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Loveland Volunteers Still Stamping Valentine’s Cards

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(credit: CBS)

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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Volunteers in Loveland are still stamping Valentine’s Day cards sent to the northern Colorado city for its romantic postmark.

For 66 years, people from around the world have been sending pre-addressed and stamped cards to Loveland to be postmarked and re-mailed to their loved ones. However, some people request that their cards not be stamped until Feb. 14.

Loveland Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Nicole Yost says an estimated 150,000 valentines have come in this year. She said Tuesday that cards will probably still trickle in through the end of the month.

Each year, about 175,000 cards pass through the city from across the country and over 100 countries.

They’re also stamped with a verse, known as a cachet, that changes each year.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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