unknown
5. Have unconditional love for your girls.
“My dear daughter, I love you just the way you are – my little star. Always remember that!” — Unknown
6. Having a daughter is unmatched happiness.
“When we are together you bring joy to my heart…full of laughter and smiles, you’ve blessed me from the start.” — Unknown
7. Every daughter is beautiful.
“A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts the world has to give.” — Laurel Atherton
8. There is strength in genes.
“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” — Unknown
9. You can do everything with your daughter.
“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart.” — Unknown
10. Unmeasurable love.
“I love you more than there are stars in the sky, waves in the ocean and grains of sand on the beach.” — Unknown
11. A live-in best friend.
“A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” — Unknown
12. Mothers are always there.
“I am always with you. Be brave, have courage and love life.” — Unknown
13. Daughters can be unexpected blessings.
"You've been a blessing right from the start. I love you, my daughter, with all of my heart." — Unknown
14. Daughters and mothers will always be there together, forever.
"Everywhere you journey in life, you will go with my love by your side. Forever it will be with you. Truly, joyful and more meant to be than words could ever say." — Unknown
15. Pride of a daughter.
"I'll always love you and I couldn't be more proud of you if I tried." — Unknown
16. The best thing to ever happen to a mother.
"You are the joy of my life, the source of my dearest memories, the inspiration for my fondest wishes and the sweetest present life could ever give to anyone." — Unknown
17. So much happiness when you have your kids around.
"But, my greatest accomplishment and my greatest pride and joy are my children. They are truly my greatest success." — Catherine Pulsifer.
18. Never-ending relationships.
"My son is my son till he gets a wife, but my daughter is my daughter all the days of her life." — Thomas Fuller
19. Patience is a virtue.
"Patience, my daughter, learn patience and life will be easier." — Catherine Pulsifer
20. Love is based on trust.
"Now trust a heart that trusts in you." — Emily Bronte
21. Learn from your mistakes.
"I realized that our daughter needed the same things we lacked in our younger years...wisdom. Without wisdom, we continue to blunder through life repeating the same mistakes." — Laura Alexander
22. Having a daughter who chases her dreams is the dream.
"What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky..." — Helen Claes
23. Looking after your offspring is built in to your DNA.
"He who has daughters is always a shepherd." — Proverbs
24. The good times will outweigh the bad.
"My daughter, while we have had adversity, we also have had more sweet memories that allow us to overcome the challenges we faced." — Ann Butler
25. She will never get too old for your love.
"A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." — Unknown
26. Laughter makes you younger.
"Daughters can sometimes be too serious, teach them to laugh and not take life too seriously." — Catherine Pulsifer
27. A positive future for your daughter is important.
"I desire to have a life filled with positive energy and satisfaction of living authentically in my purpose. That's what I also want for my daughter, and that is what I want for you." — Keya Briscoe
28. Be friends with your daughters.
"My daughter, you've blessed my life greatly. I'm so glad we're friends... The time we have together is the best that I spend." — Unknown
29. Friends forever.
"A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend." — Unknown
30. She's always there for you.
"There were times when I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always." — Taylor Swift
31. There are no words.
"Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter." — Caitlin Houston
32. Understand the importance of your daughter's successes.
"My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little start and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along." — Denise Van Outen
33. Constant love and loyalty.
"In my life, you are the sun that never fades and the moon that never wanes." — Unknown
34. Humor makes everything easier and happier.
"My daughter makes me laugh with her incredibly humorous take on the world. Everything makes her laugh and I aspire to take in the world in the same shoes she does." — Unknown
35. A stronger daughter is all you can wish for as a parent.
"The more the daughter knows the details of her mother's life, the stronger the daughter." — Anita Diamant
36. There is beauty in intelligence.
"My mom taught me a woman's mind should be the most beautiful part of her." — Sonya Teclai
37. Put faith in your daughter's abilities.
"We, mothers, are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight." — Letty Cottin Pogrebin
38. Believe in your daughter.
"You are my angel, you remind me of the goodness in this world and inspire me to be the greatest version of myself." — Steve Maraboli
39. Trust in your mother's abilities.
"A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn a daughter's worries and fears into happiness." — Unknown
40. Don't doubt your loved ones.
"I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life." — Ian McEwan
41. Your daughter is everything.
"My daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future." — Unknown
42. Recognize your daughter's skills.
"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talents, guts. That's what little girls are made of." — Bethany Hamilton
43. Your daughter relies on you.
"If you ever feel like giving up, just remember a little girl is watching who wants to be just like you." — Unknown
44. Remember your royal roots.
"Chin up Princess, or the crown slips." — Unknown
45. Be close to your daughter.
"My mom is part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors." — Carrie Latet
46. There is no clear path to take.
"Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away." — Heather Gudenkauf
47. The lessons will eventually be learned.
"By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong." — Unknown
48. Water them right.
"Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests." — Unknown
49. Know her value.
"A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer." — Unknown
50. Let your daughter leave her mark on the world.
"You're always with me, like a handprint on my heart." — Unknown
Author Bio: Hayley Small is a writer who focuses on pop culture, religion, and relationship topics.