Add an extra “I love you” to that special Valentine’s Day greeting card this year with the new Love Skywriting Forever Stamp and a customized postmark courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
The practice of sending Valentine’s Day cards with a special Romance, AR pictorial postmark goes back for many years. In 1990, the Postal Service selected Romance, AR as the site for the First Day of Issue ceremony for that year’s edition of the Love Stamp. The event included then Postmaster General Anthony Frank and former U.S. Senator David Pryor, of Arkansas, as well as many other postal, state and community officials. Hundreds of people attended the event.
While walk in requests are common, due to the post office’s remote location most requests for the special Romance, AR pictorial cancellation are received by mail. Requests, by mail or in person, have come from all over the United States, as well as a few requests each year from other countries around the world.
A mail-in request is simple. Address the card to that special person, affix a First-Class Mail postage stamp (this year’s Love Skywriting Forever Stamp) and put it into a larger envelope, also with appropriate postage.
Address the larger envelope to
VALENTINE’S DAY POSTMARK
292 HIGHWAY 31
ROMANCE, AR 72136-9998
In order to make sure greeting cards receive the special postmark and are delivered in time for Valentine’s Day, requests should be sent to the address above by Feb. 4. The Romance, AR Post Office will accept requests for this pictorial cancellation for up to 30 days from the Feb. 14, 2017 cancellation date. Requests received after March 16 will be returned to sender.
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