Loveland, Oh. - The Valentine Program of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce began in 1972 and has grown over the years to include a variety of Valentine activities in the community, as well as a nationally known cachet stamping and postmark program. Valentines are hand-stamped with a unique cachet, which is modeled after each year's winning card, and then hand-cancelled with a special Loveland, Ohio, postmark.
Evey year, thousands of cards are mailed from Loveland, Ohio to all 50 states and many foreign countries.
The commemorative 2014, Loveland Valentine Card disigned by Debbie Hall, can be purchased at the Chamber office, and at their "stamping table" at the Loveland Post Office.
The cards designed by Hall can also be purchased at Loveland Kroger, Pizazz Studio, The UPS Store, Union Savings Bank, Loveland Health Care Center, Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, LCNB, The Lodge Retirement Community, and Vintage Market.
To send any of your Valentine cards with the romantic cachet stamp and the Loveland postmark, prepare your cards, affixing proper postage, the addressee and your return address, and include them in a larger envelope addressed to:
The Valentine Lady
Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce
123 S. Second Street
Loveland, OH 45140
They will then stamp your cards with the cachet stamp, postmark them from Loveland, Ohio, and take them to the Loveland Post Office for you.
If you'd like to personally drop off your Valentine cards for stamping, volunteers will be at the Loveland Post Office during the first two weeks in February from 10 AM until to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and 9 AM until to 2 PM on Saturdays.