2014 Sweetheart City Valentine Program
2014 Sweetheart City Valentine Program launches with call for card and cachet designs, verses
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s Sweetheart City Valentine Program is now accepting design and verse submissions for both Loveland’s 2014 Official Valentine Card and 2014 Official Loveland Valentine cachet.
Chosen designs and verses will be incorporated into the card and cachet, which will be unveiled in January 2014. The valentine card is sold throughout northern Colorado through select retailers and will be available for sale immediately after it is unveiled. The chosen cachet design and verse will be used to produce the official cachet that is stamped on all outgoing valentines that come through the 68th Annual Valentine Re-mailing Program, which kicks off on Feb. 1 2014. The cachet verse appears inside the cachet design. The completed cachet is reproduced on rubber stamps and used to hand-stamp the envelope of each valentine card re-mailed from Loveland. It is also printed on the envelope of the 2014 official Loveland Valentine card.
Winners of the card and cachet contests are awarded cash prizes and become part of Loveland’s history.
In partnership with the Loveland Post Office, King Soopers stores and many volunteers, the Loveland Chamber stamps its special Sweetheart City cachet on approximately 160,000 valentine cards that arrive in Loveland each. Volunteers lovingly hand-stamp the cachet on each valentine and re-mail them to their final destinations that include more than 100 countries around the globe and all 50 states.
See details here for the Sweetheart City Valentine Card and Cachet Designs and Verse Contest submissions.
Send Your Valentine's Through the Sweetheart City
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people from all over the nation and the world to think about sending valentine’s through the Valentine Re-Mailing Program. This program has helped to spread sentiment and love among family, friends, loved ones, to troops overseas, to public figures and even to those in heaven. 2014 is a opportunity to take the time to handwrite and send a special valentine greeting to someone with a special ‘love’ stamp from Loveland, Colorado.
Join more than 160,000 people across the world and send your valentine's through the city of Loveland, Colo. otherwise known as the Sweetheart City. Simply follow these instructions:
- 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. watch this page for updates!
- Foreign mail must be received in Loveland by (February 2014 date to be announced)
- U.S. destined mail must be received in Loveland by (February 2014 date to be announced)
- Colorado destined mail must be received in Loveland by (February 2014 date to be announced)
- 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. (February 2014 date to be announced) is the final day to drop off valentines at these locations.
The Chamber's Loveland Valentine Program
Sponsored by McKee Medical Center
Known as 'The Sweetheart City,’ Loveland, Colo. has been re-mailing valentines with a special cachet and postal cancellation since 1946. Since then, Loveland, Colo. has become world renown for its dedication to romance. Not only does the The Sweetheart City capture the essence of romance via its world-renowned Valentine Re-mailing program, but also via the many weddings and anniversaries celebrated here each year!
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce is happy to lead The Sweetheart City in helping others celebrate their romantic relationships by establishing and managing the world-renowned Loveland Valentine Program. This program includes the selection process of Miss Loveland Valentine, producing the annual “Official Loveland Valentine Card" and partnering with U.S. Postal Service in re-mailing more than 160,000 valentines each year. Each card is lovingly hand-stamped by volunteers during the first two weeks in February.