2014 Sweetheart City (Loveland) Valentine Re-Mailing Program Begins February 4th
The Sweetheart City unveiled its 2014 official valentine cachet stamp and verse this week. It addresses the devastating flood that hit Colorado in September. Since 1947, the Loveland chamber, the Loveland post office and 60 volunteer stampers have been mailing Valentines to people in all 50 states and more than 110 countries with a special cachet stamp and message through the program. More than 160,000 valentines get mailed each year through Loveland.
The 2014 cachet was designed by Corry McDowell and this verse is by Dale Littlefield:
From the Sweetheart City
Scenic, Safe and Strong
Comes a flood of Valentine wishes
To you, where they belong.
The Valentine Re-Mailing Program begins Feb. 4 with the first stamping at 9 a.m. at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, Colo. 80538.
HERE IS HOW TO SEND YOUR VALENTINES THROUGH LOVELAND
- Pre-address, pre-stamp all valentine’s and enclose them in a larger 1st Class envelope.
All envelopes should be sent to:
Postmaster – Attention Valentines
446 E. 29th St
Loveland, CO 80538-9998
All valentines will be removed from the larger envelope at the post office.
To ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day 2014:
- Foreign mail must be received in Loveland by Feb. 4
- U.S. destined mail must be received in Loveland by Feb. 7
- Colorado destined mail must be received in Loveland by Feb. 10
- Proper postage must be affixed, especially for foreign mail.
Colorado residents have the option to drop off their pre-addressed, pre-stamped valentines to local King Soopers or City Market food stores. Feb. 8 is the final day to drop off valentines at these locations.