The Loveland Chamber of Commerce has unveiled the 2019 stamp design for its valentine re-mailing program.
For 73 years, people from around the world have sent their valentines to the city to receive the special postmark, called a cachet. A group of 50 volunteers hand-stamps the cachet and postmark on each of the more than 100,000 valentines mailed through Loveland.
This year’s design -- created by Loveland resident Corry McDowell -- pays tribute to the program. It features mascot Dan Cupid bringing his valentines to the post office.
The stamp also features a verse written by Marjean Carpenter: “The heart of Loveland is joyfully sent to you. Let love be remembered in all that you do.”
To get the cachet, send your pre-addressed, pre-stamped valentines in an enclosed, larger 1st Class envelope addressed to Postmaster - Attention Valentines, 446 E. 29th St., Loveland, CO 80538-9998. Once received, valentines will be removed from the larger envelope and stamped before being re-mailed to the intended recipient.
All international mail must be received in Loveland by Feb. 1, 2019; all U.S. mail must be received by Feb. 7, and all Colorado mail must be received by Feb. 9 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day. Colorado residents also can drop off their valentines at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO. 80538 or at either Loveland post office by Feb. 8.