Valentines Day takes on a new meaning at St. Jude Hospital

Online Valentine’s Day Cards for the patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital


Photo by: Emma Precopio

The Junior Class Council encourages classmates to send a virtual Valentine to hospital patients.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner on February 14, 2021, the Junior Class Officers are asking students of all grade levels to participate in spreading the love this holiday season. During this time of the month, receiving a card represents a thoughtful gesture carried out by individuals to express their gratitude and admiration towards a significant other. However, for the patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, cards symbolize hope and an everlasting source of motivation to keep on fighting. Therefore, St. Jude’s has put together a way for individuals near and far to safely send virtual Valentine’s Day cards free of charge.  

By accessing St. Jude’s website, students have the opportunity to create an e-card that features templates inspired by patient art. Students can either select one of the 17 pre-written messages (in either English or Spanish) or write their own heartfelt words of encouragement and positivity to show their support for a patient. This short and easy process highlights just how important, and powerful, the simple things in life can be. Each of the completed cards will be featured on various screens throughout the hospital for all to see, inspiring the young patients as they undergo long days of treatment. “Only taking a minute out of your day can make someone’s entire week!” junior class president Liza Adamik said, encouraging her fellow classmates to join in on “making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”