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Moments when a candy heart message is the *best* response

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! And we can't help but think about all of the adorable things that come with it. Fluffy teddy bears, eye-catching roses (in the signature red, pink or white, ofc), huge boxes of chocolate and thoughtful V-Day cards from someone you love. But let's not forget the sweetest holiday treat of them all: the classic candy heart. The messages are a simple—yet *so* cute—way to show someone you care. Here are our top 10 moments for when a candy heart speaks a thousand words! Share these with a person you love this Valentine's Day.

Super Star
when they're absolutely shining in life

Maybe your crush just performed an *amazing* piano solo at your school's winter concert. Or your bestie just aced the math test she's spent days studying for. This heart is perf for celebrating some stellar accomplishments.

Miss You
when you're feeling a little disconnected

The semester is in full swing and, let's be real, it's already super busy! Lately, you've been finding yourself turning down plans. You took a rain check on a mall day with your friends because you had to finish up that huge English paper. And you couldn't make your family's pizza night this week because of soccer practice that ran late. So why not tell the people you love that you need some quality time? They probably miss you just as much as you miss them.

U Got This
when they need a little hyping up

Your best friend is interviewing for an after-school job and needs a bit of encouragement. Or your S.O. is extra nervous to take the SAT this weekend. Let them know that no matter what happens, they'll always have you to cheer them on! A little candy heart slipped into their locker or backpack goes a long way. 

Heart of Gold
when you're feeling grateful

This one is a way to say "thank you." Maybe your mom drove you and your besties to the movies last weekend when you knew she had a lot of other things to do. Maybe your older brother sent you a funny text when he noticed that you weren't in a great mood. This heart is for anyone you know who does those small things to brighten your day. Show them that they don't go unnoticed—and that their heart of gold is truly unmatched!

Girl Power
when you want to shout out your squad

Galentine's Day, anyone? This is your chance to acknowledge the fab female friendships in your life. Spread the love for your BFFs with this candy heart message! And top it all off with a fabulous gift just for the occasion. 

Dream Big
when they're feeling inspired

Your bestie is creating the ultimate list of colleges for a road trip over spring break. Or maybe your crush is trying out for the lead in the school musical. Remind the people you love that it's totally awesome to go after what they want and, as cheesy as it may sound, it's always great to dream big. They just might get exactly what they're wishing for!

Cool Cat
hen you want to get closer

It's never a bad thing to expand your circle of friends! And there's probably a specific person who you think is super cool: someone who's always eating lunch at your table, sitting in front of you in math class or working on the school newspaper with you. You're kind of friendly with them, but you'd love to get to know them better. This heart is just for them—and you may even get a stronger friendship out of it!

Text Me
when you have a huge crush

Picture this: you're living your rom-com dreams! Your crush sits next to you in history class, and you've been talking for weeks. Except you don't know how to tell them that you want to continue the convo outside of school. If you're feeling especially bold, send a message with this heart!

when they need some cheering up

So your bestie can't quite get the hang of learning how to drive. Or your little sister just had a huge fight with her best friend. Tell them that you're here if they need to vent—and what better way to do that than with a sweet treat? They'll love it—*and* they'll love that you decided to check up on them, too. 

Soul Mate
when you just want to celebrate love

When it comes down to it, Valentine's Day is truly a celebration of love in every shape and form. And the idea of soulmates embodies the exact same thing. It doesn't just apply to romantic relationships, and it doesn't mean that there's only one specific person out there for you. You can have all kinds of soulmates in your life—from romantic to platonic to familial—and you probably do already! Now's the time to honor all the love you have around you, whether you're celebrating V-Day with a bae, your BFF or that big box of chocolates. 

Feeling the love? Check out these Valentine's Day-themed posts!
💘 5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day even if you aren't in a relationship
💘 The dos (and don'ts) of telling your crush you like them on Valentine's Day
💘 Romantic movies to watch with bae on Valentine's Day

Which of these candy hearts are you giving out this V-Day? Tell us on Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Samara Smukler | 2/14/2022