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Valentine’s Day: Lemurs & Roses

Collage of lemurs eating roses

These lucky lemurs were featured in our LEMURS & ROSES video in February 2018! Individuals and species vary by year, so stay tuned for who we’ll star in 2020!

What’s better than sending your “special someone” a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day? Sending 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 the DLC’s lemurs playing with — and snacking on! — a dozen red roses, this video valentine is guaranteed to warm the heart of your loved one.

For guaranteed Valentine’s Day delivery, please submit your order by 8:00 a.m. EST on February 14.

Ordering is easy! Simply click the red LEMURS & ROSES button to send one valentine, and the pink button to send two or more valentines:

SORRY – THIS PROMOTION ENDED AT 8 A.M. EST ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH! But there’s still time to make a donation in your Valentine’s honor.

Thank you so much for your support! Frequently asked questions are addressed in the dropdown menu below:

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 email message sent via Mailchimp 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 single $25 valentine order, please. To order more than one valentine at $25 each and check-out with a single payment, choose the multiple valentine button and follow those instructions.

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 delivery on the morning of Valentine's Day, the absolute deadline to order is 8 a.m. EST the morning of February 14th.

What to Expect on Valentine's Day

On the morning of February 14, we will send the video link to your loved one in an email via Mailchimp including your personal message. We will also send a copy of the 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.

We will accept orders until 8:00 a.m. EST on the morning of February 14, when we will end the promotion.


If you have additional questions or need help completing your order, please contact Mary Paisley at