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Valentines Cards With Extra Love

02/05/2014

Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 9.54.08 AMIf you’re looking for a little extra love for your valentines card this year look to Loveland, Colorado.

Loveland, the self-proclaimed ‘Sweetheart City’, hosts its annual Valentines Day stamping program.

Supported by volunteer stampers, most of them long-timers not willing to give up the 60 coveted seats, began working on 10,000 valentine cards yesterday. They helped kick off the 68th Annual Loveland Valentine Re-Mailing Program hosted by the towns chamber of commerce and the Loveland post office.

Rarely do we think of the post office as being creative and certainly not entrepreneurial…but Loveland is proud of its distinction in this regard.

Since 1947 the Loveland post office and its volunteer stampers have been bringing love, hope and sentiments to people in all 50 states and more than 110 countries with a special cachet stamp and message through the program. More than 160,000 valentines get mailed each year from mothers to sons, grandfathers to granddaughters and everyone in between. Famous athletes, celebrities and even the president often get valentines stamped with Loveland’s special message. Some of the most heartfelt valentines that have come through Loveland are the ones sending messages of hope and love to our troops overseas, to children battling life-threatening illnesses and to those who are overcoming tragedy and need an extra note of encouragement.

The crew in Loveland has gotten creative and is now selling cards on their website. Heck, they even have a Facebook page.

To send a valentine to a loved one, pre-address and pre-stamp all valentines, enclose them in a larger first class envelope and mail to:

Postmaster – Attention Valentines
446 E. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538-9998
Once received, valentines will be removed from the larger envelope, stamped with the special Loveland cachet stamp and postmark then re-mailed to its intended recipient.

Time is short however – as letters must be received by the Loveland post office by this Friday.

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