Is there a more lovely (and perfect) place than our very own Loveland, Colorado from which to send your Valentine’s Day cards and love letters? The Sweetheart City has officially started its 76th annual valentine season by accepting cards and love letters for its popular and lovely (of course!) re-mailing program.
For the 77th year, Loveland will receive more than 100,000 Valentines from all 50 states and 110 countries around the world through its Valentine Re-mailing Program, the largest program of its kind.
Volunteers handstamp the collector’s stamp and postmark onto each individual Valentine that comes through the city.
To send your Valentine through the sweetheart city, follow these instructions:
♥ Address the Valentine with recipient’s address — be sure to double-check the address!
♥ Properly stamp the Valentine
♥ Place the Valentine in a larger, first-class envelope
♥ Stamp and address the larger envelope to:
Postmaster – Attention Valentines
446 East 29th Street
Loveland, Colorado 80538-9998
Remember, you must have proper postage on all of your Valentines before sending them to the Loveland post office. Larger or heavier cards may require additional postage. Otherwise, your loved ones will not receive your heart-filled words, as they will be deemed undeliverable.
IMPORTANT: Postage is required on the larger envelope for them to be properly delivered to Loveland for the re-mailing program. Be sure to weigh the larger envelope to ensure you have the proper postage. Otherwise, the envelope may be deemed undeliverable and returned to the sender.
Be sure to include a return address, in case there’s an issue. (Without a return address and proper postage, there’s a good chance your package could end up in the dead letter office.)
Here’s the deadline schedule:
For international destinations — Thursday, February 2
For U.S. destinations (outside of Colorado) — Tuesday, February 7
For destinations (within Colorado & Wyoming) — Thursday, February 9
You can also drop off your stamped valentines in-person at either Loveland post office — 446 E. 29th St. or 601 Cleveland Ave. — in designated drop-off boxes by Friday, February 10 — no larger envelope required.
All Valentines sent through The Loveland Valentine Program before or on February 4 will be postmarked and mailed on February 4. Every day after, the Valentine will be postmarked on the day it’s received.
If you have questions about the program, call the Loveland Chamber of Commerce at 970-667-6311.
Other Drop-Off Sites in Loveland
Drop off your Valentine cards starting January 9 to February 9 at any of these four locations:
No additional outer envelope necessary.
Loveland Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — 5400 Stone Creek Circle Suite 200
Aims Community College (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)- 104 E. 4th St.
Independent Financial (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon)– 935 N. Cleveland Ave.
Elevations Credit Union (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5;30 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon)- 970 E. Eisenhower Blvd.