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 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:
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.