WASHINGTON — Love is in the air. Or, is it? The U.S. Postal Service is recognizing Valentine’s Day this year by giving those madly in love a way to add an extra “I love you” to their greeting card envelopes and giving those who aren’t in a heart-shaped relationship, a way to express their feelings in a, well, civilized manner.
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.
For those not quite feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, the Postal Service has a way for them to express their intentions as well. Follow the instructions above and send greetings to the locations below to receive that town’s postmark:
|1701 S MAIN ST||BROKEN ARROW OK||74012-9998|
|4722 WAISANEN RD||EMBARRASS MN||55732-9998|
|101 S EDWARDS ST||INDEPENDENCE CA||93526-9998|
|1701 EL NIDO||DIABLO CA||94528-9998|
|665 6TH ST||SOUR LAKE TX||77659-9998|
|3701 US 52 HWY||COWARD SC||29530-9998|
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 Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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