Valentine Re-mailing Program

Loveland's Valentine Re-mailing Program is the largest of its kind in the nation. The Loveland Chamber of Commerce and the United States Postal Service have been teaming up for over 70 years with their internationally renowned Valentine Re-mailing Program. Since 1947, the Chamber, the Loveland post office and 60 volunteer stampers have been bringing love, hope and sentiments 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 from mothers to sons, grandfathers to granddaughters and everyone in between. Famous athletes, celebrities and even the president often get valentines stamped with Loveland’s special message. Some of the most heartfelt valentines that have come through Loveland are the ones sending messages of hope and love to our troops overseas, to children battling life-threatening illnesses and to those who are overcoming tragedy and need an extra note of encouragement. 

To send your valentine through the sweetheart city, simply follow these instructions:

1) Address the valentine as normal (with the recipient's address)

2) Stamp the valentine as normal

3) Place the Valentine in a larger, first class envelope.

4) Stamp and address the larger envelope 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, who will deliver them to our amazing stamping volunteers. These volunteers will add a little extra love to your valentine by stamping the Sweetheart City Cachet stamp and cancellation stamp. Finally, all valentines will be delivered back to the post office and sent with love to the recipient!

Important Dates for the Loveland Re-Mailing Program:

      Feb. 5th, 2018    Online Card Sales End

      Feb. 1st, 2018     International Mail Deadline

      Feb. 7th, 2018     US Mail Deadline

      Feb. 9th, 2018     Colorado Mail Deadline

* Mail for these destinations may be sent after the deadline, however it will not get to the recipient before Valentine's Day.  


 

 Instructions for International Mailing:

There is no need for you to obtain current US stamps! Go to your local Post Office, purchase appropriate International Reply Coupon(s) for the cards you are sending, and mail it/them with the card(s). Our Post Master will take the International Reply Coupon and buy the International Stamp(s). Every country sells International Reply Coupons. Our Post Office processes IRC's routinely. 

 


 

Volunteers

Naturally, Lovelanders are very proud of their program that sends a message of love around the globe. In fact, there is a waiting list for people who would like to be one of the 60 plus volunteers who lovingly hand-stamp each card with a specially designed cachet for first two weeks in February. Check out the 2017 Volunteers:

 

 

To see a video of our volunteer stampers enjoying the festivities and dancing to E.J. Bisiar's infamous "Please Be My Valentine" please click here.

 


 

Need a Valentine's Card!?

Why not purchase an Official Loveland Valentine Card to go with your Official Sweetheart City Stamp? You can purchase the Official Loveland Valentine Card online here. Be sure to notice deadlines to ensure timely delivery!