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Loveland's Stamp of Love

By: Jennifer Johnson
By: Jennifer Johnson

Loveland, Colorado has the biggest valentine post-mark re-mailing program of any post office in the United States, handling over 220,000 valentines.

If your valentines have to have the special stamp from Loveland, you need to get them in the mail now.

Valentines staying in the United States should arrive in Loveland no later than Feb. 8. Valentines headed outside the Untied States should be in Loveland by Monday, Feb. 3.

You can mail all of your valentines to the postmaster, Valentine re-mailing, Loveland, Colorado, 80538.

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Loveland Valentines Day Remailing Program

In 1946, Postmaster Elmer Ivers, Chamber of Commerce President Ted. W. Thompson and his wife Mabel came up with the idea to share the romantic name of the town of Loveland with the world. In February 1947, the Loveland Valentine Remailing Program was created.

The remailing program now averages 300,000 Valentines annually, including all 50 states and 140 foreign countries.

How to Remail from Loveland, Colorado

To receive a unique cancellation and Valentine cachet, enclose your pre-stamped, pre-addressed Valentines in a larger First Class envelope and mail it to:

Postmaster
ATTN: Valentines
USPS
Loveland, CO 80538-9998

Your Valentines will be removed from the larger envelope and hand stamped with the Loveland cachet, then mailed from the Loveland Post Office.

Valentines staying in the United States must be received no later than Feb. 8. Valentines headed outside the Untied States must be received by Feb. 3.

Source: http://www.loveland.org/valentine/index.htm (Loveland Valentines Day Remailing Program) contributed to this report.


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