Instructions on how to mail a Valentine- the perfect Valentine! Anyone who plans ahead for Valentine’s Day even a little bit and has access to a post office can send the most adorable card through the official city of love- Loveland, Colorado!
I have the best memories of Valentine’s Day growing up. It was because my mom always left my siblings and I a personalized Valentine’s Day card at our breakfast spot.
When I woke up, there would be a special declaration of love form her and my dad. It taught me that love doesn’t have to come from a man- and it was probably one of the most powerful lessons in feminism my mom ever taught me.
I want to carry that tradition on with my girls just like my mom did for me. Now that we have readers in the house, I am also carrying on another Colorado Valentine’s Day tradition of sending a card through Loveland (also known as the Sweetheart City) to have it stamped with a special stamp and poem before it arrives in the mailbox.
In this post, I’ll share with you exactly how to use the Loveland re-mailing program to send a unique and beautifully stamped Valentine to your loved one!
Looking for more fun Valentine’s Activities?
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About The Loveland Valentine Remailing Program
The name “Loveland” says it all- however, it’s the city of love! Located about 40 miles north of Denver, Loveland is a sleepy little town that is the gateway to Estes Park for those of us driving in from the north or the west.
It’s also a town that takes Valentine’s Day very seriously- each year that unveil a new Valentine’s Day poem that will be stamped on thousand of cards sent through the area. Here’s a quick video about the tradition:
How Do I Send a Loveland Valentine Card?
If you want to send your own Valentine through Loveland, it’s simple- but you have start a bit early. Here are the steps:
1. Make your Valentine card. Write your message inside, and close it up in the first-class envelope the person receiving the Valentine will open. (Of course I made my message in Spanish!)
2. Address the envelope as you would a normal letter.
3. Get a larger envelope the Valentine will go inside of. In my case, I usually send a bunch of these all at once in the same larger envelope. I just bought an envelope at the post office.
4. Purchase and hand stamp the letters with the stamp that you want to use. I love to buy the limited edition Valentine’s stamps from the USPS.
5. Address the larger envelope to the following address:
Postmaster – Attention Valentines
446 E. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538-9998
Remember important dates- mail sent outside of these dates may still arrive, but not in time for Valentine’s Day.
2020 Valentine Remailing Important Dates:
U.S. States Deadline – February 7, 2020
Colorado Deadline – February 10, 2020