LOVELAND, CO announces deadlines to get its 2011 Valentine postmark

LOVELAND, CO –Love once again is in the mail and bound for Loveland and Colorado! It’s the 65th year of the popular Loveland Valentine Postmark Re-mailing program. The Loveland Post Office, Chamber of Commerce and senior citizen volunteers annually have stamped its special love-themed postmark, love verse and cupid cachet artwork on the front of valentine envelopes and postcards since 1947.

Loveland, CO Valentine PostmarkLoveland, CO ZIP Code 80538 has the biggest valentine re-mailing program of any Post Office and community in the world, in which people request the postmark of a special love-themed named Post Office and community. Others include Valentine, Nebraska 69201; Romance, Arkansas 72136; Loving, New Mexico 88256; Romeo, Michigan 48065 and Juliette, Georgia 31046.) One of Loveland’s two Post Office stations – the one downtown – is named the Loveland Valentine Station Post Office.

Approximately 150,000 valentine cards/letters are handled by Loveland, CO each year, from 50+ countries and all 50 states. More than 12 million Loveland, Colorado postmarked valentines have been re-mailed by the Post Office and Loveland community, nicknamed “the Sweetheart City,” since 1947.

How to get Loveland, CO valentine postmark:

To have valentines re-mailed with the Loveland postmark, enclose your pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes (envelopes should each have 44-cent postage; postcards should have 28-cents postage), letters to foreign countries should have that country’s First Class letter postage; add extra stamps/postage for heavier/odd shaped and square valentines, mail in a large stamped envelope or package with postage to:

Valentine Re-mailing
446 E. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Deadlines for re-mailing & delivery by Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011:

• Valentine cards/envelopes destined for re-mailing outside of the U.S. to our U.S. military troops stationed overseas, or to international destinations, should be in Loveland by February 4, 2011.

• Valentine cards/envelopes destined for re-mailing within the U.S. and outside of Colorado should be in Loveland by February 9, 2011.

• Valentine cards/envelopes destined for re-mailing within the state of Colorado should be in Loveland by February 11, 2011.

source: USPS