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A New Perspective on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has never really been a big deal for me.  However, as a youngster, I enjoyed the Valentine’s Day party (complete with mandatory Valentine exchange) in school. I remember sorting through my brown paper bag of Valentines at the end of the day and reading what my classmates had written to me. Some just signed their name—typically the boys who were very uninterested in sharing their feelings with those cootie-ridden girls—while others, like my friends and teachers, wrote personalized messages (i.e. “Thanks for being my friend,” “You are a great student,” and “I like your hair today.”) that made me feel special.

Well, as I learned in grade school, Valentine’s Day is more than just a day about romantic love. It is about telling and showing others what they mean to you. It is a day for parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, coworkers, siblings, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, friends, the guy who serves you coffee at the café every morning, the postal worker who delivers your mail each day—you get the idea. It’s a day for everyone. It is a day to say “Thanks for being you,” or “Thanks for making my life easier,” or “You make my days brighter.” Everyone deserves to be told, at least one day a year, that they add value to someone else’s life.

This Valentine’s Day, express your love in more than just conversation hearts. Send a Tan “Gram!” It’s healthier than buying chocolates, longer-lasting than flowers, and less painful than having the name of your beloved tattooed on your arm. It’s easy to do:

¨ Visit www.thetangramway.org (or click on the link below)

¨ Click on the “GIVE” button on the left side of the homepage. It will take you to our safe and secure donation page

¨ Enter the amount you would like to donate ($5 per gram).

¨ Enter billing info

¨ Type “Valentine” in the “Designation” box.

¨ Click the box that says, “My gift is a tribute.”

¨ Fill out the notification information so your personalized card reaches its destination.

¨ In the “Comments” box, write everything you want on your card.

We will add your message to a card and send it to the object of your affection! It’s a great way to show your love and donate to a great cause! (Please note that you will need to do a separate transaction for each gram you send)

Send a Tan “Gram”




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