Love is in the Air – Postmarks and gifts for Those in Love
by Debra J. Mitchell – United States Postal Service
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
For those wanting to add an extra sentiment to their greeting cards, they can simply address the card to that special person, affix a First-Class Mail postage stamp and put it into a larger envelope, also with postage, address it to VALENTINE’S DAY POSTMARK, POSTMASTER, and then add any of the locations listed below to get that town’s postmark:
7815 BEAUTY RD, BEAUTY, KY 41203-9998
6664 ROUTE 362, BLISS, NY 14024-9998
200 W MAIN ST, HARTSVILLE, TN 37074-9998
446 E 29TH ST, LOVELAND, CO 80538-9998
1423 RIVER FRONT RD, LOVELY, KY 41231-9998
239 N HALL ST, VALENTINE, NE 69201-9998
1 LEACOCK RD, PARADISE, PA 17562-9998
There is a special joint postmark between Juliette, GA, and Romeo, MI. Requests for this postmark can be sent to: ROMEO AND JULIETTE VALENTINE CANCELLATION, POSTMASTER, at 356 BOWDOIN RD, JULIETTE, GA 31046-9998 OR 119 CHURCH ST, ROMEO, MI 48065-9998. In order to make sure the greeting cards receive the special postmark and are delivered in time for Valentine’s Day, requests should be sent to the cities above by Feb. 5.
The U.S. Postal Service has gift ideas that are in the box, with the “In the Mailbox” line of retail products. In the Mailbox gift ideas include Candy Hearts and Love Ribbon jewelry, and ready-to-mail plush animals like Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
In the Mailbox means you’ve got that special gift “in the bag.” Simply fold, add postage and send them off — no need to purchase additional boxes — making it simple and easy to package and mail your love.
Love-themed jewelry featuring the well-known Candy Hearts image first depicted on a 2004 postage stamp, includes bracelets, necklaces and two watch designs — all reasonably priced and sure to remind loved ones that someone cares. All pieces in the jewelry line also come in an additional design choice: the extremely popular Love Ribbons featured on the 2012 Love stamp.
The Postal Service’s In the Mailbox product line also features two additional plush bear designs — the festive Birthday bear and the adorable “I Love You” bear — both in boxes and ready to mail. Choosing a gift at one of the In the Mailbox Holiday Gift Centers found exclusively at the Postal Service or at www.usps.com/shop is a great way to say “I love you.” Loved ones everywhere will receive love in the mail and the sender gets the gift of time saved.