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Posted by Gale Bernhardt Feb 14, 2008

 

I grew up and currently live in Loveland, Colorado. Yes, the sweetheart city. Love town.

 

 

Valentine's Day is a big deal around here. In 1947, the Valentine remailing program began. The largest of it's kind in the world, people send their Valentine cards to Loveland so they can be stamped with the special Valentine cache and remailed to anywhere in the world.

 

 

If you want to have your Valentine stamped next year, put the appropriate postage on it for the final destination. Put that envelope in another envelope and send it to:

 

 

Postmaster Valentine Re-mailing

446 E. 29th St.

Loveland, CO 80538

 

 

Each year a contest is held to determine the winner of the Valentine cache (for the stamp), the poem (used inside a special card) and the cover design for the card.

 

 

The 2008 stamp cache reads:

 

 

"From mountains high to lakesides blue, this heart's from Loveland so dear one, to you!"

 

 

It is reported that more than 200,000 cards and letters were handled in 2007,  from more than 100 countries. More than 12 million valentines have been re-mailed since the beginning of the program in 1947.

 

 

You can find more information about the program at this website.

 

 

Happy Valentine's Day ~

 

 

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