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

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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A Special Trip for a Special Stamp

Photo by: Jim Schoenherr.

Photo by: Jim Schoenherr.

Many who send wedding invitations through the mail often choose a stamp design that offers the perfect message to recipients. For one individual in Grand Lake, CO, the acquisition of that special stamp involved a unique form of transportation.

Amber Valez and her fiancé identified the perfect stamp to accentuate their wedding invitations to friends and loved ones. Rather than set off in a mechanized form of transportation, Amber opted to venture out to her local Post Office via horseback.

The distinctive mode of transportation faithfully waited outside the office while Amber picked up a collection of Love stamps. Grand Lake Postmaster Diane Mahoney was thrilled to have the special visitor at her office waiting for its owner.

“I thought it was a great example of us here in the Wild Wild West!” said Mahoney.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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If you’re searching for an original gift idea for Valentine’s Day, look no further than usps.com.

There are a variety of special items awaiting perusal online such as Disney Romance Prints, t-shirts featuring the image of famous singers such as Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, and the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra. Also, don’t forget to pick up a unique card available at your local Post Office to convey your Valentine’s Day message to that special someone.

Click on the items below to learn more about these and other special gifts from USPS.

 

 

 

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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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