More Loveland Hearts on US-34

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Yesterday we took photos of some Loveland Hearts on US-34 in Loveland.


2018 Loveland Valentine Hearts on the Streets of Loveland, CO

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Today we took a few photos of some 2018 Loveland Hearts on US-34 in Loveland.

These are the hearts that are sold every year by the Thompson Valley Rotary Club – for some 40+ years, the streets of Loveland, Colorado have been lined each February with hundreds of wooden hearts bearing messages. Many of these messages carry personalized words of affection, devotion and love in up to 25 letters (a sort of pre-twitter “love tweet”). The Thompson Valley Rotary has managed the program for about 20 years.

Locals can request order almost anything to be inscribed on these hearts. Messages have included foreign languages and symbols. Each message is stenciled on the heart with the help of local students. Proceeds of the sales of these hearts go to help children locally and abroad through the Thompson Valley Rotary Club.

The 2018 Loveland Hearts program was sold out in record time – by January 8th, 2018 – all 2018 Loveland Hearts had been allocated and sold.


Valentine Kabobs from Mom Endeavors

We found this cool idea of Valentine Kabobas (a kid friendly valentines gift) on Mom Endeavors – the credit for this idea and all the imagery goes to them!

Not only are these SUPER easy to make, but they could be adapted for just about any holiday or special occasion–birthdays, Halloween, 4th of July, Christmas, shower/party favors. At parties, it would make such a fun activity station–even little ones can do it (with adult help).

The concept is simple – take soft candies with a valentine theme – skewer them onto bamboo skewers, wrap them in cellophane, add a red or pink ribbon – voila – almost instant valentines day gift!

Valentine Kabobs:

Valentine Kabobs: First obtain some Valentine Gummies or other soft Valentine themed candies

Valentine Kabobs: First obtain some Valentine Gummies or other soft Valentine themed candies

You will need:

Materials:

  • Variety of soft/gummy themed candies
  • bamboo skewers
  • clear bags
  • ribbon

Time:

  • 10-20 minutes, depending on the age of your helpers

You can find the instructions over at Mom Endeavors.

For Valentine Gummies, bamboo skewers, cellophane gift bags and valentine ribbons, head over to Amazon.


2018 Loveland Valentines Cards are Available for purchase NOW!

The 2018 Loveland Valentines Cards are Available for purchase NOW!

The 2018 Loveland Valentine Cards are Now Available via Amazon!

The 2018 Loveland Valentine Cards are Now Available via Amazon!

The Loveland Valentines Card – 2018 are now available on Amazon!

This year we have some exciting news! You asked – we listened… and now the Loveland Valentine Card is on available for purchase from Amazon.

We have a 2-pack of Loveland Valentine Cards as a Valentine Remailing Kit available for purchase online.

In the Valentine Remailing Kit you will receive:

  • Two Official Loveland Valentine Cards with matching envelopes
  • a manila envelope pre-address to the Loveland Valentine Station – postage pre-paid for 2 cards
  • 1st-class US Postage Stamps for each Loveland Valentine Card
  • Various Valentine Stickers (stickers vary, but you get multiple stickers for each card)
  • Valentine Confetti – the same confetti we used in previous years making cards for you
  • Valentine Remailing Instructions – a step-by-step guide to complete your remailing!

Please note: Each Kit contains TWO Loveland Valentines Cards!


Valentine Remailing Dates for 2018

Important Remailing Dates for 2018 of the Loveland Remailing Program:

•      Feb. 1st, 2018.     International Mail Deadline

•      Feb. 7th, 2018.     US Mail Deadline

•      Feb. 9th, 2018.     Colorado (and Wyoming) Mail Deadline

* Mail for these destinations may be sent after the deadline, however it may not get to the recipient before Valentine’s Day.

Last Minute Valentine Ideas: Get your Valentine NOW – or you may regret it!

There are a few Last Minute Valentine Ideas which might save your bacon – if you forgot to get something, it’s not too late.

First off – get to the store – go buy a card, some flowers, or chocolates… if your valentine likes wine, or beer – perhaps a local liquor store or grocery store might be your savior.

Don’t want to get up? Amazon might have your back… if you live in one of the select cities where Amazon operates Free Amazon Prime Same Day Delivery, then the good folks over at Amazon could save your butt with a few clicks of the mouse…

Amazon offers free Same Day Delivery for any occasion in select markets!

Amazon offers free Same Day Delivery for any occasion in select markets!

But what if I don’t want to spend any money?

Whatever the reason, if you’re someone who doesn’t splash out on Valentine’s Day, or you agreed with your loved one to save a little cash this year, there is one option that you can use from your computer, and not spend a dime… how about a valentine e-card?

It's not too late to get a Valentine's Day card, or send an e-card!

It’s not too late to get a Valentine’s Day card, or send an e-card!

You can be that old-romantics without much effort and without spending any cash..!!

So – if you haven’t done a thing – at least do something for your valentine now… it’s not too late for SOMETHING with our last minute Valentine Ideas!

Amazon runs up to 25% off Valentine deals when you order through Alexa!

Amazon is running some 25% off Valentine deals if you order through Alexa!

Amazon is running some 25% off Valentine deals if you order through Alexa!

The small print: Deals with an additional Alexa discount are limited to one per customer and one per device; Prime members only. Some Valentine deals items may be fulfilled by Prime Now.

BBC Radio 4 Features Loveland Valentines on Radio Baa Baa

Last year Loveland was visited by a BBC Radio journalist named Andy Jones, who seemed both a little smitten and a little bemused by the Loveland, Colorado traditions surrounding Valentine Season – which is described as:

Andy Jones is in Loveland, Colorado, with the silver-haired Valentines’ elves as they stamp away to bluegrass music.

Loveland, Colorado and our Remailing Program was featured on BBC Radio 4 Today

Loveland, Colorado and our Remailing Program was featured on BBC Radio 4 Today – Click to Play