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Valentine’s Day: Lemurs & Roses

What’s better than sending your “special someone” a dozen roses? Sending TEN LEMURS, too! 

For a $25 minimum donation, the Duke Lemur Center will send a personalized message and special Valentine’s Day video to your ‘special someone’ on February 14! Featuring a dozen lemurs playing with — and snacking on! — a dozen red roses, this video valentine is guaranteed to warm the heart of your loved one.

Ordering is easy: simply click the red LEMURS & ROSES button below! Save time during check-out: After you get to the payment page, check the “This is a gift” box and, when those fields pop up, provide only the recipient’s name, your gift message, and the recipient’s email address where you would like the valentine to be sent. The rest of the giftee info (mailing address, phone, etc.) is not necessary.

Don’t spoil the surprise! Do NOT check the box “I would like to give this gift in honor or in memory” at the bottom of the giftee information page. If you check this box and provide an email address, your Valentine’s Day surprise will be very early since that person will immediately receive a notification from Duke!

Please submit your order on or before February 13 for guaranteed delivery on Valentine’s Day.

How to Order *Multiple* Valentines in One Transaction

If you would like to send multiple valentines, you can do it all in one payment transaction by clicking on the button below – just make your total donation amount AND be sure to include names and email addresses for all recipients in the final comments field following the prompt “Is there anything else you would like to share with Duke today?” For example, if you’d like to send valentines to 3 people, include all 3 recipients’ information in the comments field and make an online donation for $75. ($25 per valentine.)

After you get to the payment page, check the “This is a gift” box and, when those fields pop up, provide only the recipient’s name, your gift message, and the recipient’s email address where you would like the valentine to be sent. The rest of the giftee info (mailing address, phone, etc.) is not necessary.

Don’t spoil the surprise! Do NOT check the box “I would like to give this gift in honor or in memory” at the bottom of the giftee information page. If you check this box and provide an email address, your Valentine’s Day surprise will be very early since that person will immediately receive a notification from Duke!

Please submit your order on or before February 13 for guaranteed delivery on Valentine's Day.

Featured Lemurs

This year’s video shoot featured crowned lemurs Aria and Anhotep, darlings of the summer tour path; celebrity blue-eyed black lemurs Velona and Mangamaso, recently arrived from Madagascar; mongoose lemurs Maddie and her mischievous sons, Mico and Ignacio; fat-tailed dwarf lemurs Mallard and his papa Francolin; and Agatha, the most adorable aye-aye in all the land!

What to Expect on Valentine's Day

On the morning of February 14, we will send the link to your loved one in an email including your personal message. We will also send a copy of their email message to you. Later that morning, if you have not heard from them yet to thank you for it, check-in with your loved one and ask him/her if they received your special Valentine’s Day email. If they check their inbox and don’t see it, have them check their SPAM/junk folder. If it is missing, you can either forward your message to them directly since you will have your own copy of it, or contact us and we will re-send it!

Special note re: orders submitted after February 13: If you order your valentine the morning of February 14, your video may not go out until later in the day. After 2:00 p.m. on Valentine's Day, orders can still be placed but your "special someone" may not receive the video the same day.

Commonly Asked Questions

Where does my donation go? Funds raised by the sale of our LEMURS & ROSES valentines go right back to the lemurs, covering their food, housing, and veterinary care as well as conservation initiatives in their native Madagascar. Visit our donations page for more ways to give.

When will the valentines be sent? Valentines will be sent to your chosen recipient via email on February 14. Each email will include an e-card with a personalized message (optional; please specify in the "Message to Gift Recipient" field when placing your order) and a link to our special LEMURS & ROSES video.

How much is it? We request a minimum donation of $25 for each valentine ordered.

Can I give you more than one email address for the same order? Just one recipient per order, please - though of course we'd love for you to order multiples and send lemur valentines to EVERYONE on your V-Day gift list! If you would like to send multiple valentines, please follow the simple instructions in the "How to Order Multiple Valentines in One Transaction" menu above.

Can the DLC mail a valentine to a physical ('snail mail') address? Nope. These valentines can be sent via email only.

How late can I submit my order? For guaranteed delivery on Valentine's Day, please submit your order on or before February 13. Orders placed the morning of February 14 will go out later that day; but if you place your order after 2:00 p.m. on February 14, your recipient may not receive the video until AFTER Valentine's Day.

Um, I'm confused. Who can I call? If you have questions or would prefer to pay over the phone, please call Mary Paisley at (919) 401-7252. She'll be happy to help!

 

Thank you so much for your support! If you have questions or need any help completing your order, please contact Mary Paisley at mary.paisley@duke.edu or (919) 401-7252.

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