Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day from Loveland CO

As you can imagine, Valentine's Day is a big event in Loveland, CO.  In February of 1947 the Loveland Valentine Remailing Program was born.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of Valentines are sent to Loveland, where volunteers hand-stamp them with a Valentine verse (contest every year) and send them on to the intended recipients.  Approximately 60 volunteers gather to stamp the verse (there is a waiting list for this duty) which is sent all over the US and more than 100 countries.  Since 1962, a high school senior has been chosen to represent the program and the city as "Miss Loveland Valentine".   For the month of February,  the city authorizes the placement of red hearts with personal messages on light poles and other fixtures of the downtown and main streets throughout town.  All quite fun to read as you are riding through town (not while driving, of course). 

I made this heart sometime ago, but it is one of my favorites, so what better day to post a heart.  Happy Valentines Day, to all of you and yours!