Loveland postmark creates Valentine to remember

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Continuing a 71-year old tradition, the Postal Service and Loveland Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to send cards and letters around the world with a coveted “Loveland” special postmark.  A unique design created by a local artist and selected via a competitive contest is stamped on the outside of all Valentine envelopes and re-mailed from the Sweetheart City.

More than 160,000 cards and letters were handled last year. Cards have come from more than 110 countries and every state in the Union. Since the start of the program in 1947, more than 12 million Valentines have been re-mailed by Loveland. It’s the largest program of its kind in the world.

To have cards and letters re-mailed with the Loveland postmark, properly stamp and address each individual Valentine and put them all in a larger stamped envelope and mail them to:

Postmaster – Attention Valentines
446 E. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Deadlines for Valentine’s Day delivery:

Destination                   Must be in Loveland by:

International                        Feb. 4

United States                        Feb. 7

Colorado                                Feb. 9

World Post Day

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Traditionally observed every year on October 9, World Post Day was created back in 1969 by the Universal Postal Union as a way to create awareness of the Postal Service, its people, and the impact it has on the lives of citizens around the globe. This Friday, people from around the world will celebrate the day, and postal organizations world-wide will engage in activities and promotions to increase awareness of the Postal Service and the impact it has on the lives of the world’s population.

For individuals who’d like to join in on the fun, mail a special letter or card to a friend of family member, even if it’s just to say hello and let that person know you’re thinking about them. Besides enjoying a surprise message from you, they’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness of the unexpected arrival in the mail, and it might also encourage them to reciprocate.

Mail continues to have a meaningful impact in society, even in a digital age. Besides its tactile and visual appeal, no message creates as much joy, wonder, and intrigue than those lovingly sent and eagerly received in the mail.

To learn more about World Post Day, click here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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While it may be too late to order a special gift from an online retailer, there’s still plenty of time to select a greeting card and gift card for that special someone.

A variety of greetings cards awaits your perusal at your local Post Office. Their colorful designs contain special messaging to let someone know just how you feel about them. While there, pick up a gift card available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. These valuable cards offer the gift of purchasing choice to the lucky recipient.

Sealed With Love

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February 14 is just six days away, and its approaching fast. Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated by sharing elaborate cards, flowers, candy, and other unique gestures of affection with a loved one.

Be sure to show that special person what they mean to you by offering them a token of your appreciation. A few potential gift ideas available from the Postal Service are listed below. There’s still time to choose the perfect gift, so plan ahead and select that keepsake today.

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Everyday Hero

There are many people all around us that manage to accomplish extraordinary things every day. Whether it’s a school teacher who goes the extra mile for his students, a soldier who bravely serves her country with honor during tough times or someone who just happens to be at the right place at the right time when someone else needs his help.

Everyday heroes are a big part of why this country is such a great place to live. To honor their accomplishments, the Postal Service released the 2012 Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes collection. The cards provide a way for people to express their gratitude for the tremendous contributions of those who deserve recognition.

The cards are available for $2.95 at select Post Offices or online at USPS.com.

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