WASHINGTON — Add an extra “I love you” to that special Valentine’s Day greeting card this year with the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp and a customized postmark courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
It’s simple. Address the card to that special person, affix a First-Class Mail postage stamp (this year’s Paper Heart Forever Stamp) and put it into a larger envelope, also with postage.
Address the larger envelope to VALENTINE’S DAY POSTMARK, POSTMASTER, then add any of the locations listed below to receive that town’s Valentine’s Day postmark:
|368 BLOHM AVE||AROMAS CA||95004-9998|
|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|
|P O Box 9998||LOVELY KY||41231-9998|
|1 LEACOCK RD||PARADISE PA||17562-9998|
|239 N HALL ST||VALENTINE NE||69201-9998|
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 feeling less in 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 EL NIDO||DIABLO CA||94528-9998|
|101 S EDWARDS ST||INDEPENDENCE CA||93526-9998|
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.
There is no charge for the postmark for fewer than 50 requests. For more than 50, customers will be charged five cents each.
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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