Looking for a unique way to express your affection on Valentine’s Day? Why not remind your loved ones to get batteries for the emergency stockpile or to make a plan for tornadoes? APHA’s Get Ready campaign has once again created emergency preparedness-themed greeting cards for the holiday.

The cards, which debuted in 2012, were very popular last year, getting thousands of page hits in just a few hours. New cards this year remind people to get flu shots and include pets in their emergency plans.

Cat and dog encouraging readers to include pets in emergency plans

APHA has added new Valentine’s Day cards to its popular emergency preparedness e-card series, including this one encouraging loved ones to include pets in their emergency plans.

“Get Ready is all about educating the general public about preparing for emergencies. We want people to realize that preparedness is a normal part of every day life,” said Michelle Holshue, the APHA fellow responsible for the e-cards. “So we try to make it seem easy — and hopefully, fun!” To that end, Get Ready has also produced other materials, such as a music video and even a preparedness–themed cat calendar called “Catastrophes.”

You can view and download the free Valentine’s Day e-cards on the Get Ready site.

What kind of holiday greeting cards would you like to see next? Tell us in the comments!

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