Since 1972, volunteers in Loveland, Colorado, have made it possible to send a sweetie or a grandchild a Valentine with an appropriate postmark. Other locations suggested by the United States Postal Service (USPS) include these choices:
- Beauty, KY
- Bliss, NY
- Hartsville, TN
- Lovely, KY
- Valentine, NE
- Paradise, PA
Valentines should be stamped and addressed and placed inside a larger envelope and sent to the postmaster. After they have been given their special postmark, they will be mailed to the intended recipients. Feb. 5 is the suggested deadline for mailing.
This year USPS has taken note of Valentine Grinches and included a list of postmarks for non-romantics, including Broken Arrow, OK, and Sour Lake, TX. Check out these instructions from the USPS with specific addresses for both the rom and non-rom destinations.
Of course, grandparents wouldn't want to send a grandchild a Valentine from Sour Lake, unless they are one of the 1,813 persons living in that metropolis. But I bet a grandchild would love a Valentine with one of the sweet postmarks. While you are in the mailing mood, go ahead and tuck a letter to your grandchild inside the envelope, too. Nothing says loving like a letter.
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