Monday, January 18, 2010

Loveland, CO Postmark: Not Too Late!

Submitted by Linda

This past Saturday I was lucky enough to be creating some valentines with some FRFs (Front Row Friends), and here is what we worked on:
This cute 3x3 card was super simple with the scallop border punch and the small tag punch.
This repeat from last year is so sweet with the scallop envelope and the hearts popping out!
These giant 'metal edge tags' are really lids from frozen juice. We attached scallop and circle punched papers, and viola! A great big tag to attach to a cello bag of candy!
Use a crop-o-dile to punch the hole!
This is the backside......
Now, this is the time when it pays to plan ahead! Last year I wrote a similar post about sending your valentines EARLY to the postmaster in Loveland, Colorado, so that you can have your cards sent out with the most dear postmark and poem.

For 63 years, the Loveland Post Office, has re-mailed valentines. Last year over 200,000 cards were handled by Loveland, from 100+ countries and all 50 states. More than 12 million valentines have been re-mailed since the program started in 1947. Look here for more info on Loveland.

Here's what to do! To have valentines re-mailed with the Loveland postmark, enclose your pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes (with postage) and mail in a large stamped envelope to:

Postmaster
Valentine Re-mailing
446 E. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Deadlines: Valentines headed OUT of the U.S. should be in Loveland by Wednesday, February 4.
Valentines whose destination is in the U.S. should be in Loveland by Monday, February 9.

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