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Love is in the air with annual Colorado postmark

Rachel Wheeler

January 26, 2010

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The United States Postal Service (USPS®) in Loveland, Colorado, will be issuing their annual Valentine's Day re-mailing program.

Co-ordinated by the local post office and the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, the scheme takes letters from all over the world and marks them with a special romance-themed design next to the town's postmark, before returning the mail to the sender.

Approximately 200,000 valentine cards and letters are handled every year by the town, who receive a great deal of assistance from local senior citizens.

The program of returned mail includes recipients from over 100 countries and from all 50 of the United States.

More than 12 million Valentine's packages have been re-mailed since the program began back in 1947.

Cindy Kinney, postmaster of the town, said: "This program truly is a labor of love for the Loveland Post Office, the community and everyone involved. It brings world-wide positive attention and recognition to Loveland and Colorado and to these wonderful seniors, who truly show love makes the world go round."
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