written by: Sam Coulson
As we reach another Valentine’s day, it’s easy to get bogged down thinking about romance, elaborate gifts, and fancy dinners. However, here at TAD, we are expressing another form of appreciation for each other.
Each February 14th here at TAD, we celebrate Tadentines Day, a fun alternative to the typical romance of Valentine’s Day, where employees take some time to show gratitude for one another. To do this, all of TAD’s employees write anonymous messages to their coworkers and receive those messages on Valentine’s Day. These messages can be positive affirmations, inside jokes, or even just a well wish for the day. It’s a wonderful tradition that encourages coworkers to give positive affirmations to those who they see around the office.
“It’s a cool way to show appreciation for everyone,” said TAD Photography Team Member Tristan Lorei. “It’s hard to do that sometimes when you’re working on different projects and just moving around a lot.”
Aside from romance, Valentine’s Day is at its core about showing those close to you how you appreciate them and care about them. It allows for us to express gratitude for our friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and anyone around us who positively impacts our lives. Tadentines allows everyone at TAD to do that.
“It’s just nice to get to know and think about everyone,” said TAD Photography Team Member Sloane Gartner. “There are so many people who work here and it’s easy to forget that. Also, it’s just fun!”
Just like we do here at TAD, make sure to take some time to appreciate everyone around you this Valentine’s Day!